Sophomore quarterback Juice Williams and the Fighting Illini open the home season Saturday at 6 p.m. CT.
Sept. 7, 2007
Much like the Fighting Illini football team, Memorial Stadium's Renaissance is a work in progress. Coach Ron Zook's Illinois gridders take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks Saturday in the home opener. Fans who haven't been to the Stadium since last season will see a remarkably different view. The major structural changes on the west side to accommodate premium seating and a new pressbox in 2008 are well underway, new north stands for the Block 'I' and students will be used for the first time, and fans will see the familiar scoreboard in an unfamiliar location, at the south end of the venue.
As always, fightingillini.com and CoachRonZook.com will present complete coverage of the game as well as game-related activities. Here are the particulars...
|THE LAST WORD:
Game preview with
the Voice of the Illini
|When:||Sat., Sept. 8, 6 p.m. CT|
Champaign, Ill. (57,078)
|Tickets:||Available from noon until game time Saturday at ticket booths along Kirby Avenue at the south end of Memorial Stadium; future game tickets available online at www.fightingillini.com|
|Radio:||Illini Sports Network; Webcast-Illini All-Access|
(5:30 p.m. CT pre-game)
|TV:||Big Ten Network|
|More:||Game Day 2007|
|After the game, watch Coach Ron Zook's press conference live on|
Illini All-Access and watch Illini player interviews. Also available afterwards: game recap, final statistics, notes, quotes and photos