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Breaking down the Illini's schedule

Beat writer Scott Richey takes a look at the 31-game regular season slate that awaits Illinois and new coach Brad Underwood after it was unveiled on Wednesday afternoon.

Breaking down the Illini's schedule
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Coach's Campaign finally coming to fruition at Cunningham Children's Home

Coach's Campaign finally coming to fruition at Cunningham Children's Home

Groundbreaking for the Education and Recreation Facility, the idea for which was set into motion by a 2007 visit from Lou and Mary Henson, is set for Aug. 20.

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Loren Tate: Illini could soon be tapping into the business of selling beers

Loren Tate: Illini could soon be tapping into the business of selling beers

The barrier between college athletic programs and alcohol is crumbling.

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Second-chance opportunity for Black

Second-chance opportunity for Black

Leron Black: 'I've grown a lot in my time here at college'

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Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:22pm

Tate: Recruiting is the worst-kept secret for Illinois' Brad Underwood

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Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:22pm

Special teams is a point of pride for Illini's Ligashesky

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Coordinator knows his group needs to improve before Sept. 2 season opener 


Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:13pm

NOTES: Illini offense, defense exchange good practice days in training camp's final week

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Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:00am

'A real solid freshman player'

'A real solid freshman player'

How good is Mark Smith? Longtime columnist Loren Tate says he'll start for Brad Underwood's first Illini team but recommends a heavy dose of patience. That goes for the rest of Underwood's team, too.


Tue, 08/15/2017 - 6:10pm

Illini Training Camp 2017: 'Using tight end a lot more'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses a bounce back day by the Illini defense, the music they play in practice and the first truly warm day of training camp before redshirt freshman Griffin Palmer spotlights how Illinois is using tight ends more.

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Tue, 08/15/2017 - 7:00am

Tate: Illini football freshmen a developing story worth following

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This is my way of reminding readers that roughly two dozen first-year freshmen, who are THE STORY of Lovie Smith's preseason encampment, appear to possess the ingredients needed for a winning football team ... someday.


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    2017 Football Schedule

    Sep. 2 Illinois vs. Ball State, 11 a.m.
    Sep. 9 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky, 7 p.m.
    Sep. 15 Illinois at South Florida, 6 p.m.
    Sep. 29 Illinois vs Nebraska, 7 p.m.
    Oct. 7 Illinois at Iowa, 11 a.m.
    Oct. 14 Illinois vs Rutgers, TBA
    Oct. 21 Illinois at Minnesota, 2:30/3 p.m.
    Oct. 28 Illinois vs Wisconsin, 11 a.m.
    Nov. 4 Illinois at Purdue, TBA
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. Indiana, TBA
    Nov. 18 Illinois at Ohio State, TBA
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs Northwestern, TBA

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), W 82-75
    Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), 7 p.m. W 95-51
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m. W 81-62
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, 5 p.m. W 79-64
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m. W 112-65
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. W 89-69
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m. L 84-80
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.* L 57-89
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. L 72-61
    Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m. W 87-74
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, 2 p.m. W 64-46
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m. W 85-77
    Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. W 92-73
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^ W 75-73
    Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, 6 p.m. W 75-66
    Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, 4 p.m. L 59-84
    Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. W 75-70
    Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, 4 p.m. L 80-96
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. W 85-69
    Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. L 56-62
    Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, 6 p.m. L 68-91
    Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, 1:15 p.m. L 57-66
    Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, 8 p.m. W 76-64
    Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. L 67-71
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. L 43-57
    Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m. L 59-68
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 68-61
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, 1 p.m. L 70-83
    Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m. W 70-66
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 66-50
    Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m. W 73-57
    Mar. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, W 73-70
    Mar. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, L 59-62
    Mar. 9 Michigan vs Illinois, L 75-55
    Mar. 14 Illinois vs Valparaiso, W 82-57
    Mar. 20 Illinois vs Boise State, W 71-56
    Mar. 22 Central Florida vs Illinois, L 68-58
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