CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten has set an 11 a.m. Central kickoff for Illinois' home game against Penn State on Sept 29.
The conference on Monday said the Big Ten-opener for the Illini (2-1) and Nittany Lions (1-2) will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2. That decision will be made after this Saturday's games.
Times still need to be set for four games on Illinois' schedule. They are: the Nov. 3 game at Ohio State; home games on Nov. 10 versus Minnesota and Nov. 17 against Purdue; and the regular season finale Nov. 24 at Northwestern. The conference will set those start times later in the season.
Illinois will play a rare night game this Saturday when it hosts Louisiana Tech (2-0) at 7 p.m. Central.