Opener to kick off at 11 a.m.

Opener to kick off at 11 a.m.

Another time materialized Wednesday for the upcoming Illinois football season. Southern Illinois will visit Memorial Stadium to kick off the season at 11 a.m. Aug. 31, with the game set to be televised byBTN. Here’s what we know so far:
Date    Opponent    Time    TV
Aug. 31    vs. Southern Illinois    11 a.m.    BTN
Sept. 7    vs. Cincinnati    11 a.m.    ESPN2/U
Sept. 14    vs. Washington+    5 p.m.    BTN
Sept. 28    vs. Miami (Ohio)    TBA    TBA
Oct. 5    at Nebraska    11 a.m.    TBA
Oct. 19    vs. Wisconsin    7 p.m.    BTN
Oct. 26    vs. Michigan State    2:30 p.m.    TBA
Nov. 2    at Penn State    TBA    TBA
Nov. 9    at Indiana    TBA    TBA
Nov. 16    vs. Ohio State    TBA    TBA
Nov. 23    at Purdue    TBA    TBA
Nov. 30    vs. Northwestern    TBA    TBA
+Soldier Field, Chicago   

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Moonpie wrote on June 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Does it matter what time an Illini football game starts? Yes--the sooner it starts, the sooner it can end.

gk wrote on June 13, 2013 at 8:06 am

Television-enforced early start times make it difficult to attend and enjoy games in person.  Now I have to find a motel to stay overnight Friday, and 25 miles out of town for that matter.  Then how do you tailgate at 9 AM?  Grilling and imbibing are a challenge. 

CecilColeman wrote on June 13, 2013 at 7:06 pm

You mean you don't want to PREPAY top dollar - with a 2 or 3 night minimum  -  in one of Champaign Urbana's comfy hotels, complete with a fly swatter in every room?

Nice Davis wrote on June 15, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Quiet down now, Michael Loyd Gray

Bear8287 wrote on June 17, 2013 at 2:06 am
rocko wrote on June 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I would say the same thing about your idiotic posts, Mr. Moonpie.