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Old Sep 12, 2017, 01:13 PM   #1
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The @bigten has announced 2020 & 2021 conference schedules.
#Illini schedules are now complete for both years.
https://twitter.com/IlliniFootball/s...80228742492160


Illinois Football Future Schedules (2018-2026)-

http://www.fightingillini.com/sports...schedules.aspx

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 02:04 PM   #2
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Is it me, or do we disproportionately play Rutgers? 2016-21?

Are the a permanent cross division rival? I guess I shouldn't complain.

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 02:11 PM   #3
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Is it me, or do we disproportionately play Rutgers? 2016-21?

Are the a permanent cross division rival? I guess I shouldn't complain.
That's my question also. How does the conference determine the cross-divisional games year by year? We are getting a heavy dose of Rutgers now but I doubt that continues down the line
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 02:12 PM   #4
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Tough to complain about those schedules from an Illinois POV.
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 02:59 PM   #5
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Is it me, or do we disproportionately play Rutgers? 2016-21?

Are the a permanent cross division rival? I guess I shouldn't complain.
Every team had a quasi-permanent crossover rivalry the first four years since Rutgers and Maryland joined. Illinois' rival was Rutgers. (Indiana-Purdue is permanent.) I'm curious if they kept these going for all schools or just wanted wanted to keep that big Chicago/New York ratings boost to appease Fox and ESPN.

(Update: I did some spot checking and it appears everyone is keeping their quasi-permanent crossover rival.)

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 06:51 PM   #6
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I just moved to Ann Arbor and was excited to get to see the Illini play here every four years....but guess not? Not complaining from a difficulty perspective, but am bummed they won't be coming to down until at least 2022!
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