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    Illini Set to Open Spring Practice
    Illinois will have the first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday, March 29.

    Illinois will have the first of 15 spring practices on Tuesday, March 29.

    March 28, 2011

    Illinois football coach Ron Zook and the Fighting Illini will begin spring football practices bright and early at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29. It will mark the first of 15 spring workouts for the Fighting Illini, culminating in the annual Orange and Blue Spring Game April 23.

    This season, Zook and staff have moved spring practices to the morning to help avoid class conflicts. Spring practices are open to the public. Practices will be held at either the East Practice Fields, inside Memorial Stadium or in the Iwrin Indoor Practice Facility depending on the weather each day.

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    2011 Illinois Football Spring Practice Schedule
    Tue., March 29    Practice #1 (7-9:30 am)
    Thu., March 31    Practice #2 (8-10:15 am)
    Sat., April 2     Practice #3 (2-4:30 pm)
    Tue., April 5     Practice #4 (7-9:30 am)
    Wed., April 6     Practice #5 (7-9:30 am)
    Fri., April 8     Practice #6 (7-9:30 am)
    Sat., April 9     Practice #7 (10 am-12:30 pm)
    Sat., April 9     Illini Football Family Fun Fest after practice at approx. 12:45 pm
    Tue., April 12    Practice #8 (7-9:30 am)
    Wed., April 13    Practice #9 (7-9:30 am)
    Fri., April 15    Practice #10 (7-9:30 am)
    Sat., April 16    Practice #11 (9:45 am-12:15 pm)
    Tue., April 19    Practice #12 (7-9:30 am)
    Wed., April 20    Practice #13 (7-9:30 am)
    Fri., April 22    Practice #14 (7-9:30 am)
    Sat., April 23    Orange and Blue Spring Game (1 pm)

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