Illinois Preparing for Bowl Game


The Illinois Football team is headed to a bowl game in Tampa on January 2nd. It’s the first bowl appearance for the Illini since 2008. Head Coach Brett Bielema says the program is going in the right direction and he couldn’t be happier to playing in the New Year.

“It should be a reward to the athletic department, the university, all the people that believe in the I-L-L. People that are across this country and if they can’t go to Tampa, they have a game watch, it just continues to breed the culture that we want to do. Specifically for us as a football coach to play an SEC team on January 2nd. We recruit heavily in Florida, so that will be a big deal for those parents to be able to drive and watch their son play. It is a big deal so there are just so many positives.”

Illinois will be playing Mississippi State in the ReliaQuest Bowl in Tampa.

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