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Illinois/Penn State Game In Champaign Will Be Played Tuesday Night As Scheduled

According to this post at our SB Nation Illini site Hail to the Orange, the Penn State players and referees arrived in Champaign, so the game will tip off as scheduled at 8 p.m. CST (TV coverage on the Big Ten Network).

Given this image posted at that link of the local radar, which shows a fairly large area of ice in central Illinois as of 2:30 p.m. CST:

… perhaps that’s not such a great idea. Sure, players and referees can safely get to Assembly Hall, but what about any fans who don’t live within walking distance? And given the icy conditions, maybe even fans who do live within walking distance?

It’s difficult to reschedule any postponed sporting event, but sometimes safety needs to come first. As of now the game is still on. Stay with this StoryStream™ for any changes.