Earlier this week the Big Ten announced that its schedules will contain a bye week and rivalry games on Thanksgiving weekends
So beside not getting to watch say Michigan-Ohio State, it will also move the Northwestern-Illinois games to Thanksgiving weekend
Now the game in 2008 will be played in Evanston, but what happens in 2009?
The Illinois High School Association lost a venue several years ago when Illinois State had the chance to host a post season playoff game?
Are the high school finals headed out of Champaign?
Right now, no one knows for sure
An IHSA administrator said that said that a call was played to the U of I, but with Rose Bowl euphoria there were no answers.
Since the Prep Bowl is held annually at Solider Field on the day after Thanksgiving, how about having the Illini and NU play on that Saturday at Soldier Field?
Just a thought