DIA Announces Sixth Annual Signing Day Coverage

Coach Zook is expected to sign a big class on Feb. 2
Coach Zook is expected to sign a big class on Feb. 2

Jan. 27, 2011

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With NCAA Football National Letter of Intent Signing Day less than a week 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. 2, 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 2011. 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 10 a.m. with head coach Ron Zook, and defensive coordinator Vic Koenning and offensive coordinator Paul Petrino at 1 p.m. Questions can be submitted in advance.

VIDEOS: A video spotlighting each recruit will be posted as the NLI arrives at the football office. 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. A complete highlight video of all signed recruits will be posted at 3 p.m.

Ron Zook's press conference announcement of the Class of 2011 will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Squad Room of the Illinois Football Complex. 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 2011.


7 a.m.      BLOG: "Signing Day" (leading up to press conference)
7 a.m.-TBD  Signee highlight videos (posted as NLIs arrive)
10 a.m.     CHAT: Live online chat with head coach Ron Zook
Noon        VIDEO: "Coordinators Discuss Philosophy of Recruiting Class"
1 p.m.      CHAT: Live online chat with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning & offensive coordinator Paul Petrino
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)