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Saturday, July 12, 2008

2008 Football Preview: Week 3 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

2008 Illini Football: Week 3

Location: Memorial Stadium (61,500), Champaign, IL
Gametime: 11:00 AM CT
Television: Big Ten Network (specific channel TBA)
Game Type: buy game
All Time Series Record: First Meeting

About Louisiana-Lafayette:
Nickname: Ragin' Cajuns
Athletic Conference: Sun Belt Conference
Location: Lafayette, LA
Founded: 1900
Enrollment: 15,564
Colors: Maroon and White
Home Stadium: Cajun Field (31,000)
2007 Record: 3-9 (3-4 in the Sun Belt)
2007 Attendance: 16,651

Ragin' Cajuns Team Previews:
New York Times (116th in the nation, 7th in the Sun Belt)
Rivals (97th in the nation, 4th in the Sun Belt)
College Football News


Memorial Stadium (61,500)

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Single Game Tickets go on sale July 22nd at 9AM CT. Only sideline tickets remain, the cost will be $45.

Season tickets are still available through, the price is $225.

Series History:
Illinois has never played the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Future Games:
ULL and Illinois do not have any future games scheduled.

Illinois presumably will schedule a similar "buy" game against a Sun Belt, MAC or similar-stature program at Memorial Stadium next season. In the past Illinois has played Ball State (2007), Ohio U (2006), San Jose State (2005), Western Michigan (2004) in this slot.

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