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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2016-2017 Illini Basketball Results

Home: 11-5 | Away: 3-5 | Neutral: 3-2
Record: 17-12 (7-9)
DateOpponentTime/TV
Fri, Nov 11Southeast Missouri StW 81-62
Sun, Nov 13Northern KentuckyW 79-64
Tue, Nov 15McKendreeW 112-65
Fri, Nov 18DetroitW 89-69
Mon, Nov 21WinthropL 84-80 OT
Thu, Nov 24West VirginiaL 89-57
Fri, Nov 25Florida StateL 72-61
Tue, Nov 29NC StateW 88-74
Sat, Dec 3VCUW 64-46
Tue, Dec 6IUPUIW 85-77
Sat, Dec 10Central MichiganW 92-73
Sat, Dec 17BYUW 75-73
Wed, Dec 21MissouriW 75-66
Tue, Dec 27@MarylandL 84-59
Sun, Jan 1Ohio StateW 75-70
Sat, Jan 7@IndianaL 96-80
Wed, Jan 11MichiganW 85-69
Sat, Jan 14MarylandL 62-56
Tue, Jan 17@PurdueL 91-68
Sat, Jan 21@MichiganL 66-57
Wed, Jan 25IowaW 76-64
Sat, Jan 28@Penn StateL 71-67
Tue, Jan 31WisconsinL 57-43
Sat, Feb 4MinnesotaL 68-59
Tue, Feb 7@NorthwesternW 68-61
Sat, Feb 11Penn StateL 83-70
Sat, Feb 18@IowaW 70-66
Tue, Feb 21NorthwesternW 66-50
Sun, Feb 26@NebraskaW 73-57
Wed, Mar 1Michigan State8:00pm BTN
Sat, Mar 4@Rutgers11:00am ESPNU
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2017 Illini Football Schedule

DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Sept 2Ball State 
Sat, Sept 9Western Kentucky 
Fri, Sept 15@USF 
Fri, Sept 29Nebraska 
Sat, Oct 7@Iowa 
Sat, Oct 14Rutgers 
Sat, Oct 21@Minnesota 
Sat, Oct 28Wisconsin
(Homecoming)
 
Sat, Nov 4@Purdue 
Sat, Nov 11Indiana 
Sat, Nov 18@Ohio State 
Sat, Nov 25Northwestern 
Game times will be listed when announced