Washington State is still set to play at Wisconsin in 2015, WSU sports information director Bill Stevens told FBSchedules.com.
In an email, Stevens said “we had previously moved our Wisconsin game in 2015 to Sept. 19.”
Last week, Wisconsin announced that they will face the Alabama Crimson Tide at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 5, 2015. That was the same date that Washington State was slated to visit Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
The two schools are also scheduled to open the 2014 season on August 30 at Martin Stadium in Pullman. The 2014 and 2015 games are part of a two-for-one football series that began in Madison in 2007.
Interestingly, contact with the Wisconsin athletics department about the 2015 Washington State game did not yield the same response.
“Because of the all the uncertainty with the conference schedule at this point, the only set game we have right now for 2015 is the Alabama game to kick off the season,” Brian Lucas, Wisconsin Director of Athletic Communications wrote.
Wisconsin is likely just covering their bases as future Big Ten schedules are in flux. The conference will move to a nine or ten-game football schedule, perhaps as early as 2014 when Maryland and Rutgers join.
With that impending change, future non-conference schedules for every Big Ten team could also be affected.