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2014 Fighting Illini Caravan Set for Five Stops
2014 Fighting Illini Caravan Tickets

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2014 Fighting Illini Caravan schedule has been announced with stops at five locations across the state of Illinois and in St. Louis throughout the month of May.

The Caravan begins May 1-2 in Chicago and ends May 29-30 in St. Louis, with visits to the Quad Cities on May 8, Peoria on May 15 and Springfield on May 20 in between.

"The Fighting Illini Caravan season is an exciting time for me and our coaches as we get to engage with some of our most passionate fans," UI Director of Athletics Mike Thomas said. "Our coaches and student-athletes look forward to the interaction with our fans at each of the stops, and I believe the fans we meet come away with a positive experience as well, as they have the opportunity to interact with each of the Illini representatives."

Thomas will be joined on the Caravan by football coach Tim Beckman, men's basketball coach John Groce, women's basketball coach Matt Bollant, and a number of additional Illini coaches and student-athletes.

The Fighting Illini Caravan is scheduled in conjunction with Illini Day at Wrigley Field on May 2 and Illini Night at Busch Stadium on May 30.

The statewide tour will feature appearance and community service visits in each city, followed by a reception where fans can interact with Illini coaches and student-athletes. Fans can purchase reception tickets online by clicking here, or by calling 217.333.6595. The reception will include hors d'oeuvres, an autograph session, a chance to talk with Illini coaches, plus raffles and giveaways.

2014 Fighting Illini Caravan Schedule | Buy Tickets
May 1 - Rosemont
May 2 - Chicago Area / Illini Day at Wrigley Field
May 8 - Quad Cities
May 15 - Peoria
May 20 - Springfield
May 29 - St. Louis
May 30 - St. Louis Area / Illini Night at Busch Stadium