I randomly looked up the facebook profiles of this Mascot Books company and their CEO cited in the article, and he's a Virginia Tech alum. This has to be his way of getting back at us for the Coale non-catch. Conspiracy!
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."