By The Associated Press
Illinois’ Bret Bielema makes his return to Madison as an opposing coach when the Illini visit Wisconsin on Saturday. Bielema posted 68-24 record as Wisconsin’s coach from 2006-12 before leaving for Arkansas. Bielema is the first coach to take an opposing Big Ten team to the school where he won a Big Ten title as a coach since John Pont coached Northwestern at Indiana in 1973. Pont had led Indiana to the 1967 Big Ten crown. Wisconsin has beaten Illinois by a combined score of 69-7 over the last two seasons.
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