It hasn't taken long for Kofi Cockburn to make an impact for Illinois men's basketball. The 7-foot freshman already boasts two double-doubles in three regular-season games.

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2019 Football Schedule

Aug. 31 Illinois vs. Akron W 42 - 3
Sep. 7 at UConn W 31 - 23
Sep. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan L 31- 34
Sep. 21 vs. Nebraska L 38 - 42
Oct. 5 at Minnesot L 17 - 40
Oct. 12 vs. Michigan L 25 - 42
Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin W 24 - 23
Oct. 26 at Purdue W 24 - 6
Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers W 38 - 10
Nov. 9 at Michigan State, 2:30 CST
Nov. 23 at Iowa, TBA
Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern, TBA