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Illinois State, Northwestern Sign 2-sport Deal
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois State and Northwestern will play a football game and a pair of men's basketball games.

The schools announced Monday that they have reached a contract to play a football game in September 2016 and men's basketball during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. The football game will be at Ryan Field in Evanston on Northwestern University's campus. One basketball game will be in Evanston and the other in Normal.

The last time the teams met on the football field was 2010 and Northwestern won 37-3. Illinois State leads the basketball series 2-1. The Redbirds and Wildcats last played basketball in 1996 when Illinois State won 67-47.

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