Illinois (0-0) vs Georgia Southern (0-0)
When: Friday, November 14th | 8:00pm CT
Where: State Farm Center | Champaign, IL
Illinois' Probable Starters:
- Ahmad Starks
- Aaron Cosby
- Rayvonte Rice
- Malcolm Hill
- Nnanna Egwu
Game Promotion: "Orange Hush"
To recognize Coach Groce's inaugural game at Illinois in 2012, the Orange Krush student section organized "Orange Hush." As a tribute to Groce's alma mater, Taylor University, Krush and Illini fans replicated Taylor's famous tradition of "Silent Night," where at one designated game each season, the entire gym remains silent from tip-off until the Trojans score their 10th point. When that point is scored, the crowd then erupts into a wild celebration.
Following the success of the first Orange Hush, Krush decided last season to make it an annual event for Groce and the Illini, continuing the tradition at each year's home opener. Therefore, Krush asks all fans to refrain from cheering, clapping or making any noise at all until the Illini score their 10th point on Friday night against Georgia Southern. Once that happens, fans should immediately fill State Farm Center with raucous applause.