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Report: Wisconsin Badgers, Notre Dame talk again about re-starting football series at Soldier Field

Report: Badgers, Notre Dame at Soldier Field?
Report: Badgers, Notre Dame at Soldier Field?
Report: Badgers, Notre Dame at Soldier Field?
Posted at 11:06 AM, Jul 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE -- They haven't played in more than 50 years, but the Wisconsin Badgers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish are talking about re-starting their football series.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the two athletic departments are in discussions about a series, with games reportedly to be played at a geographic mid-point between the schools, Soldier Field in Chicago.

The two schools' main connection is Wisconsin's athletic director, Barry Alvarez. Before becoming head coach at UW, he was Lou Holtz's defensive coordinator for their 1988 National Championship team - the last the Irish has had in their long, illustrious history.

Wisconsin last played at Soldier Field in 2011, beating Northern Illinois.

There have been recent discussion (per the Green Bay Press-Gazette) about Notre Dame playing a "Shamrock Series" game at Lambeau Field, where the Badgers beat LSU in their first-ever game at the home of the Packers in 2016.