- Associated Press - Monday, January 31, 2011

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (AP) - The University of Illinois has never postponed a home basketball game for the weather, but that record may be tested by this week’s winter storm.

Penn State assistant sports information director Brian Siegrist said Monday night the charter plane the Nittany Lions were taking to Champaign for Tuesday’s Illinois game was diverted to Evansville, Ind. Siegrist said the team will try to reach Champaign by bus early Tuesday.

A massive winter storm moving across the Midwest was already affecting central Illinois, and more than a foot of snow was possible by Wednesday.

Illinois sports information director Kent Brown says the 8 pm. CST game against Penn State would probably only be shifted if the Nittany Lions didn’t get to Champaign on time.

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