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Illinois, SIU set time for football opener

Illinois says its season opener on Aug. 31 will kick off at 11 a.m.

Illinois officials said in a new release Wednesday that the game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.

Times have been set for six of Illinois’ 12 football games. Three of those are morning starts.

Still to come are kickoff times for home games against Miami, Ohio State and Northwestern as well as road games at Penn State, Indiana and Purdue.

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