Men's Basketball
Orange and Blue Scrimmage Set for Thursday Night

The Orange and Blue scrimmage will be the first chance to see all nine Illini newcomers on the State Farm Center court.
The Orange and Blue scrimmage will be the first chance to see all nine Illini newcomers on the State Farm Center court.

Oct. 16, 2013

Watch the Orange & Blue Scrimmage (Illinois All-Access/BTDN subscription required, sign up here)

Preview Interviews: Coach Groce | Jon Ekey | Rayvonte Rice

The 2013-14 Fighting Illini will take the floor at State Farm Center for the first time this season on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the annual Orange & Blue Scrimmage.

The scrimmage will consist of four, eight-minute quarters. Each quarter will be contested as its own game, with the score resetting after each quarter. The split-squad rosters will change each quarter, giving the staff an opportunity to see various lineups in action.

Following the scrimmage, all Illini players and coach Groce will sign posters for those in attendance during an hour-long autograph session. This will be the first opportunity for fans to pick up the 2013-14 Illini basketball poster. Download the poster as wallpaper for your computer or mobile device.

Orange & Blue Scrimmage tickets are included in the season ticket package. Tickets also are on sale for $10 each, and just $2 apiece for University of Illinois students. Seating for the scrimmage is general admission and parking is free. State Farm Center doors will open at 6 p.m.

Fans unable to attend the scrimmage will have the opportunity to watch via a live video stream at The stream is part of Illinois All-Access on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN), available through a monthly or annual subscription. Four other Fighting Illini basketball games, exhibition games on Oct. 24 and Nov. 3 as well as regular season games on Nov. 17 and Dec. 10, will be streamed exclusively on Illinois All-Access on BTDN.

The video stream for the Orange and Blue Scrimmage will be taken from the video board with audio taken from the WDWS broadcast. All other exhibition and regular season games that are streamed on Illinois All-Access on BTDN are Student U productions. In addition to the Orange and Blue Scrimmage and the four other men's basketball games listed above, Illinois Access/BTDN subscriptions also include live audio of every Illini game this season as well as other exclusive coverage of all Fighting Illini sports. Learn more or subscribe to Illini All-Access.

2013-14 Men's Basketball Tickets
Season tickets (18 games): Buy Tickets
Power Pack Tickets (MSU & IU games + all 9 non-conference games): Buy Tickets
Single Game Tickets: On sale Oct. 22 at 9 am here or by calling 1-866-ILLINI1