(CBS) The Illinois and UConn football teams will play a home-and-home series in 2019 and 2020, the schools announced Tuesday.
The Illini will play in Storrs, Conn., on Sept. 7, 2019. The Huskies will play in Champaign on Sept. 12, 2020. The teams have never played each other.READ MORE: Man Seriously Wounded In Shootout With University Of Chicago Police Officer In Hyde Park
Both teams struggled last year, with Illinois going 4-8 and UConn going 3-9.
This deal is one of many non-conference series against notable foes that the Illini have already scheduled out in the future. Illinois will play North Carolina in 2015 and 2016, South Florida in 2017 and 2018, Virginia in 2021 and 2022 and Kansas in 2023 and 2024.READ MORE: Grammy Awards To Be Held In Las Vegas On April 3
Illinois also plays Washington in Seattle next season.
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