The Illini and Badgers will play under the lights at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 19.
May 6, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced 12 prime time games that will air on the Big Ten Network in the 2013 season on Monday. Illinois has two prime time games, with the Oct. 19 game against Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium set for 7 p.m and the previously announced Chicago Homecoming contest against Washington at Soldier Field on Sept. 14 slated for 5 p.m. CT. Both games will be televised by the Big Ten Network. These are the only two game times to be announced on the Illini's 2013 schedule thus far. The full 2013 BTN prime time slate can be found here.
Illinois is 14-8 all time in prime time game at Memorial Stadium (6 p.m. or later start time) and is 4-3 all time in home night games against Big Ten opponents. The last time the Illini hosted a Big Ten foe at night at Memorial Stadium was on Oct. 18, 2008, a 55-13 win over Indiana.
The Fighting Illini will again play seven home games, including three in the month of September and a marquee Big Ten slate of Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State and Northwestern. Season tickets can be purchased here.
In addition to the exciting seven-game home slate, the Fighting Illini will also host the Chicago Homecoming game at historic Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 14 against Washington. Tickets for the Chicago Homecoming game are on sale now.
|2013 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE | LINK|
|Aug. 31||Southern Illinois||Memorial Stadium||TBA||TBA|
|Sept. 7||Cincinnati||Memorial Stadium||TBA||TBA|
|Sept. 14||vs. Washington (Chicago Homecoming)||Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.||5 pm CT||BTN|
|Sept. 28||Miami (OH) (Dad's Day)||Memorial Stadium||TBA||TBA|
|Oct. 5||at Nebraska||Lincoln, Neb.||TBA||TBA|
|Oct. 19||Wisconsin||Memorial Stadium||7 pm CT||BTN|
|Oct. 26||Michigan State (Homecoming)||Memorial Stadium||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 2||at Penn State||University Park, Pa.||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 9||at Indiana||Bloomington, Ind.||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 16||Ohio State||Memorial Stadium||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 23||at Purdue||West Lafayette, Ind.||TBA||TBA|
|Nov. 30||Northwestern||Memorial Stadium||TBA||TBA|
|Dec. 7||at Big Ten Championship Game||Indianapolis, Ind.||TBA||FOX|