FOX announces the kick-off for the showdown in Wisconsin, Alabama

The September 14, 2024 showdown between Wisconsin and Alabama will begin at 11 a.m. CT.

The kickoff time was announced Monday by FOX, which is releasing the game as part of its “Big Noon Kickoff” series in 2024. Three of the afternoon games (eastern time) that FOX will profile have been announced, the others being on September 7 with Texas in Michigan and Nov. 30 due to the Michigan-Ohio rivalry.

It will be the third game of the season for the Badgers, who open at home against Western Michigan on August 31 and then host South Dakota on September 7.

Alabama has entered the post-Nick Saban era. Saban stepped down after the 2023 season and was replaced by former Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer, who will surely bring a pass-heavy offense to ‘Bama. He will certainly have a talented quarterback to work with if the Crimson Tide brings back dual-threat QB Jalen Milroe in 2024.

This matchup, by the way, is the first of the home-and-home series that Wisconsin and Alabama announced five years ago. The Badgers will play Alabama in 2025.