Future Football Schedules

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We added an FBS game for 2024. We'll play at Northern Illinois on August 31 for $350k: https://fbschedules.com/western-illinoi ... s-in-2024/
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If this season does actually happen this fall and the BIG12 also cancels their non-conference games, maybe we play NIU the following week (If the MAC/MVFC doesn't cancel theirs as well). Their Sept 26th game at Iowa has been cancelled and that would have been our bye week. We'd then have the 19th open as a bye week.

Not sure about their 2 Big 10 contracts or our Big 12 contract, but maybe we still see some money and have to bought out of the game. We could then play them for a smaller fee, possibly just enough to cover our costs. This would be an ideal situation to get a FBS game close to home on a limited spend.

These games are basically getting cancelled for a fear of losing money and not spread of the virus, so this game could be played by NIU and not cost them a lot, even without fans. I read a great tweet from a Colorado State player, basically laughing in regards to cancelling non conference games saying, "because the corona virus knows the difference between conference and non conference."

Season actually happening is not looking good, but if it does would like to see a full season. I know money is a real problem and understand why major schools and even WIU would limit games to save money, but for the players and fans would like to see as much football as possible.

Player safety and fan safety is important and would be OK if we cancelled for that, just really want to see WIU football.
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Oklahoma St is predicted to finish 2nd in the Big 12 this year.
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Added a H&H series with UT-Martin (FCS, Ohio Valley). At UT-Martin in 2022 and at WIU in 2024.

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