Illinois and Cincinnati Schedule Home-and-Home Series For 2009 and 2013

By Kevin Kelley -

The Illinois Fighting Illini have scheduled a home-and-home football series with the Cincinnati Bearcats, IlliniHQ reported on Friday.

The Illini will travel to face the Bearcats at Nippert Stadium on November 28, 2009. On September 7, 2013, Illinois will host Cincinnati at Memorial Stadium.

Illinois and Cincinnati have never played each other in football. The Fighting Illini finished 5-7 in 2008. Cincinnati finished 11-3 and won the 2008 Big East Championship. They lost 20-7 to Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

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