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The Illinois Fighting Illini got to enjoy a day of fun before their Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl matchup with UCLA on New Years Eve. When in San Francisco one of the top things to see is Alcatraz. The Illinois football team got a chance to do this and based on the video link below had a great time doing so.â†µ
With the season the Illini had that included losing their final six games after a 6-0 start and the firing of head coach Ron Zook, visiting a prison seems appropriate.â†µ
The only thing that would have made the trip even better would have been letting the UCLA Bruins join them. UCLA had a similar season which included the firing of their coach and being the first team in a decade to get to go to a bowl game with a losing record,â†µ
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