Mike Thomas at Soldier Field

Mike Thomas at Soldier Field

It's a busy weekend for Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas.

On Thursday, he provided updates on renovation plans at the Assembly Hall. Read about it here.

At 1:30 p.m. Friday, he was scheduled to give Chicago types his Assembly Hall talk as well as discuss the Sept. 14 football game against Washington. Thomas, UI football coach Tim Beckman and a spokesman from the Chicago Park District will attend the Soldier Field news conference.

So will our Matt Daniels, who will provide twitter updates here

Daniels also will attend the UI's football workout Gately Stadium later Friday.