The Illinois volleyball team returns to Huff Hall for the first time since Aug. 29 following five straight weeks on the road. Waiting for the Illini? Two-time defending national champions Penn State.
By now it must have occurred to Illini basketball fans what their favorites are up against. It’s a nasty, unscrupulous world out there.
Illinois football arrived at its team headquarters on Friday afternoon, where The News-Gazette traveling party met them. Beat writer Matt Daniels offers up his weekly video pick before the Illini play at Iowa on Saturday morning and is convinced Illinois wins its first two Big Ten games since 2011.
Injuries, Big Ten top chatter at media day.
Sophomore forward has a torn meniscus.
Hambly's squad glad to be back after month of road trips.
Matt Bollant was his usual upbeat, optimistic self about the start of the 2015-16 season. The Illinois women’s basketball players shared his enthusiasm. Here’s what beat writer Scott Richey gleaned from media day Thursday afternoon.
Ditman's pick: Iowa 24, Illinois 14
2015 Football Schedule
|Sept. 4 vs. Kent State, W, 52-3|
|Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois, W 44-0|
|Sept. 19 at North Carolina, L 48-14|
|Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee State, W 27-25|
|Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska, W 14-13|
|Oct. 10 at Iowa 11 a.m.|
|Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 31 at Penn State, TBA|
|Nov. 7 at Purdue, 11 a.m.|
|Nov. 14 vs. Ohio State, TBA|
|Nov. 21 at Minnesota, TBA|
|Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern, TBA|
|Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Springfield, 2 p.m.|
|Nov. 13 Illinois vs. North Florida, 7 p.m.|
|Nov. 15 Illinois vs. North Dakota State, 2 p.m.|
|Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Providence, 6 p.m.|
|Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Chattanooga, 7:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 23 Illinois vs. Chicago State, 7 p.m.|
|Nov. 27 Illinois vs. UAB, 8:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 28 Illinois vs. Iowa State/Virginia Tech, 6/3:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Notre Dame, 8:15 p.m.|
|Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Western Carolina , 2 p.m.|
|Dec. 9 Illinois vs. Yale, 7 p.m.|
|Dec. 12 Illinois vs. UIC, 1 p.m.|
|Dec. 19 Illinois vs. South Dakota, 2 p.m.|
|Dec. 23 Illinois vs. Missouri, 6 p.m.|
|Dec. 30 Illinois vs. Michigan, 2 p.m.|
|Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 4 p.m.|
|Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Michigan State, 6/8 p.m.|
|Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Purdue, 1/5 p.m.|
|Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Nebraska, 1:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 19 Illinois vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.|
|Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 5/6/7/8 p.m.|
|Jan. 28 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 8 p.m.|
|Jan. 31 Illinois vs Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers, 5:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 7 Illinois vs. Iowa, Noon|
|Feb. 13 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 16 Illinois vs. Rutgers, 8 p.m.|
|Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, TBD|
|Feb. 25 Illinois vs. Indiana, 8 p.m.|
|Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Minnesota, TBD|
|Mar. 3 Illinois vs. Maryland, 6 p.m.|
|Mar. 6 Illinois vs. Penn State, 11 a.m.|