Fall UI football practice
UI football coach Ron Turner strides across the new AstroPlay turf at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 6, 2001.
Illinois freshman linebacker Matt Sinclair (44) smiles as he streches with teammates at Memorial Stadium. Thirty-one rookies reported to practice.
Illinois rookie quarterback Brian Zeches takes a snap from center.
Illinois coach Ron Turner looks over his 2001 freshman class at opening day of rookie camp.
Illinois rookie Morris Virgil of Urbana works out with other football players at rookie camp on Aug. 6 at Memorial Stadium.
Former Urbana High School football player Morris Virgil walks across the Memorial Stadium turf on Aug. 7 during rookie practice.
Kendrick Jones of East St. Louis is the only freshman receiver in camp.
University of Illinois head football coach Ron Turner answers questions from the media in the squad room of Memorial Stadium during a press conference on Media Day on Aug. 9, 2001.
Rocky Harvey (third from left) check outs Sports Illustrated with teammates. The magazine has the Illini ranked 44th in its preseason issue.
Dustin Ward signs the shirt of Illini fan Spencer Richardson, 8, of Danville during the UI's annual fan appriciation day at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
Ryan Hunt, 6, of Champaign takes a pass from Illini player Christian Morton on Aug. 9 at Memorial Stadium.
University of Illinois's Antoineo Harris gets to know Illini fan Will Lindgren of Champaign, who is 20 months old.
WCIA videographer Gregg Hennes records images of the UI football practice on the morning of Aug. 10, 2001.
Christian Morton moves through a defensive drill during practice on Friday, Aug. 10.
Cornerback Eugene Wilson watches the coaches for his cue during practice.
UI backup quarterback Dustin Ward warms up before practice on Friday, Aug. 10.
UI Line coach Ronnie Thompson holds up a formation for players to look at during practice on Aug. 10.
University of Illinois's Patrick Rouse greets his godson Jack Schrepferman, an 18-month-old from Houston at the UI's media day at Memorial Stadium.
University of Illinois's Dustin Ward signs a poster for Barb Barker of Champaign.
Tents set up for UI football practice stand provide some shade for players on the east side of Memorial Stadium.
Illinois wide receiver Greg Lewis warms up before practice.
UI quarterback Kurt Kittner takes some tosses before practice on Friday, Aug 10.
UI wide receiver Aaron Moorehead tosses the ball around.
UI defensive tackle Brett Kautter hits the pads during practice on Aug. 16.
Tight ends Kenny Boyle (89) and Brian Hodges (80) take a few tosses.
Dwayne Smith (88) gets help with his stretches as he prepares for practice on Aug. 11.
Illinois coach Donnie Thompson directs some members of the football team on Aug. 13.
Brett Kautter (55), right, works on his moves with Illinois football teammates.
Chester Caddas, center, watches members of the Illini at the Illinois Practice Field on Monday, Aug. 13.
Offensive linemen Tony Pashos, left, and Kyle Schnettgoecke square off during Tuesday morning practice on Aug. 14.
Illinois reciever Walter Young streches during practice on Aug. 15.
Illinois receiver Brandon Lloyd streches before practice.
Illinois punter Steve Fitts practices some kicks as coaches look on during practice at the Illinois practice field on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Ty Myers (27) works on his stretches with the rest of the Illinois football team during practice.
Illinois' Mario Ivy (95) tries to keep cool as he gets ready for practiceon Aug. 13.
Coach Ron Turner talks with safety Bobby Jackson during Tuesday, Aug. 14, morning practice at Memorial Stadium practice field.
UI quarterback coach Dan O'Dell leads his group of athletes across the practice field.
Linebacker Lamont Holden listens to instruction from his coaches.
Brandon Moore (96) works on his moves during the Aug. 17 football practice.
Illinois' Morris Virgil (20) receives some advice from coach Jim Helms.
Assistant coach Mike Mallory talks to a trainer during warmups at Memorial Stadium.
UI offensive lineman Sean Bubin practices at Memorial Stadium on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16.
Illini Carey Davis runs with the ball during Friday morning practice.
Illinois' Walter Young (18) outruns his defender en route to a touchdown during Saturday night's scrimmage at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 18.
Illinois' Marc Jackson (1) tries to bring down Eric McGoey (3) during Saturday night's scrimmage at Memorial Stadium.
Defensive end Derrick Strong reacts as he gets something tightened by trainer Mary Anderson at the Memorial Stadium on Aug. 17.
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