Five of 12 game times are now set for 2013.
June 7, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - ESPN announced today the addition of seven Big Ten Conference games to its broadcast schedule for the first three weeks of 2013, including the Sept. 7 game between Illinois and Cincinnati at Memorial Stadium. The Illini and Bearcats will start at 11 a.m. CT, with television on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.
Illinois now has five of its 12 game times set for 2013, including home games against Cincinnati (Sept. 7 at 11 a.m.), Wisconsin (Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.) and Michigan State (Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m.), the Chicago Homecoming game at Soldier Field (Sept. 14 at 5 p.m.) and one road game at Nebraska (Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.). The start time for the Aug. 31 season-opener against Southern Illinois is expected to be announced next week.
The Fighting Illini will again play seven home games in 2013, 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 for as low as $99.
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 start at $30 and are on sale now.
|2013 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE | LINK|
|Aug. 31||Southern Illinois||Memorial Stadium||TBA||TBA|
|Sept. 7||Cincinnati||Memorial Stadium||11 am CT||ESPN2/U|
|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.||11 am CT||TBA|
|Oct. 19||Wisconsin||Memorial Stadium||7 pm CT||BTN|
|Oct. 26||Michigan State (Homecoming)||Memorial Stadium||2:30 pm CT||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|