I graduated in 2010. Live in Mississippi now, but all my family is still in Central Illinois. Like Robert I am also a train guy and typically take the 12 hour trip every labor day weekend and catch the first game of the year. My dad has had a group of season tickets since I was in school so I had him add one this year for me. I was thankful this year for back to to back home games to start the year because I came for both. Loved seeing the student section looking full for both games. We need to keep that going so they can start new families of Illini fans and get those attendance numbers ticking up.
Also have to say Grange Grove has been more active with students these first two games then I remember in the past.