Illinois Announces Eighth-Annual Signing Day Coverage
Feb. 4, 2013
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. 6, beginning bright and early at 6 a.m. CT.
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, a live chat with head coach Tim Beckman, 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 2013, at Signing Day Central.
LIVE BLOG: The events will start with an interactive blog that accounts 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 2013. The CoveritLive blog format will allow the readers to ask questions and make comments simultaneously with the postings.
TWITTER: The @IlliniFootball account will be there Twitter home for all the latest news and photos from inside recruiting headquarters.
PRESS CONFERENCE: Coach Beckman's press conference announcement of the Class of 2013 will take place at 1 p.m. CT in the Memorial Stadium press box. Free live video will be available at FightingIllini.com.
LIVE CHAT: Fans will have an opportunity to talk directly with Illini head coach Tim Beckman during an online chat scheduled for 10 a.m. CT. The chat will take place within the CoveritLive blog. Questions can be submitted in the live blog comments.
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 at 2 p.m.
PUBLIC SIGNING DAY EVENT: Coach Beckman and his staff will host an event open to the public to announce the 2013 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. More information on the public Signing Day event can be found HERE.