The game will be taped for air at 6:30 PM CT on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Back-to-back episodes of Illinois Football: The Journey will immediately follow, beginning at 8 PM CT.
"This will be an exciting and memorable night for Illini fans, and the Big Ten Network is thrilled to be able to bring this special event to fans all over the country," Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman said.
Alumni game participants will include members from the 1989 "Flying Illini" squad and 2005 Final Four team along with other Illinois stars. Recent Olympic gold medalist Deron Williams is expected to attend along with other legendary players such as Kenny Battle, Dee Brown, Brian Cook, Kendall Gill, Luther Head, Sergio McClain and many more.
Illinois also will honor the most decorated basketball players in school history by unveiling their jerseys from the rafters of Assembly Hall that evening.
The alumni game will also re-air at 10 PM CT on Wednesday, Sept. 17.