Day 6 at Rantoul: Weights and Pads
Illini return to two-a-day practices tomorrow - 8/19/98
The Illini lifted weights and had walk-throughs this morning before donning the pads for a vigorous afternoon practice at the Fanmarker in Rantoul. The full-contact scrimmage session was the highlight of the afternoon practice. The Illini also spent time in the morning, afternoon and evening in meetings and enjoyed a team BBQ prepared by the Fanmarker Restaurant staff outdoors following practice. The Illini return to double session practices tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Junior defensive end Rameel Connor missed practice with a strained left hamstring (day-to-day).
WDWS Sports Director Dave Loane, along with engineer Ed Bond, produced a full 1 1/2 hour "Sportstalk" this evening from Rantoul '98, visiting with Illini players Brian Hodges, Mike McGee, Asim Pleas, Rocky Harvey, Robert Franklin, Danny Clark and St. Louis Post-Dispatch beat writer Nick Wishart. On Friday morning, popular WDWS morning personality and general manager Stevie Jay will host his morning show from 6-9 a.m. at Rantoul '98, visiting with Illini coaches and players.