Fans & football

Published 08/26 2013 01:11PM

Updated 08/26 2013 01:13PM

CHAMPAIGN -- UI students got the best seat in the house for Sunday's football practice. Rather than sitting in the stands, they got to walk along the sidelines.

More than 100 came out for the up-close and personal practice. Many are optimistic about the team's chances this season.

The fans will snap back to reality this weekend. That's when they'll be back in the stands cheering on the Illini for the home opener.

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