Annual Orange and Blue Spring Game Set for April 12

The Orange and Blue trophy will be up for grabs at the Spring Game on April 12.
The Orange and Blue trophy will be up for grabs at the Spring Game on April 12.

Jan. 20, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The annual Illinois football Orange and Blue Spring Game will take place at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. Admission and parking for the Spring Game is free.

Led by head coach Tim Beckman, now in his third year at Illinois, the Fighting Illini will begin spring practices on Wednesday, March 5, with the first of 15 workouts. The spring schedule will once again include a practice at historic Gately Stadium on Chicago's South Side on Friday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m. and the annual Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Clinic (IHSFCA) April 10-12 in Champaign. The Illini also will hold a practice at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, Ill., on April 4 at 5:30 p.m.

The Illini practiced at Gately Stadium last spring, but it will mark the first Illinois practice Sacred Heart-Griffin.

 Practice #1 Wednesday, March 5, 7 a.m.
 Practice #2 Friday, March 7, 8 a.m.
 Practice #3 Saturday, March 8, Noon
 Practice #4 Monday, March 10, 7 a.m.
 Practice #5 Wednesday, March 12, 7 a.m.
 Practice #6 Friday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. (Gately Stadium, Chicago, Ill.)
 Practice #7 Monday, March 17, 7 a.m.
 Practice #8 Wednesday, March 19, 7 a.m.
 Practice #9 Friday, March 21, 8 a.m.
      University of Illinois Spring Break, March 22-30
 Practice #10 Monday, March 31, 7 a.m.
 Practice #11 Wednesday, April 2, 7 a.m.
 Practice #12 Friday, April 4, 5:30 p.m. (Sacred Heart-Griffin HS, Springfield, Ill.)
 Practice #13 Tuesday, April 8, 8:30 a.m.
 Practice #14 Thursday, April 10, 8 p.m. (IHSFCA Coaches Clinic, April 10-12)
 Practice #15 Saturday, April 12, 2 p.m. (Orange and Blue Spring Game)
All dates and times subject to change