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Letter from Europe - Sean Harrington

   Each day on his trip to Europe with the Big Ten Foreign Tour Team, Illinois guard Sean Harrington will send The News-Gazette an update:

Illinois Football Camp Rantoul

   It isn''t really football, Illinois coach Ron Turner says, until you put on the pads. No need to remind Jerry Schumacher.

   Hard to imagine a college player more ready to hit somebody than the Illinois senior linebacker.

Big Ten drops contest

   HAMOIR, Belgium  When the Big Ten Foreign Tour team left the United States last week, Illinois coach Bill Self said he wasn''t sure what to expect from the European competition.

   His opinion of that competition is soaring today.

Men''s hoops schedule up in air

   CHAMPAIGN  Nobody can tell you exactly when Illinois'' basketball schedule will be released.

   But the UI can help you solve the other basketball schedule-related mystery that sprung up Wednesday.

Letter from Europe - Sean Harrington

    Each day on his trip to Europe with the Big Ten Foreign Tour Team, Illinois guard Sean Harrington will send The News-Gazette an update:

   

Illinois Football Camp Rantoul

   A year ago, Carey Davis wasn''t quite sure what to expect during the upcoming season. Sure, he was an important part of the practice drills, but would the coaches use him the same way during the games?

   Going into his second season as Illinois'' starting fullback, Davis believes.

Beitz lands job

   Former Illinois setter Melissa Beitz has been named an assistant coach on Brenda Winkeler''s staff at Eastern Illinois.

Letter from Europe - Sean Harrington

   Each day on his trip to Europe with the Big Ten Foreign Tour team, Illinois guard Sean Harrington will send The News-Gazette an update:

   The weather in Brussels, Belgium, was spectacular Tuesday with sunny skies and highs around 75. Dave Mader, Jared Reiner, Ben Johnson, Winston Blake, Roger Powell and I walked around and looked at sights today.

Illinois Football Camp Rantoul

   Somewhere in the Illinois locker room at Camp Rantoul, there must be a red jersey with No. 19. Don''t ask Mark Kornfeld where it is.

   I haven''t seen one at all yet, which is fine with me, Kornfeld said. Whatever Coach (Ron) Turner wants me to do, that''s what I''m going to do.

Illini hits the mark for squad

   LIEGE, Belgium  The plan was to take Sean Harrington to Europe as a reward for his years of service to Illinois.

   Tuesday, Harrington rewarded Bill Self for that decision, knocking down two crucial three-pointers in the final minutes to lead the Big Ten Foreign Tour team to an 81-79 win against Euphony Liege Basketball Club.