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Illini, W. Virginia to Scrimmage During Italy Trip

Illinois will be joined by West Virginia in a stop at an American air base on its upcoming trip to Italy.

The university says the Illini and Mountaineers will be at Aviano Air Base on Aug. 17.

The teams will face each other on base in a short scrimmage.They'll also conduct a clinic for children of troops stationed at the base north of Venice. The teams will also hold a dunk contest and scrimmage against some of the troops.

Illinois coach Bruce Weber says the event required an NCAA waiver. He says he's looking forward to the visit.

The Illini leave for Italy on Aug. 10 and return ten days later. They'll play Italian pro squads and other teams while abroad.

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