The Big Ten announced on Friday that all offense (including extra point attempts and overtime possessions) for both Illinois and Northwestern will move toward the west end zone during Saturday's game at Wrigley Field. That eliminates any worry about the east end zone, which is nearly flush against the brick wall in the right field corner.
The Big Ten also decided that only kickoffs will be toward the east end zone and after every change of possession, the ball will be repositioned for the offense to head back toward the west end zone.
There was a coin toss in the Big Ten's offices Friday at Park Ridge to determine which team would be on what sideline. Illinois will be on the west side for the first half and NU will be on the west side in the second half and for any potential overtime.