The Big Ten season is coming.
A pair of the Big Ten's biggest stars won't be suiting up for their teams this bowl season, albeit for two drastically different reasons.
It's the two most wonderful times of the year.
First comes the holiday season, with all its merriment, then comes bowl season and the slate of games featuring Big Ten teams.
The Fighting Illini might not have to go much longer without a number in front of their name.