UI football schedules set through 2021

UI football schedules set through 2021

The Big Ten just released two more years of future football schedules. Here is who Illinois will play:

2018

Sept. 1 vs. Kent State

Sept. 8 vs. Western Illinois

Sept. 15 vs. South Florida&

Sept. 22 vs. Penn State

Oct. 6 at Rutgers

Oct. 13 vs. Purdue

Oct. 20 at Wisconsin

Oct. 27 at Maryland

Nov. 3 vs. Minnesota

Nov. 10 at Nebraska

Nov. 17 vs. Iowa

Nov. 24 at Northwestern

Bob Asmuussen's comment: Though both schools have played football forever, trip to College Park will be first ever meeting.

& = Soldier Field, Chicago2019

Aug. 31 vs. Akron

Sept. 7 at UConn

Sept. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan

Sept. 21 vs. Nebraska

Oct. 5 at Minnesota

Oct. 12 vs. Michigan

Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin

Oct. 26 at Purdue

Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers

Nov. 9 at Michigan StateNov. 23 at Iowa

Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern

Asmussen's comment: Back-to-back trips to Iowa City and East Lansing in late November means bring the parkas.2020

Sept. 5 vs. Florida Atlantic

Sept. 12 vs. UConn

Sept. 19 vs. Bowling Green

Oct. 3 at Rutgers

Oct. 10 at Nebraka

Oct. 17 vs. Purdue

Oct. 24 vs. Minnesota

Oct. 31 at Wisconsin

Nov. 7 vs. Iowa

Nov. 14 at Indiana

Nov. 21 vs. Ohio State

Nov. 28 at Northwestern

Asmusssen's comment: Nice to see the Buckeyes on the schedule after a short break. Too bad they don't play every year like in the old days.2021

Sept.4 vs. UTSA

Sept. 11 at Virginia

Sept. 18 vs. Maryland

Sept. 25 at Purdue

Oct. 2 vs. Charlotte

Oct. 16 at Penn State

Oct. 23 vs. Wisconsin

Oct. 30 vs. Rutgers

Nov. 6 at Minnesota

Nov. 13 vs. NebraskaNov. 20 at Iowa

Nov. 27 vs. Northwestern

Asmussen's comment: In the middle of the Big Ten season, Illinois is paying $1.2 million to bring Charlotte to C-U.Other announced games

2022

Sept. 10 vs. Virginia

Sept. 17 vs. Wyoming

Sept 24 vs. Central Michigan

2023

Sept. 9 at Kansas

2024

Sept. 7 vs. Kansas

2025

Sept. 6 at Duke

2026

Sept. 12 vs. Duke