We're getting closer and closer to the start of basketball season, and although actual Big Ten basketball play won't begin until January, on Wednesday the Big Ten Network released its conference broadcast schedule for the upcoming season.
The Illini show up on the schedule 12 times. Here are those games, along with their dates and times. All times Central cuz it's the best.
Saturday January 4 - vs. Penn State - 1:15pm
Wednesday January 8 - at Wisconsin - 8pm
Sunday January 12 - at Northwestern - 6:30pm
Wednesday January 15 - vs Purdue - 8pm
Saturday January 18 - vs. Michigan State - 7pm
Sunday January 26 - at Indiana - 2pm
Saturday February 1 - vs. Iowa - 6:30pm
Tuesday February 4 - vs. Wisconsin - 8pm
Sunday February 9 - at Penn State - 3:15pm
Wednesday February 12 - at Nebraska - 8pm
Saturday February 15 - vs. Ohio State - 7pm
Wednesday February 19 - at Minnesota - 8pm
Wednesday February 26 - vs. Nebraska - 8pm