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GAME DAY—Beat Iowa!

Game Day is finally here! Kick-off is at 2:30pm, so be sure to tune in to the Second Screen Experience for an enhanced way to watch our Fighting Illini take on Iowa. You’ll get a live look inside the radio booth, watch special interviews, participate in virtual game-day experiences and have opportunities to win prizes. It’s also the only place to watch our special Homecoming halftime show with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon. While you wait for kick-off, sing along with the Marching Illini Alumni Band, tour alumni-owned Riggs Beer Company and share your #IllinoisHomecomingatHome setups with us!

Go Fighting Illini!

You Can’t Fight This Feeling! Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon Performs an Exclusive Halftime Show for 2020

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Join U of I legend Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon for a can’t-miss Homecoming Halftime Show, where he’ll play some of your favorites while sharing stories about how REO Speedwagon went from “a little old bar band from Champaign, Illinois, to being the biggest little bar band in America.” The show will be airing on the Second Screen Experience during halftime, so be sure to have it queued up so you don’t miss a moment!

Spotlight: U of I’s Own Riggs Beer Company

Alumni Darin Riggs (’03) walks us through local favorite Riggs Beer Company, which he co-founded with his brother Matt Riggs (’06), and shares the special connection this brewery has to the university and the Champaign-Urbana community as a whole.

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Marching Illini Alumni Band Performance

Our Marching Illini alumni come together—virtually—to perform Oskee Wow-Wow! Crank up the volume and get game-day ready with veterans of the Nation’s Premier College Marching Band!

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Share Your Day with the Illini Family

We’re so proud to celebrate today with our U of I community, both near and far. We’d love to see all the safe and socially distanced ways you are celebrating Homecoming 2020, so be sure to share your photos with the hashtag #IllinoisHomecomingatHome!