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[AUG. 6, 2003]  Illinois head coach Bruce Weber is taking advantage of a scheduled trip to Sweden, Estonia and Finland with nine days of practices prior to departure on Aug. 9.

Nine returning Illini players and the entire coaching staff will make the trip to play six games in three countries (see schedule below). Incoming freshmen are not eligible to make the trip with the Illini.

Game reports and stats will be e-mailed back each day and will be posted on

Illinois men's basketball foreign tour

Aug. 9-19

Stockholm, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland

Aug. 9 -- Depart for Stockholm from Chicago.

Aug. 10 -- Arrive in Stockholm. Team practice.

Aug. 11 -- 6 p.m. (11 a.m. CT) Game 1 vs. Swedish University Games Basketball Club, Sodertalje, Sweden

Aug. 12 -- 5 p.m. (10 a.m. CT) Game 2 vs. Sodertalje Kings Basketball Club, Stockholm, Sweden.

Aug. 13 -- Travel to Helsinki.

Aug. 14 -- 7 p.m. (Noon CT) Game 3 vs. KTD-Koptka Tyovaen Palloilijat Basketball Club, Kotka, Finland

Aug. 15 -- Team free day.

Aug. 16 -- Travel to Tallinn, Estonia. 7:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. CT) Game 4 vs. Kalev Tallinn -- Ehitustoorlist Basketball, Tallinn, Estonia.


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Aug. 17 -- 2:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m. CT) Game 5 vs. Tallinna Ulikoolip -- A. Le Coq Basketball, Tallinn, Estonia. Team travels back to Finland following the game.

Aug. 18 -- 7 p.m. (11 a.m. CT) Game 6 vs. Pussihukat Basketball Club, Vantaa, Finland.

Aug. 19 -- Depart Helsinki for Chicago. Arrive in Chicago at 12:40 p.m. CT.

Travel party

Head coach: Bruce Weber

Assistant coaches: Chris Lowery, Wayne McClain, Jay Price

Administrative assistants: Rod Cardinal and Gary Nottingham

Trainer: Al Martindale

Managers: Ed Storako, Matt McCumber

Sports information director: Kent Brown

Tour host: Ron Nikcevich

Team members: James Augustine, Dee Brown, Luther Head, Jerrance Howard, Jack Ingram, Roger Powell, Aaron Spears, Deron Williams, Nick Smith

[Kent Brown, assistant athletics director
and sports information director,
University of Illinois]

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