The Wisconsin football team has accepted an invitation to play in the 2003 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., Wisconsin Director of Athletics Pat Richter announced.
The game will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at The Coliseum, home of the NFLs Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CST. ESPN will televise the game live between the Badgers and a Southeastern Conference opponent.
Weve had discussions with the Music City Bowl the past couple of weeks and were pleased to accept their invitation, said Richter. Our institution is excited about going to Nashville. We have heard great things about the Music City Bowl experience from the Big Ten. I lived in Nashville for a couple years, and I know the community will welcome our fans and team. And I know our marching band is a good match for a great music city like Nashville.
Wisconsin (7-5 overall, 4-4 Big Ten) joins Michigan and Ohio State as the only three Big Ten schools to have qualified for a bowl game in nine of the past 11 years. The Badgers are 7-1 (.875) in eight previous bowl appearances under Coach Barry Alvarez.