South Dakota State to visit Illini
Brookings, SD (Sports Network) - South Dakota State will visit the University of Illinois and play five home games during the 2011 football season.
The Jackrabbits and Illinois will meet for the first time on Sept. 10 in Champaign.
The 2011 season will mark the 50th year of South Dakota State football at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium. The home opener is on Sept. 3 against Southern Utah of the Great West Conference, the Jackrabbits' former conference before they joined the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Their other home games are conference games against Indiana State on Oct. 1, defending MVFC champion Northern Iowa Oct. 15, North Dakota State Oct. 22 and Southern Illinois Nov. 5.
2011 South Dakota State Football Schedule
All Times ET
Sept. 3, Southern Utah, 7 p.m.
Sept. 10, at Illinois, TBA
Sept. 17, at Cal Poly, 7 p.m.
Sept. 24, at Illinois State*, TBA
Oct. 1, INDIANA STATE*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 8, at Youngstown State*, TBA
Oct. 15, NORTHERN IOWA, 7 p.m.
Oct. 22, NORTH DAKOTA STATE*, 3 p.m.
Oct. 29, at Missouri State*, TBA
Nov. 5, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS*, 3 p.m.
Nov. 12, at Western Illinois*, TBA
*- Missouri Valley Football Conference game
02/16 11:23:19 ET