Some buddies and I are planning on roadtripping from Columbus to Urbana-Champaign for the Ohio State v. Illinois game, and we would love to make sure we see everything a visitor should see. Are there any special places on or near campus that we definitely need to check out, or any bars to hit up, or traditions we need to witness? Does the band have a pregame show near the stadium? Any general advice for parking or seating or whatever else that we should keep in mind while visiting? Are there any places we should avoid?
We'd appreciate any input you guys have. Thanks so much for your help! Illibuck says hi!
P.S. I hate to do this, but just to get to 150 words, here's a bonus question: How does Illinois feel about the Illibuck trophy? The attitude in Columbus is essentially pure apathy, mostly because the series is typically non-competitive but I'd argue it's also because the trophy is kept and maintained by class honoraries rather than the football programs, so you don't see the players hoisting the turtle after wins.... just curious. End tangent.