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The Big Ten finally decided to reschedule some games

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The homestretch is here.

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We don’t know when Illinois and Michigan will square off, but we know basically every other game.

The Big Ten finally reshuffled its schedule on Monday to deal with several COVID pauses, including Nebraska and Michigan State. Here’s the updated schedule, according to fightingillini.com.

Two of the next five games are against the Big Ten’s worst team in Nebraska, and if you go by Andy Katz’s conference power rankings, four of the next five are against the three worst. Not that there’s any gimme in the league play, but Illinois can certainly believe its better than Northwestern and Michigan State.

The biggest news here is that Illinois will NOT go ten days without a game, now visiting Lincoln this Friday night.

Illinois’ home game against Nebraska will also be moved to the last week of the season in March.