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Illini Football Training Camp Central

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The Fighting Illini are back on the practice field as the second year of the Lovie Smith era gets underway. The first three weeks of the training camp are open to the public and free to attend.

Most practices will be held on the Campus Recreation Fields bordered by Florida Ave. and Goodwin Ave. in Urbana, just blocks from Memorial Stadium. Free parking will be available in campus lot F23 just south of the Florida Avenue Residence Hall.

Orange and Blue News will have daily, comprehensive coverage of training camp, with all content posted to this landing page.

Illinois opens the 2017 season at home on Sept. 2 vs. Ball State. The Illini are coming off of a 3-9 record in Lovie Smith's first season in Champaign last fall.

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Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive line

Defensive line


Defensive backs


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Big Ten Media Days

Illinois football media day

Training camp 7/31/17

Training camp 8/1/2017

Training camp 8/2/2017

Training camp 8/4/2017

Training camp 8/8/2017

Training camp 8/12/2017


LB Tre Watson at Illini media day

Freshman defensive end Bobby Roundtree

Defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson

Freshman offensive lineman Larry Boyd

Offensive lineman Gabe Megginson

Freshman defensive lineman Kendrick Green

Freshman defensive lineman Jamal Woods

Freshman defensive lineman Lere Oladipo

Wide receiver Mike Dudek

Freshman offensive lineman Vederian Lowe

Mike Dudek post practice 7/31/2017

Gabe Megginson post practice 7/31/2017

Malik Turner post practice 7/31/2017

Chayce Crouch post practice 7/31/2017

Lovie Smith post practice 8/1/2017

Nick Allegretti post practice 8/1/2017

Sean Adesanya post practice 8/1/2017

Garrick McGee post practice 8/3/2017

Kendrick Foster post practice 8/3/2017

Lovie Smith post practice 8/4/2017

Andrew Hayes-Stoker post practice 8/4/2017

Lovie Smith post practice on 8/7/2017

Jamal Milan post-practice 8/8/2017

Chayce Crouch post practice 8/8/2017

Tymir Oliver post practice 8/8/2017

Mike Dudek post practice 8/9/2017

Andrew Trainer post practice 8/9/2017

Ricky Smalling post practice 8/10/2017

Jeff George Jr. post practice 8/10/2017

Lovie Smith post-practice 8/10/2017

Del'Shawn Phillips post-practice 8/12/2017

Cameron Watkins post-practice 8/12/2017

Malik Turner post-practice 8/15/2017

Christian Abercrombie post-practice 8/15/2017

Nick Allegretti post-practice 8/16/2017