Apr 12, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; A general view of Memorial Stadium before the Illinois Fighting Illini spring football game. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Training Camp Schedule Released

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Although we are still over 25 days away from the Illini’s first game of the season, Illinois football officially begins tomorrow as the team will report to Champaign for the start of training camp!

Players reported to campus today and will start their first camp practice at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. After a week in Champaign, the team will move north to Camp Rontoul for a week from Aug. 11th to Aug. 18th before coming back to campus to round at training camp.

For the first four days of camp, the team will be split into two groups (blue and orange).

These groups will practice separately with one practicing in the afternoon and the other practicing in the evening.

According to fightingillini.com, this “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 team will host its Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  on Aug. 10th before heading to Camp Rantoul.

Here’s the complete schedule for this year’s training camp for Illinois:

Open/Closed To Public
Mon., Aug. 4thPractice 1a (orange)4:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Practice 1b (blue)8:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Tue., Aug. 5thPractice 2a (orange)4:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Practice 2b (blue)8:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Wed., Aug. 6thPractice 3a (orange)4:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Practice 3b (blue)8:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Thu., Aug. 7thPractice 4a (blue)4:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Practice 4b (orange)8:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Fri., Aug. 8thPractice 56:15 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Sat., Aug. 9thPractice 68:00 a.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Practice 77:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Sun., Aug. 10thMedia Day1:30 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Fan Appreciation Day4:00-5:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumPlayers/coaches sign autographs
Mon., Aug. 11thPractice 89:00 a.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Practice 95:00 p.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Tue., Aug. 12thPractice 104:15 p.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Wed., Aug. 13thPractice 119:00 a.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Practice 124:15 p.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Thu., Aug. 14thPractice 134:15 p.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Fri., Aug. 15thPractice 149:00 a.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Practice 154:15 p.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Sat., Aug. 16thPractice 167:00 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Sun., Aug. 17thOff DayClosed
Mon., Aug. 18thPractice 1710:45 a.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Practice 185:00 p.m.Camp RantoulOpen
Tue., Aug. 19thPractice 1911:15 a.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Wed., Aug. 20thPractice 2010:30 a.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Thu., Aug. 21stPractice 2110:30 a.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Fri., Aug. 22ndPractice 2210:30 a.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Sat., Aug. 23rdPractice 2311:00 a.m.Memorial StadiumClosed
Sun., Aug. 24thPractice 246:30 p.m.Memorial StadiumClosed

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