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    Illinois and UConn Announce Home-and-Home Series
    The Illini will travel to UConn in 2019 and host the Huskies in 2020.

    The Illini will travel to UConn in 2019 and host the Huskies in 2020.

    Feb. 11, 2014

    Future Schedules

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois and University of Connecticut have finalized a home-and-home football series for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, both schools announced Tuesday. The Fighting Illini will travel to East Hartford, Conn., to face the Huskies on Sept. 7, 2019, with UConn returning the game in Champaign on Sept. 12, 2020. The two schools have never faced each other in football.

    The Big Ten will move to a nine-game conference slate starting in 2016, with each team alternating between having five home/four road games and four home/five road games every other year. In 2019, the Illinois-UConn meeting in Storrs falls on a year when Illinois has five Big Ten home games and four road games, keeping the opportunity open for seven Illini home games. Though Big Ten schedules have only been released through 2019, if the pattern holds true in 2020 when the Huskies are set to come to Champaign, the Illini would have four B1G home games and five B1G road games that season.

    The UConn series is one of many future non-conference games that have been scheduled in the last few months:
    • In 2014, the Illini will travel to Seattle to face Washington, completing the home-and-home that began with this year's Chicago Homecoming game at Soldier Field.
    • In 2015 and '16, Illinois will play a home-and-home series with North Carolina, with the Illini traveling to Chapel Hill on Sept. 19, 2015, and the Tar Heels coming to Champaign on Sept. 10, 2016.
    • A home-and-home series with the University of South Florida will span 2017 and '18, as the Orange and Blue are scheduled to travel to Tampa on Sept. 9, 2017, with the return game slated for Sept. 15, 2018, in Champaign.
    • Illinois and Virginia will play a home-and-home series in 2021 and '22, with the Illini traveling to Charlottesville on Sept. 11, 2021, and UVA coming to Memorial Stadium on Sept. 10, 2022.
    • In 2023 and '24, Illinois is scheduled to play a home-and-home series with Kansas, with the Illini traveling to Lawrence on Sept. 9, 2023, and the Jayhawks returning the game in Champaign on Sept. 7, 2024.
    • Big Ten schedules are complete through 2019, while full 12-game schedules are complete for Illinois through 2018.
    • All Illinois future schedules as they stand today can be found here.

    Future Schedules (as of Feb. 11, 2014)

     2014 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Final)
     Date Opponent Location
     Aug. 30 Youngstown State Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 6 Western Kentucky Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 13 at Washington Seattle, Wash.
     Sept. 20 Texas State (Foundation Weekend) Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 27 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.
     Oct. 4 Purdue Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 11 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis.
     Oct. 18 OPEN  
     Oct. 25 Minnesota (Homecoming) Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 1 at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio
     Nov. 8 OPEN  
     Nov. 15 Iowa (Dad's Day) Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 22 Penn State Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 29 at Northwestern Evanston, Ill.
     Dec. 6 at Big Ten Championship Game Indianapolis, Ind.

     2015 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Final)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 5 Kent State Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 12 Western Illinois Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 19 at North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C.
     Sept. 26 Middle Tennessee State Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 3 Nebraska Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 10 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
     Oct. 17 OPEN  
     Oct. 24 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 31 at Penn State State College, Pa.
     Nov. 7 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind.
     Nov. 14 Ohio State Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 21 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn.
     Nov. 28 Northwestern Memorial Stadium
     Dec. 5 at Big Ten Championship Game Indianapolis, Ind.

     2016 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Final)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 3 Murray State Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 10 North Carolina Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 17 Western Michigan Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 24 OPEN  
     Oct. 1 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.
     Oct. 8 Purdue Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 15 at Rutgers Piscataway, N.J.
     Oct. 22 at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.
     Oct. 29 Minnesota Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 5 Michigan State Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 12 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis.
     Nov. 19 Iowa Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 26 at Northwestern Evanston, Ill.

     2017 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Final)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 2 Ball State Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 9 at South Florida Tampa, Fla.
     Sept. 16 Western Kentucky Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 23 OPEN  
     Sept. 30 Nebraska Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 7 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
     Oct. 14 Rutgers Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 21 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn.
     Oct. 28 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 4 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind.
     Nov. 11 Indiana Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 18 at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio
     Nov. 25 Northwestern Memorial Stadium

     2018 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Final)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 1 Kent State Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 8 Western Illinois Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 15 South Florida Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 22 Penn State Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 29 OPEN  
     Oct. 6 at Rutgers Piscataway, N.J.
     Oct. 13 Purdue Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 20 at Wisconsin Madison, Wis.
     Oct. 27 at Maryland College Park, Md.
     Nov. 3 Minnesota Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 10 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.
     Nov. 17 Iowa Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 24 at Northwestern Evanston, Ill.

     2019 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of Feb. 11, 2014)
     Date Opponent Location
     Aug. 31 TBA  
     Sept. 7 at UConn East Hartford, Conn.
     Sept. 14 TBA  
     Sept. 21 Nebraska Memorial Stadium
     Sept. 28 TBA  
     Oct. 5 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn.
     Oct. 12 Michigan Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 19 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
     Oct. 26 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind.
     Nov. 2 Rutgers Memorial Stadium
     Nov. 9 at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich.
     Nov. 16 TBA  
     Nov. 23 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
     Nov. 30 Northwestern Memorial Stadium
     Two non-conference games TBA

     2020 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of Feb. 11, 2014)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 12 UConn Memorial Stadium
     Two non-conference games & Big Ten Schedule TBA

     2021 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of Feb. 11, 2014)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 11 at Virginia Charlottesville, Va.
     Two non-conference games & Big Ten Schedule TBA

     2022 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of Feb. 11, 2014)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 10 Virginia Memorial Stadium
     Two non-conference games & Big Ten Schedule TBA

     2023 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of Feb. 11, 2014)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 9 at Kansas Lawrence, Kan.
     Two non-conference games & Big Ten Schedule TBA

     2024 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (As of Feb. 11, 2014)
     Date Opponent Location
     Sept. 7 Kansas Memorial Stadium
     Two non-conference games & Big Ten Schedule TBA

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