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Cal, Wisconsin To Meet In 2029, 2030

March 26, 2024
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The California and Wisconsin football teams have agreed to meet for a pair of nonconference games in a home-and-home series in 2029 and 2030. The Golden Bears will host the Badgers at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Sept. 1, 2029, before making a trip to Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin, on Aug. 31, 2030.

Cal holds a 5-1 advantage in the all-time series with the most recent contest a 28-12 victory for the Bears in Madison to open the 1990 campaign for both teams. Wisconsin was a 28-7 winner in the first-ever meeting between the teams in 1946, with Cal's first three victories coming in the following three seasons (1947-49) when the Bears were a combined 29-3, won a Pacific Coast Conference title (1949) a year after tying for a PCC crown (1948), and played in a pair of Rose Bowls (1948-49). Cal also swept the most recent games between the teams in 1989 and 1990.

The last time Cal played a Big Ten team was in the 2019 Redbox Bowl at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara when the Bears defeated Illinois, 35-20. Cal was also a winner in its last regular-season game against a Big Ten team with a 31-24 victory at Northwestern in the 2014 season opener for both squads.

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Cal-Wisconsin Series History
Sept. 28, 1946 – Wisconsin 28, at California 7
Oct. 11, 1947 – (8) California 48, at Wisconsin 7
Oct. 9, 1948 – at (9) California 40, Wisconsin 14
Oct. 8, 1949 – (10) California 35, at Wisconsin 20
Sept. 23, 1989 – at California 20, Wisconsin 14
Sept. 8, 1990 – California 28, at Wisconsin 12
AP ranking at time of game in parenthesis; Additional information on the all-time series can be found at CalBears.com

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Cal, Wisconsin To Meet In 2029, 2030

2,932 Views | 15 Replies | Last: 15 days ago by calumnus
bearsandgiants
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If humanity still exists, count me in!
badger
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Its a long, long, way off, but more than happy to provide information on going to Madison for the game. The gameday atmosphere is excellent, lots of bars around the stadium, good tailgating, and the hotel situation is also good, lots of options. My daughter will be done at Cal by then (graduates in 26 god willing), but we still may come out for the game in Berkeley
evanluck
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Took a road trip as a Cal Band Member to the game in '89. The Badgers are excellent hosts and they have an official post game celebration win or lose called the 5th quarter that is a whole ton of fun!

Loved everything about that trip!
Golden One
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Hopefully, we still have a football program by then.
Bobodeluxe
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Golden One said:

Hopefully, we still have a football program by then.
Fitty-fitty.
Anarchistbear
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Good drugs matchup
Shocky1
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Bobodeluxe said:

Golden One said:

Hopefully, we still have a football program by then.
Fitty-fitty.
bobo, let's be real here, ur just a kinda sad guy who roots against the bears, the acc, everything modern, etc. while listening to games on kgo & hoping the bears lose to justify ur next non funny pathetic post that's ignored by everybody

why r u doing this?...our time on planet earth is limited, is this really how u wanna spend ur remaining time?
oskiswifeshusband
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This will be a conference matchup by then.
calumnus
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Anarchistbear said:

Good drugs matchup


No contest. Wisconsin has not even legalized medical marijuana, though maybe by then they will have.
Bobodeluxe
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calumnus said:

Anarchistbear said:

Good drugs matchup


No contest. Wisconsin has not even legalized medical marijuana, though maybe by then they will have.


Fifty years ago, yes. Now. lesser idaho.
calBlitz
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evanluck said:

Took a road trip as a Cal Band Member to the game in '89. The Badgers are excellent hosts and they have an official post game celebration win or lose called the 5th quarter that is a whole ton of fun!

Loved everything about that trip!
You mean 1990. The 89 game was at Cal, my first live game.
evanluck
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calBlitz said:

evanluck said:

Took a road trip as a Cal Band Member to the game in '89. The Badgers are excellent hosts and they have an official post game celebration win or lose called the 5th quarter that is a whole ton of fun!

Loved everything about that trip!
You mean 1990. The 89 game was at Cal, my first live game.
Correct! I remember the band members that chose to road trip were thinking, this could be the only Cal victory of the year as Wisconsin was also stuck in a period of time where they were Big 10 bottom dwellers. Cal ended up winning that game on the road and having a pretty good season culminating in a Copper Bowl victory over Wyoming!

I also remember Russell White debuting against a #10 Miami team in our first home game of the season and on his first touch from scrimmage returning a kick for 99 yards and a touchdown. After the score, the band played the theme from Superman before the traditional Fight for California. What an epic debut!
golden sloth
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evanluck said:

calBlitz said:

evanluck said:

Took a road trip as a Cal Band Member to the game in '89. The Badgers are excellent hosts and they have an official post game celebration win or lose called the 5th quarter that is a whole ton of fun!

Loved everything about that trip!
You mean 1990. The 89 game was at Cal, my first live game.
Correct! I remember the band members that chose to road trip were thinking, this could be the only Cal victory of the year as Wisconsin was also stuck in a period of time where they were Big 10 bottom dwellers. Cal ended up winning that game on the road and having a pretty good season culminating in a Copper Bowl victory over Wyoming!

I also remember Russell White debuting against a #10 Miami team in our first home game of the season and on his first touch from scrimmage returning a kick for 99 yards and a touchdown. After the score, the band played the theme from Superman before the traditional Fight for California. What an epic debut!




Fast forward to 13:15.
BearSD
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Wisconsin is playing our Bears instead of the baby bears in these seasons?
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The Badgers were previously scheduled to face the UCLA Bruins the same two seasons, but the series was nullified after UCLA announced its intention to join the Big Ten Conference in 2024.
https://fbschedules.com/wisconsin-california-schedule-football-series-for-2029-2030/
calumnus
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BearSD said:

Wisconsin is playing our Bears instead of the baby bears in these seasons?
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The Badgers were previously scheduled to face the UCLA Bruins the same two seasons, but the series was nullified after UCLA announced its intention to join the Big Ten Conference in 2024.
https://fbschedules.com/wisconsin-california-schedule-football-series-for-2029-2030/


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