Football Announces National Signing Day Coverage
Feb. 3, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With NCAA Football National Letter of Intent Signing Day coming up on Wednesday, the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announces its continued extensive coverage of the day's events on FightingIllini.com. Fans will get an inside look at Illinois' "recruiting headquarters" on Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning bright and early at 6 a.m. CT, which is when the first NLIs could start rolling in.
FightingIllini.com Signing Day Central is the only site for official confirmation as each letter of intent is received at the fax machine inside the football complex. There will also be an interactive signing day live blog, signee highlight videos, live Twitter chats with head coach Tim Beckman and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit, live video of Beckman's press conference and the signing day event at the Colonnades Club inside Memorial Stadium, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes photos throughout the day.
SIGNING DAY CENTRAL: Illini football fans can get all the latest happenings from signing day, including a live interactive blog, live chat with Coach Beckman, behind-the-scenes photos, biographies and video highlights of all the members of the Class of 2014, at Signing Day Central.
LIVE BLOG: The events will start with an interactive blog that chronicles the day's happenings beginning at 6 a.m. CT. Sports Information Director Kent Brown and assistant SIDs Derek Neal and Ben Taylor will provide 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 2014. The CoveritLive blog format will allow readers to ask questions and make comments simultaneously with the postings.
TWITTER: The @IlliniFootball account will be the Twitter home for all the latest news and photos from inside recruiting headquarters.
TWITTER CHAT: Fans will have an opportunity to talk directly with Illini head coach Tim Beckman and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit via the official Illini Football Twitter account starting at 9:30 am CT. Questions can be submitted by Tweeting at @IlliniFootball using the hashtags #AskBeckman or #AskCubit.
PRESS CONFERENCE: Coach Beckman's press conference announcement of the Class of 2014 will take place at 1:30 p.m. CT in the Memorial Stadium press box. Free live video will be available at FightingIllini.com, and archived video will be available later in the day at the Illinois Athletics YouTube Channel.
VIDEOS: A number of exclusive videos will be posted throughout the day at FightingIllini.com and CoachBeckman.com. A highlight video of each signee will be posted as his NLI arrives at the football office and sights and sounds from a hectic morning inside the recruiting headquarters will be posted in the afternoon.
PUBLIC SIGNING DAY EVENT: Coach Beckman and his staff will host a public Signing Day Event to announce the 2014 recruiting class at 5 p.m. at the Colonnades Club inside Memorial Stadium. The coaching staff will greet fans as they enter the Colonnades Club starting at 5, before introducing the entire recruiting class at 5:30 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. For those that can't attend, a live video of the event will be streamed at fightingillini.com.