The Illini kicked off the spring season indoors on Tuesday.
March 5, 2013
The Fighting Illini opened 2013 spring practice on Tuesday afternoon with a spirited session in the Irwin Indoor Football Complex. The team was forced into the the indoor practice facility due to a snow storm that swept through the midwest on Tuesday.
The team worked out in shorts and helmets, saving padded work for later in the spring practice period. Illinois has its next spring practice on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. It is closed to the public, but Saturday's noon practice is open to fans.
The first of our spring video reports is on the defensive backs:
Snow covered the field at Memorial Stadium...
...forcing the Illini to head to the Irwin Indoor Football Complex for practice.
Coach Beckman working with the punt returners at practice #1.