Illinois schedule shaping up with Hawaii dates

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois will play a non-conference schedule that includes Colgate, Hawaii and Gonzaga as well as previously announced matchups against Georgia Tech and Auburn.

The Illini announced Wednesday that new head coach John Groce's team will open Nov. 9 at home against Colgate. A Nov. 12 home game with St. Francis will be followed by four games in Hawaii. The first will be Nov. 16 against Hawaii. Then the Illini will be part of the EA Sports Maui Invitational field.

The Nov. 28 Georgia Tech game in Champaign is part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Illinois will travel to Spokane, Wash., to play Gonzaga on Dec. 8 and face Missouri in St. Louis on Dec. 22.


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