Fans get one-on-one time with Illini

Published 08/13 2013 11:10AM

Updated 08/13 2013 11:14AM

CHAMPAIGN -- Illini fans got an up-close and personal preview of Tim Beckman's squad. The football team held its annual Fan Appreciation Day.

Blue and orange faithful were lined up inside Memorial Stadium. Coaches and players signed autographs and took pictures.

Fans say making memories like this get them excited for the season to start. They'll be saying, "Hey, we met those guys," pretty soon. Kickoff for game one is August 31.

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