Minnesota-Illinois FB game may be rescheduled

The Big Ten Conference announced today that the Illinois at Minnesota football game, currently scheduled to be played on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, will be moved to Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. CDT if the Minnesota Twins advance to the American League Championship Series. The World Series is scheduled to begin at the home of the American League champion on Saturday, Oct. 23.

"The Big Ten regrets having to reschedule a football game to Friday night," said Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. "The conference has continually supported the protection of Friday night for high school football and understands the negative effect that this adjustment will have on coaches, student-athletes and fans. Out of several unattractive options, this outcome was considered the most feasible."

The University of Minnesota will be financially responsible for all additional travel, hotel, administrative and other direct costs incurred by the University of Illinois due to the rescheduling. In addition, Illinois fans unable to attend the games due to this possible change may seek reimbursement for a documented, direct financial loss associated with unused game tickets, non-refundable travel and non-refundable hotel expenses. Fans seeking access to the reimbursement pool should contact Illinois' ticket office and present appropriate documentation.

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