There are 60,670 seats at Memorial Stadium. Every home game, Illini faithful fill the stands to be part of the “home game” experience. They hi-five with fellow fans when it goes right and console each other when it goes wrong. For the rest of us not in attendance, we do it virtually. Here. Welcome to the Illinois Fighting Illini Live Game Thread.
The season is finally hear, and Illini Nation will get their first real look at their Illinois Fighting Illini as the team hosts FCS foe, Southern Illinois. Some might see this first game of the season as a “tune-up game” for the Illini as they will be implamenting a new offensive system this season. OC Bill Cubit has his system in place and hopes that quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase can shine in it. Illinois will need to figure things out this week before they play the Cincinnati Bearcats in Week Two.
For those of us watching at home, we have the Live Thread. Discuss every play, in real time, as it happens with your favorite Writing Illini writers and fellow Illini fans.
If you can’t make it to the game in person, this is the place to be.
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Enjoy the game, and GO ILLINI!