Nov 10, 2012; Champaign, IL, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Rodrick Williams Jr. (35) is tackled by Illinois Fighting Illini defensive back Eaton Spence (27) and linebacker Ashante Williams (25) during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Fighting Illini Football: Homecoming Game Time Set

It’s official! We now know the game time for Illinois’ 104th Homecoming game against Minnesota.

However, Illini fans who were hoping for a late afternoon game are shaking their heads after looking at the game time for this year’s homecoming game.

That’s because the Big Ten announced that Illinois’ Homecoming matchup with Minnesota on October 25th will begin at 11 a.m. (CST).


This year will mark the 104th Homecoming at the University of Illinois. The Fighting Illini are 44-57-2 all-time on Homecoming, dating back to 1910, a 3-0 win over Chicago. The University of Illinois boasts being one of the first universities to celebrate Homecoming, a tradition on almost every college campus. It was conceived in 1909 by students C.F. Williams and W. Elmer Ekblaw, members of the Shield and Trident senior society. They joined with another society, Phoenix, to organize the three-day event.

With the Homecoming game time announced, here is what the Fighting Illini’s schedule looks like at this point:

Aug. 30Youngstown StateMemorial Stadium11 a.m. (CST)BTN
Sept. 6Western KentuckyMemorial Stadium11 a.m. (CST)BTN
Sept. 13WashingtonSeattle, Wash.3 p.m. (CST)FOX
Sept. 20Texas StateMemorial StadiumTBATBA
Sept. 27NebraskaLincoln, Neb.8 p.m. (CST)BTN
Oct. 4PurdueMemorial StadiumTBATBA
Oct. 11WisconsinMadison, Wisc.TBATBA
Oct. 25Minnesota (Homecoming)Memorial Stadium11 a.m. (CST)TBA
Nov. 1Ohio StateColumbus, Ohio7 p.m. (CST)ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Nov. 15Iowa (Dad's Day)Memorial StadiumTBATBA
Nov. 22Penn StateMemorial StadiumTBATBA
Nov. 29NorthwesternEvanston, Ill.TBATBA
Dec. 6Big Ten ChampionshipIndianapolis, Ind.TBATBA

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