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Nebraska Football vs. Illinois: THE FIRST HALF GAMETHREAD

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It's time for the Huskers to take the field and take on the Fighting Illini

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This is your first half thread for the Nebraska vs. Illinois game.

The particulars:

Date/Time: October 1, 2016 2:30 p.m. CDT

Location: Memorial Stadium/Tom Osborne Field, Capacity: 86,047

Surface: Field Turf

Opposition Blog: The Champaign Room

TV:ESPN2 with Dave Lamont, Play-by-Play, Kelly Stouffer, Analyst, and Paul Carcaterra, Sidelines. It can be streamed on WatchESPN with a login from your cable/satellite provider.

Playstation Vue streaming includes ESPN in all of its packages. SlingTV streaming includes ESPN in its Orange (but not Blue) package.

Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Brenden Stai.

More streaming options: The official Huskers app is available on iTunes. The app is free but accessing live audio costs $4.99 (per season). The app is available for Android users for free but the live content requires a payment (I could not see the amount but assume it is similar to the other). I often use the TuneIn app for game audio.

Weather:

Odds: The Huskers are favored by 20 to 21 points, depending on where you go.

A nice pregame gesture by the Illinois Special Teams players: