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Two games complete Illini’s 2014 non-conference slate

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With the 2013 season less than four months away, Illinois has completed its out-of-league schedule for the following season.

The Illini announced Wednesday that the football program has added a pair of games to its 2014 non-conference.  The second week of that season, the Illini will square off with Western Kentucky (Sept. 6) and follow that up two weeks later with a game against Texas State (Sept. 20) that will mark the end of the non-conference portion of the schedule.

Both of those games will be played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.

It had previously been announced that the Illini would host Southern Illinois in the season opener, then travel to Washington to play the Huskies in mid-September.

The games against the Hilltoppers and the Bobcats will be the first-ever meetings in football between the respective programs.  TSU, incidentally, will be playing in just its third season at the FBS level in 2014 after moving up from the FCS level in 2012.

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4 Responses to “Two games complete Illini’s 2014 non-conference slate”
  1. auburntigers34 says: May 15, 2013 11:34 PM

    Western Ky and Texas State? nice to see the B1g avoiding those OOC cupcakes.

  2. coryfor3 says: May 16, 2013 1:46 AM

    Those aren’t cupcakes for Illinois. Those are two more embarrassing losses on the horizon.

  3. fatediesel says: May 16, 2013 11:40 AM

    That’s one thing that annoys me about the Big 10 talking about banning FCS teams. There’s no problem with Illinois playing a cupcake like Texas State, but teams like North Dakota State, which has beat Kansas, Minnesota, and Colorado State over the last 3 years, and Northern Iowa, who played both Wisconsin and Iowa close last year won’t be allowed to play B1G teams anymore even though they’re competitive and cheaper.

  4. scoocha says: May 16, 2013 8:22 PM

    Ban all games outside Big 5 conferences.

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