The Virginia Tech-Wisconsin series has been pushed back, and it has been replaced by a series against an unnamed major non-conference opponent, according to AD Jim Weaver.
Wisconsin will play LSU in Lambeau Field in 2016, and ESPN requested that Tech push back their series with the Badgers so this game could be accommodated. Jim Weaver agreed. Tech will now play at Wisconsin in 2019, with the return trip to Blacksburg in 2020. A major non-conference opponent will replace the Badgers in 2016 and 2017.
Tech’s future schedule against major non-conference schools is now expected to look like this…
2014: at Ohio State
2015: Ohio State (possibly a Monday night Labor Day game)
2016: unnamed major conference opponent
2016: at Notre Dame
2017: unnamed major conference opponent
2019: at Wisconsin
2020: at Michigan
2021: at West Virginia
2022: West Virginia
Tech has at least one major non-conference opponent each season except 2018. Conventional wisdom would suggest that 2018 is the year in which Notre Dame will make their first trip to Lane Stadium, though that has not been announced by the ACC.