Oct. 24 - McKendree (EXH) - State Farm Center - 7 p.m.
Nov. 3 - Northwood (Mich.) (EXH) - State Farm Center - 5 p.m.
Nov. 8 - Alabama State - State Farm Center - 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 - Jacksonville State - State Farm Center - 5 p.m.
Nov. 13 - Valparaiso - State Farm Center - 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 - Bradley - State Farm Center - 5 p.m.
Nov. 22 - Chicago State - State Farm Center - 8 pm.
Nov. 26 - @ UNLV - Las Vegas, Nev. - 9:45 p.m.
Nov. 29 - IPFW - State Farm Center - 7 p.m.
Dec. 3 - @ Georgia Tech (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) - Atlanta, Ga. - 6:15 p.m.
Dec. 8 - vs. Auburn - Atlanta, Ga. (Phillips Arena) - TBA
Dec. 10 - Dartmouth - State Farm Center - 7 p.m.
Dec. 14 - vs. Oregon Portland, Ore. (Moda Center) - TBA
Dec. 21 - vs. Missouri - St. Louis, Mo. (Scottrade Center) - TBA
Dec. 28 - vs. UIC - Chicago, Ill (United Center) - 1 p.m.
Dec. 31 - Indiana - State Farm Center - 2 p.m.
Jan. 4 - Penn State - State Farm Center - 1:15 p.m.
Jan. 8 - @ Wisconsin - Madison, Wisc. - 8 p.m.
Jan. 12 - @ Northwestern - Evanston, Ill. - 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 15 - Purdue - State Farm Center - 8 p.m.
Jan. 18 - Michigan State - State Farm Center - 7 p.m.
Jan. 23 - @ Ohio State - Columbus, Ohio - 6 p.m.
Jan. 26 - @ Indiana - Bloomington, Ind. - 2 p.m.
Feb. 1 - Iowa - State Farm Center - 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 4 - Wisconsin - State Farm Center - 8 p.m.
Feb. 9 - @ Penn State - State College, Pa. - 3:15 p.m.
Feb. 12 - @ Nebraska - Lincoln, Neb. - 8 p.m.
Feb. 15 - Ohio State - State Farm Center - 7 p.m.
Feb. 19 - @ Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minn. - 8 p.m.
Feb. 26 - Nebraska - State Farm Center - 8 p.m.
March 1 - @ Michigan State - East Lansing, Mich. - 1 p.m.
March 4 - Michigan - State Farm Center - 6 p.m.
March 8/9 - @ Iowa - Iowa City, Iowa - TBA
March 13-16 - Big Ten Tournament - Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
"We have a saying in our program that `every day matters' and that applies very much to this schedule, that every game matters," Illinois head coach John Groce said. "With five freshmen and nine new players in the program, as well as our returning players adapting to new roles, it is important that we embrace every game as its own challenge. We have some home games in November that lead into a number of road and neutral-site tests. The non-conference will prepare us for what will be another difficult Big Ten schedule. We look forward to the challenge of competing throughout the conference race."
Per university release: It's not too late for fans to secure tickets to watch the second edition of head coach John Groce's Illini squad. The new $199 banner-level season tickets have been moving fast, with less than 200 remaining in that area. Banner-level season tickets can be purchased online now at FightingIllini.com.
Student season tickets also are on sale now. UI students can purchase their season tickets exclusively at FightingIllini.com and must order by Sept. 20 to receive priority seating. Students interested in joining Orange Krush, meanwhile, should visit IlliniPride.com for details. Registration for Krush closes on Sept. 13.
Single-game tickets will go on sale on Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. at FightingIllini.com, by phone (866-ILLINI-1 or 217-333-3470) or in person at the Illinois ticket office at State Farm Center.