The Big Ten announced today game times for 2010 conference Homecoming games. The Fighting Illini will play at Penn State on Oct. 9 at 11 am CT, at Michigan State on Oct. 16 at 11 am CT and home on Oct. 23 against Indiana, also at 11 am CT. The Illinois Homecoming on Oct. 23 will be the 100th Homecoming celebration on the UI Campus.
In addition, Illinois and Wisconsin have agreed to move the 2011 and 2012 football games to the first Saturday in December. In 2011, the teams will play on Dec. 3 at Memorial Stadium, while the 2012 game will take place on Dec. 1 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
“We had a chance to play a later game this past season and I thought there were several advantages to the extended season,” said Illinois coach Ron Zook. “We place a high priority on hosting the Illinois state championship games at Memorial Stadium, and this helps us with a bye week later in the season. It also provides a nice opportunity for our players and fans to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with their families.”