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Illinois Football adds 8 games to future schedules

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Get ready for some MACTION in Champaign.

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On Wednesday morning, Illinois football announced the addition of eight future home games. The contests will be played against Akron, Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Bowling Green, UTSA, Charlotte, Wyoming, and Central Michigan; each school will visit Champaign once between 2019-2022.

In addition to these games, the Illini have also agreed to future home-and-home series against South Florida (2017-18), Connecticut (2019-20), Virginia (2021-22), Kansas (2023-24), and Duke (2025-26).

Here's a look at future non-conference schedules after this news. Keep in mind that the Big Ten is moving to a nine-game slate starting in 2016, so the Fighting Illini will be playing only three games in this portion of the season.

2019 Illinois Football Non-Conference Schedule

  • Akron (8/31/19)
  • @ Connecticut (9/7/19)
  • Eastern Michigan (9/14/19)

2020 Illinois Football Non-Conference Schedule

  • Florida Atlantic (9/5/20)
  • Connecticut (9/12/20)
  • Bowling Green (9/19/20)

2021 Illinois Football Non-Conference Schedule

  • UTSA (9/4/21)
  • @ Virginia (9/11/21)
  • Charlotte (10/2/21)

2022 Illinois Football Non-Conference Schedule

  • Virginia (9/10/22)
  • Wyoming (9/17/22)
  • Central Michigan (9/24/22)