Illini football game at Soldier Field this fall (Update)

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It is believed that Illini football invented the homecoming tradition in college athletics. Other schools make similar claims, but the University of Illinois has as much of a claim as any, and this is a Chicago based website run by a University of Illinois alum (did the colors give it away? The Chicago Bears actually got their colors from UI, and my high school also was orange and blue too). In addition to its traditional on-campus homecoming Oct. 26 vs. Michigan State, Illini football will host a “Chicago Homecoming” this fall for the thousands of UI alumni in Chicago when the Fighting Illini face the Washington Huskies at Soldier Field on Sept. 14.

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