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DIA Announces Fifth Annual "Signing Day Coverage"
The fax machine is ready for Wednesday's Signing Day.

The fax machine is ready for Wednesday's Signing Day.

Feb. 1, 2010

With NCAA Football National Letter of Intent Signing Day just two days away, the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announces its continued extensive coverage of the day's events on the official football website, Fans will get an inside look at the Illinois "recruiting headquarters" on Wednesday, Feb. 3, beginning at 7 a.m. CT.

BLOG: The events will start with an interactive blog that accounts the day's happenings beginning at 7 a.m. CT. Get all the news from within the football offices as well as up-to-the-minute details of incoming letters of intent from the Class of 2010. This year's blog format will allow the readers to ask questions and make comments simultaneously with the postings.

CHATS: Fans will have opportunities to talk directly with the Illini during the day with online chats scheduled for 9 a.m. with head coach Ron Zook and new defensive coordinator Vic Koenning at 1 p.m. Questions can be submitted in advance.

VIDEOS: A video spotlighting the new coaching staff begins at 10 a.m., along with a feature of the early enrollees at 11 a.m. Highlights of the hectic morning of signing day with the Illini coaching staff from inside the recruiting headquarters will be featured at 2 p.m.

Zook's press conference announcement of the Class of 2010 will take place at 3:30 p.m. The live audio and video will be available free to viewers of Log on to to view photos, biographies and video highlights of all the members of the Class of 2010.

7 a.m. - BLOG: "Signing Day" (all day, leading up to press conference)
9 a.m. - CHAT: Live online chat with head coach Ron Zook
10 a.m. - VIDEO: "Meet the Coaching Staff"
11 a.m. - VIDEO: "Three Early Enrollees"
1 p.m. - CHAT: Live online chat with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning
2 p.m. - VIDEO "Look Inside Recruiting Headquarters"
3 p.m. - VIDEO "Recruit Highlight Video"
3:30 p.m. - Press conference with Ron Zook (live audio and video available)
Biographies, photos and video highlights of Class of 2009