CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois says it will face an opponent it's never played before when it takes on South Florida in 2017 and 2018.
Illinois will play the Bulls in Tampa on Sept. 9, 2017. The teams will then play in Champaign on Sept. 15, 2018.
Starting this season South Florida is a member of The American Athletic Conference. The Bulls had been members of the Big East since 2005.