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CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois has announced its complete football schedules until the 2024 season.

Illinois will continue to play nine Big Ten games each season, six against dellow West Division teams and three crossover games.

All home games include seven home games and the Illini will open the season against Big Ten opponents in 2022, 2024 and 2025.

Next season, the Illini open at home against Akron on Aug. 31 before traveling to the University of Connecticut in Week 2 on Sept. 7.

Michigan will come to Champaign on Oct. 12 

2019 schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Akron 

Sept. 7 at UConn 

Sept. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan

Sept. 21 vs. Nebraska

Sept. 28 BYE

Oct. 5 at Minnesota

Oct. 12 vs. Michigan

Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin (Homecoming)

Oct. 26 at Purdue

Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers (Dads Day)

Nov. 9 at Michigan State

Nov. 16 BYE

Nov. 23 at Iowa

Nov. 30  vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium

Dec. 7 at Big Ten Championship Game

2020 schedule

The Illini will host Illinois State University to open the season on Sept. 5, 2020 and Ohio State comes to Champaign on Nov. 21.

Sept. 5 vs. Illinois State

Sept. 12 vs. UConn 

Sept. 19 vs. Bowling Green

Sept. 26 BYE

Oct. 3 at Rutgers

Oct. 10 at Nebraska

Oct. 17 vs. Purdue

Oct. 24 vs. Minnesota

Oct. 31 at Wisconsin

Nov. 7 vs. Iowa

Nov. 14 at Indiana

Nov. 21 vs. Ohio State

Nov. 28 at Northwestern

Dec. 5 at Big Ten Championship Game Indianapolis, Ind.

2021 schedule

Sept. 4 vs. University of Texas-San Antonio

Sept. 11 at Virginia

Sept. 18 vs. Maryland

Sept. 25 at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind.

Oct. 2 vs.  Charlotte

Oct. 9 BYE

Oct. 16 at Penn State

Oct. 23 vs. Wisconsin

Oct. 30 vs. Rutgers

Nov. 6 at Minnesota

Nov. 13 vs. Nebraska

Nov. 20 at Iowa

Nov. 27 vs. Northwestern

Dec. 4 at Big Ten Championship Game Indianapolis, Ind.

2022 schedule

Illinois has a quirk in the schedule, opening the season on the road on Sept. 3, 2022 against Wisconsin in a Big Ten game. Following that game, Illinois is home for five consecutive games.

Sept. 3 at Wisconsin

Sept. 10 vs. Virgini

Sept. 17 vs. Wyoming

Sept. 24 vs. Chattanooga

Oct. 1 vs. Michigan State

Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota

Oct. 15 at Penn State

Oct. 22 BYE

Oct. 29 at Michigan

Nov. 5 vs. Purdue

Nov. 12 vs. Iowa

Nov. 19 at Nebraska

Nov. 26 at Northwestern

2023 schedule

Sept. 2 vs. Toledo

Sept. 9 at Kansas

Sept. 16 vs. Penn State

Sept. 23 vs. Florida Atlantic

Sept. 30 at Purdue

Oct. 7 vs. Nebraska

Oct. 14 vs. Wisconsin

Oct. 21 at Maryland

Oct. 28 vs. Indiana

Nov. 4 BYE

Nov. 11 at Minnesota

Nov. 18 at Iowa Iowa

Nov. 25 vs. Northwestern

2024 schedule

Again, the season opens with a Big Ten opponent against Purdue on Aug. 31, 2024. Also on the schedule is a Sept. 21 non-conference home game against Eastern Illinois University.

Aug. 31 vs. Purdue

Sept. 7 vs. Kansas

Sept. 14 vs. Central Michigan

Sept. 21 vs. Eastern Illinois

Sept. 28 at Ohio State

Oct. 5 BYE

Oct. 12 at Penn State

Oct. 19 vs. Iowa

Oct. 26 vs. Rutgers

Nov. 2 at Wisconsin

Nov. 9 at Nebraska

Nov. 16 BYE

Nov. 23 vs. Minnesota 

Nov. 30 at Northwestern

2025 schedule

Two non-conference games for this season haven't been announced, but for the second consecutive season, Illinois will play a Big Ten opponent to start the year, hosting Nebraska on Aug. 30, 2025.

Aug. 30 vs. Nebraska

Sept. 6 at Duke

*Two non-conference games and byes TBA

Sept. 27 vs. Penn State

Oct. 4 at Iowa

Oct. 18 vs. Michigan

Oct. 25 at Purdue

Nov. 8 at Michigan State

Nov. 15 vs. Wisconsin

Nov. 22 at Minnesota

Nov. 29 vs. Northwestern

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