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Illini Football Training Camp Schedule Announced

July 31, 2014

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Fighting Illini football team will open its 2014 preseason training camp at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 4 before heading north to Camp Rantoul, located on the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Ill., for a week starting Aug. 11. It marks the 15th year Illinois will hold part of its training camp in Rantoul, which is about 20 miles northeast of Champaign-Urbana (MAP).

Players will report to campus on Aug. 3 and will hold seven practices in Champaign from Aug. 4-9. For the first four days of practice (Aug. 4-7), the team will be split into two groups, with one practicing in the afternoon and the other in the evening. This format allows the coaching staff to give more repetitions and individual instruction to each player with so many newcomers going through Illinois practices for the first time.

The Fighting Illini will host Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, before loading up and heading to Camp Rantoul for 10 practices between Aug. 11 and Aug. 18. All practices held at Camp Rantoul will be open to the public. The Illini will scrimmage on Aug. 16 at Memorial Stadium, but that will be closed to the public.

The team will return to Champaign for a closed scrimmage on Aug. 16 and then again on Aug. 19 for the rest of training camp, where all practices will be closed to the public.

Illini fans will be able to get full coverage of Camp Rantoul including highlights, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage at fightingillini.com and CoachBeckman.com, as well as on the Illini Football Twitter and Facebook pages.

Season tickets for the 2014 Illinois football season, which includes seven home games, are on sale now for as low as $99, while single-game tickets start at $39.

2014 Fighting Illini Football Training Camp Schedule
DatePracticeTimeLocationOpen/Closed
Mon., Aug. 4Practice 1a (orange)4 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
 Practice 1b (blue)8 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Tue., Aug. 5Practice 2a (blue)4 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
 Practice 2b (orange)8 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Wed., Aug. 6Practice 3a (orange)4 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
 Practice 3b (blue)8 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Thu., Aug. 7Practice 4a (blue)4 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
 Practice 4b (orange)8 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Fri., Aug. 8Practice 56:15 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Sat., Aug. 9Practice 68 amMemorial StadiumClosed to public
 Practice 77 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Sun., Aug.10Media Day1:30 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
 Fan Appreciation Day4-5 pmMemorial StadiumPlayers/coaches sign autographs
Mon., Aug. 11Practice 89 am Camp RantoulOpen to public
 Practice 95:30 pm Camp RantoulOpen to public
Tue., Aug. 12Practice 104:15 pmCamp RantoulOpen to public
Wed., Aug. 13Practice 119 amCamp RantoulOpen to public
 Practice 124:15 pmCamp RantoulOpen to public
Thu., Aug. 14Practice 134:15 pmCamp RantoulOpen to public
Fri., Aug. 15Practice 149 amCamp RantoulOpen to public
 Practice 154:15 pmCamp RantoulOpen to public
Sat., Aug. 16Practice 167 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Sun., Aug. 17Off Day
Mon., Aug. 18Practice 1710:45 amCamp RantoulOpen to public
 Practice 185 pmCamp RantoulOpen to public
Tue., Aug. 19Practice 1911:15 amMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Wed., Aug. 20Practice 2010:30 amMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Thu., Aug. 21Practice 2110:30 amMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Fri., Aug. 22Practice 2210:30 amMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Sat., Aug. 23Practice 2311 amMemorial StadiumClosed to public
Sun., Aug. 24Practice 246:30 pmMemorial StadiumClosed to public
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