08-29-2012 04:36 AM

Barry Alvarez could quiet some of his loudest critics with one seemingly benign promise, but the University of Wisconsin athletic director won’t go there.

That’s too bad.

For seven years and counting, the UW football team has included a Football Championship Subdivision school on its non-conference schedule. For the first time, that exercise will play out in the season opener as Northern Iowa comes to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

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