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Barry Alvarez weighs in on Friday night football in the Big Ten

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The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday they would be playing a select amount of Friday night football games beginning in 2017. Several member institutions have agreed to participate in Friday night games on a limited basis. Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez issued a statement indicating the Badgers would be willing to host a Friday night game only early in the season.

“There has been a lot of dialogue within our conference about the feasibility of playing a very limited number of Friday night games. As a former high school and college coach, I have great respect for the tradition and importance of Friday night high school football in the state of Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. As a conference, we felt it was the right time to explore additional opportunities for exposure on Friday nights on a limited basis. At Wisconsin, we are open to hosting games at Camp Randall on the Friday night prior to Labor Day weekend in selected years but have not committed to hosting Friday night games at any other time.”

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