Illinois entered Sunday’s game at Penn State riding an eight-game losing streak. The Illini’s struggles nor the long trek to State College, Pa., could keep 120 members of the Orange Krush from making the trip – and, most importantly, continuing its annual prank at a visiting arena. As it it has in previous years, the Orange Krush arrived to the game in the home team’s colors (blue and white), only to later reveal their true colors.
No, this reveal wasn’t as dramatic or memorable as the tricycle race last season at Northwestern. But, there’s no denying the student section’s dedication for making the trip in wintery conditions to see a team that hadn’t won in more than a month.
The Illini made the trip worthwhile, however, rallying past Penn State 60-55.