The Illini are 5-3 on Super Bowl Sunday

The Illini are playing on Super Bowl Sunday for the ninth time in program history and enter today with a 5-3 mark on the day of the NFL's big game. They lost last year to Northwestern 74-70 at home on Super Sunday. The only affect, they say, might be in attendance. The team won't be distracted. "These guys are used to it. When you're at Illinois at a place like this, if you want distractions to be a part of what you're going through on a daily basis, there's a lot of them out there," Groce said. "We try to lock in on what we can control and keep very focused on what we're doing and the game plan. At the same time, I want them to be loose and be aggressive, have fun, compete, trying to keep that all in perspective."

Marcus Jackson





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DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Sept 2Ball State11:00am BTN
Sat, Sept 9Western Kentucky7:00pm BTN
Fri, Sept 15@USF6:00pm ESPN
Fri, Sept 29Nebraska7:00pm FS1
Sat, Oct 7@Iowa11:00am
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3:00pm
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11:00am
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Sat, Nov 18@Ohio State 
Sat, Nov 25Northwestern 
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