Illinois Football: 2012 Spring Game Set For Saturday Afternoon

ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 4: Nathan Scheelhaase #2 of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini scrambles against the University of Missouri Tigers during the State Farm Arch Rivalry game on September 4 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Fighting Illini 23-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Fans can get their first look at the 2012 Illini.

The 2012 Illinois spring football game is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon, giving Illini fans their first look at next year's squad. Parking and admission are free.

Here are some notes on the rules, from Illinois' athletics website:

Some general rules for the Spring Game:

-- The game will be played with a normal clock in the first half and a running clock in the second half (except for the final two minutes if the game is close).
-- All drives after a score will start on the 30 yard line.
-- All punts will be fair caught.
-- Field goals will be kicked but there will be no rush.

Related: Tim Beckman Named Head Coach Of Illinois Fighting Illini

This game came with a bit of a twist -- the seniors got together to draft the rosters for each team. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was the No. 1 pick.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of Illini football, head over to Illinois blog Hail to the Orange. And for more news and notes from around college football, check out SB Nation's NCAA football news hub.

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