Wisconsin Badgers' home opener will be a Friday night game

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Badgers will kick off their delayed football season not on a Saturday, but on a Friday night -- Oct. 23. 

The Badgers will host Illinois at an empty Camp Randall Stadium. This is a rematch of a last-second Wisconsin loss last year at Illinois. 

Wisconsin will play a shortened, conference-only schedule this year: Nine games total through Dec. 19. 

Meantime, here's a look at Week 1 on the BTN: 

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