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Michigan at Illinois will kickoff at noon, the team announces

More good news for the fans of the noon kick.

NCAA Football: Penn State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan football still has not kicked off at 3:30 p.m. this season, and it is going to stay that way. At least for the next couple weeks.

The program announced Monday morning the game at Illinois on Oct. 12 will kickoff at noon and be aired on ABC.

This will be Michigan’s first game against Illinois since 2016 at the Big House. The Wolverines have not traveled to Champaign since 2011, a 31-14 Michigan victory. Illinois has not defeated Michigan since 2009.

Illinois sits at 2-2 on the season and will play at Minnesota this Saturday.

It is likely that one of, or both of, Michigan’s games against Penn State and Notre Dame will be at night. If both are night games, the only two games left with a chance to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. are vs. Michigan State and at Indiana. Iowa, Maryland and Ohio State are already scheduled for noon.