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    Beckman to Visit ESPN Headquarters on Thursday
    Beckman will make the rounds at the ESPN headquarters on Thursday.

    Beckman will make the rounds at the ESPN headquarters on Thursday.

    July 31, 2013

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    Fighting Illini head football coach Tim Beckman will be in Bristol, Conn., on Thursday for the ESPN "car wash" treatment, a full day of interviews at ESPN headquarters.

    Wilson will kick off his schedule at 10 a.m. CDT with an ESPN Digital Media session. The rest of the day includes segments on SportsCenter and College Football Live, and ESPN.com live chat, and sit-downs with Travis Haney and Brett McMurphy.

    Below is a look at Beckman's schedule:

     Coach Beckman at ESPN Headquarters - Aug. 1, 2013
     10 am CT Digital Media
     10:40 am CT Interview with College Football Insider Travis Haney
     11 am CT ESPN.com Chat
     12:15 pm CT Interview with College Football Insider Brett McMurphy
     1 pm CT SportsCenter (taped interview)
     1:20 pm CT College Football Live Interview

    Get behind-the-scenes access of Coach Beckman's trip to Bristol on Twitter @IlliniFootball and @CoachBeckman.

    Illinois opens preseason training camp on Monday, Aug. 5 in Champaign before spending a week at Camp Rantoul (Aug. 12-19) in preparation for the 2013 season. Illini fans will be able to get full coverage of training camp including highlights, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage at fightingillini.com and CoachBeckman.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

    Illinois opens the season by hosting Southern Illinois on Aug. 31. Season and single-game tickets for the 2013 Illinois football season, which includes seven home games, are on sale now. The Fighting Illini also will host the Chicago Homecoming game at historic Soldier Field on Sept. 14 against Washington. Tickets for the Chicago Homecoming game start at $30 and are on sale now.

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