Chancellor Ronnie Green announced the move five days after the football team dropped to 1-2 for the second time in three years.
GREENBERG: Big Ten opener between 3-0 foes could end in an upset that rocks the league and deals a staggering blow to a presumed playoff contender.
The McDonald’s All-American game is leaving Chicago for Atlanta.
Dabo Swinney’s defense is sick. And there’s nothing to apologize for where quarterback Kelly Bryant, the successor to Deshaun Watson, is concerned.
The Huskies (2-1) became the first non-Power Five conference member or major independent to win in Lincoln since 2004.
Illini freshman Mike Epstein scored on a 46-yard run and a 21-yard pass from Jeff George Jr., who replaced starter Chayce Crouch in the second half.
GREENBERG: Are Lovie Smith’s Illini prepared to behave like a Big Ten team in Tampa? Will Lamar Jackson and Louisville take down the defending champs?
GREENBERG: Upon Further Review … did Urban Meyer get the license plate on that Sooners truck? Also, Heisman talk (already) and Big Ten power rankings.
The Illini (2-0) scored their first touchdown on an interception return, and held the Hilltoppers (1-1) to 244 yards of offense.
The Dawgs’ Davin Bellamy delivered the clinching blow, beating All-American tackle Mike McGlinchey and sacking Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush.
Anderson, a three-time All-American in singles national champion in doubles at Illinois, has played his way onto the grandest stage of his career.
Northwestern accumulated more than 15 yards on only three of its 13 drives.