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Game Thread: Illinois vs Youngstown State

The first game of the 2014 season is finally here.

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We now interrupt your weekend of stalking Jalen Brunson to bring you an important announcement: ILLINOIS FOOTBALL IS BACK!! I realize it may take some effort to stop following this recruitment, but Brunson will be at the game so you may actually see him if you tune in.

Anyway, Illinois' quest for a bowl game begins NOW. How effective will Wes Lunt be in his Illini debut? Will the JUCOs make an impact? Has the defense improved? Do the white helmets look as good as we think they do? All These questions and more will be answered.

Join the staff of TCR in the comments as we discuss the game!

Complete Coverage: Illinois Football Week 1


Illinois vs Youngstown State

When: Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 | 11 am CT

Where: Memorial Stadium | Champaign, IL

Television: BTN (GameFinder), stream online with

Announcers: Chris Denari and Danan Hughes

Radio: Illini Sports Network, Listen, and Sirius 135/XM 196

Game Notes: Illinois and Youngstown State

Injury Report:

#10 B.J. Bello – Doubtful

#28 Jaylen Dunlap – Doubtful

#30 Julian Hylton – Doubtful

#4 Darwyn Kelly – Out

#34 Mike Svetina – Out

#38 Samuel Harlib – Out

#54 Zach Hirth – Out

#35 Sean White – Out for season

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