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June 7, 2011

Illini Football Game Times Announced

Two More Illini Football Game Times Announced
Arkansas State (Sept. 3) and South Dakota State (Sept. 10) games will both air on BTN

Park Ridge, Ill. - ESPN/ABC and the Big Ten Network have confirmed the first three weeks of the 2011 Big Ten football schedule. Illinois' home opener against Arkansas State on Sept. 3 is slated for 2:30 p.m. and the Sept. 10 home game against South Dakota State will be at 11 a.m. The Big Ten Network will televise both games.

Game times are now locked in for five of 12 Illinois football games for the 2011 season, including four of eight home games. Illinois' Sept. 17 home game against Arizona State was previously announced as a 6 p.m. start on the Big Ten Network, while the Northwestern game on Oct. 1 at Memorial Stadium and the Purdue game Oct. 22 in West Lafayette both will start at 11 a.m. CT with television on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or BTN.

The 2011 Illinois schedule features eight home games for the first time in over a century, including five straight to open the season. 2011 season tickets are on sale now at the UI Athletics Ticket Office, over the phone at 1-866-ILLINI-1 or online at http://www.fightingillini.com.

2011 Illinois Football Schedule
Sept. 3 Arkansas State Memorial Stadium 2:30 pm CT BTN
Sept. 10 South Dakota State Memorial Stadium 11 am CT BTN
Sept. 17 Arizona State Memorial Stadium 6 pm CT BTN
Sept. 24 Western Michigan Memorial Stadium TBA
Oct. 1 Northwestern (Homecoming) Memorial Stadium 11 am CT ABC/ESPN/2/BTN
Oct. 8 at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. TBA
Oct. 15 Ohio State Memorial Stadium TBA
Oct. 22 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. 11 am CT ABC/ESPN/2/BTN
Oct. 29 at Penn State University Park, Pa. TBA
Nov. 12 Michigan (Dad's Day) Memorial Stadium TBA
Nov. 19 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium TBA
Nov. 26 at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. TBA

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