Illini Training Camp: Day 2

Aug. 5, 2014

Training Camp Central

Interviews: Coach Beckman | QB Bailey

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Fighting Illini hit the field at Memorial Stadium for their second split practice on Tuesday. After working Monday night under the lights, the Blue squad worked out Tuesday afternoon and the Orange switched to a night practice.

In its final day with no pads, Illinois continued to stress fundamentals but also ran through another chunk of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit's playbook.

Fans Gobble Up 14,000 Tickets During Flash Sale
Fans snapped up more than 14,000 tickets during the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics' $9.99 flash sale to commemorate the 125th season of Illinois football. From 1:25 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., fans were able to purchase a minimum of four tickets to any game for $9.99.

Illini head coach Tim Beckman joined in the fun, purchasing 40 tickets to each of Illinois' seven home games. He told media after Tuesday's first practice that he plans to distribute them to local organizations throughout the season.

Dre Brown Joins Illini Class of 2015
Running back Dre Brown became the first official member of the 2015 Fighting Illini recruiting class when he officially signed his financial aid agreement. In a rule interpretation given in October 2013, the NCAA now allows prospective student-athletes who are going to enroll early at a college or university to sign a financial aid agreement starting Aug. 1 of their senior year. This allows the institution to announce and comment on the student-athlete.

Brown is a four-star recruit according to and hails from DeKalb, Illinois. He rushed for 1,584 yards and racked up 26 touchdowns as a junior.