Illinois will still kick off its 2021 football season in Dublin as the Big Ten schedules release features few changes

CHICAGO — Illinois will still be headed overseas to kickoff its 2021 season. The Illini’s season opener against Nebraska on Aug. 28 is planned to proceed as scheduled in Dublin, Ireland, according to Big Ten schedules released Friday. COVID-19 protocols had altered many college sports teams’ plans last season and stirred speculation that international travel in 2021 might be altered. The game will be new coach Bret Bielema’s debut with the Illini. Other minor changes to the Illini schedule include an off week moving from Oct. 9 to Oct. 16 and the game against Wisconsin being bumped to Oct. 9 f…

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