Mark your calendars.
Almost 300 days (298 to be exact) after the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 30, 2019, Illinois Football officially kicks off its 2020 season Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Illini will look to repeat last year’s performance in which they upset the then No. 4 ranked Wisconsin Badgers on a last-second James McCourt field goal.
It will be the only Friday night game, according to a team spokesperson. Illinois will square off against Purdue on Halloween from Memorial Stadium the following week.