Gene Honda

Roughly two hours before kickoff, a familiar face took a break next to the Red Grange statue outside Memorial Stadium. The voice was even more familiar. "I can't find anyone I know," Gene Honda said with a laugh. Chicago sports fans certainly know his voice. It boomed through the loudspeakers Saturday in Honda's first appearance as the part-time public-address announcer for Illinois football. "He's a legend," said Mike Cation, who handles P.A. duties for Illinois basketball. Honda is best known for his P.A. calls with the Blackhawks and White Sox. The UI alum also handles Final Fours. Illinois will get well acquainted with Honda this football season -- as well as in Hawaii, where he will serve as the P.A. announcer when John Groce's squad plays in the Maui Invitational.

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Fri, Nov 7Quincy (Exhibition)7:00pm BTN Plus
Fri, Nov 14Georgia Southern8:00pm ESPN3
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Wed, Dec 17Hampton6:00pm ESPNU
Sat, Dec 20Missouri
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Sat, Dec 27Kennesaw StateTBD
Tue, Dec 30at Michigan2:00pm ESPN2
Sat, Jan 3at Ohio State11am or 5:30pm
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Sun, Jan 11at Nebraska7:30pm BTN
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Sat, Jan 24at Minnesota1:15pm BTN
Sat, Jan 31Penn State12:00pm BTN
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Wed, Feb 25at Iowa8:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 28Northwestern6:00pm BTN
Wed, Mar 4Nebraska9:00pm BTN
Sat, Mar 7at Purdue3:30pm BTN
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Sat, Aug 30Youngstown StateW 28-17
Sat, Sep 6Western KentuckyW 42-34
Sat, Sep 13at WashingtonL 44-19
Sat, Sep 20Texas StateW 42-35
Sat, Sep 27at NebraskaL 45-14
Sat, Oct 4PurdueL 38-27
Sat, Oct 11at WisconsinL 38-28
Sat, Oct 25MinnesotaW 28-24
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