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Illini players make Wrigley pitch

QB Williams throws out first ball; coach wants game in stadium

Updated: August 1, 2009, 2:37 PM ET
By Nick Friedell

Ron Zook couldn't believe what he was hearing Monday. Juice Williams, Arrelious Benn and Doug Pilcher seemed nonchalant about the chance to stand on the Wrigley Field pitcher's mound that night.

"They all acted like it was no big deal," Zook said Tuesday morning. "I said, 'You go out there on that mound in front of 40,000 [people] -- it's a little scarier than you think.'" Williams, the Illini's senior quarterback, didn't really look intimidated, though. I guess when you play in front ...

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