Illini Hoops Season About to Start

Last Year's magical run was great. Illini basketball will open a new chapter starting next weekend, come see head Coach Bruce Weber's 2005-06 Fighting Illini. With All American Point Guard Dee Brown returning good things are sure to happen.

Champaign, Ill. - Tip-off for the 2005-06 basketball season officially gets underway Friday, Oct. 14 when the Fighting Illini men's and women's basketball players and coaches are introduced at Illini Basketball Madness. Doors to the Assembly Hall open at 9 p.m. with activities beginning approximately 30 minutes later. The event will include scrimmages and competitive games with both the men's and women's teams. The event is free of charge and there is no reserved seating.

Men's basketball single-game tickets go on sale at 9 a.m., Nov. 1. Individuals may order by phone (217/333-3470 or toll free at 866-ILLINI-1), mail, in person at the Athletics Ticket Office (Assembly Hall), or, online at www.fightingillini.com.

Women's single-game tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Nov. 4. Individuals may order by phone (217/333-3470 or toll free at 866/ILLINI-1), mail, or in person at the Athletics Ticket Office (Assembly Hall).


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