Now that the NCAA board of directors lifted a ban on college football satellite camps, prepare to see an increase of these organized activities pop up around Chicagoland this summer.
The satellite camps allow college coaches the chance to watch and evaluate prospects in various locations away from the traditional campus setting. FBS level schools such as Iowa State, Penn State, Western Michigan, Purdue and Missouri all plan on attending Chicagoland area camps this summer.
In-state schools such as Illinois and Northern Illinois will hold camps at off-campus facilities, while several other FCS level in-state schools will venture away from their homebase in search of prospects.
Below is a list of off-campus satellite camps. More could be announced soon. Cost and camp details can be found at each school's athletics website.
University of Illinois
June 3 (5pm-8pm): Satellite Showcase Camp #1 - Gately Stadium (Chicago)
June 4 (9am-12:30pm): Satellite Showcase Camp #2 - Barrington High School (Barrington)
June 4 (5pm-8:30pm): Satellite Showcase Camp #3 - Lincoln-Way East High School (Frankfort)
Northern Illinois University
June 5 (2pm-6pm): Camp at Gately Stadium (Chicago)
Southern Illinois University
June 18 (1pm-4pm): Saluki Elite Camp at Lincoln-Way West (New Lenox)
Western Illinois University
July 16 (1pm-4pm): Bolingbrook High School Prospect Camp (Bolingbrook)
North Central College
May 31 (4pm-8pm): Camp featuring coaches from Iowa State (Naperville)
June 8 (4pm-8pm): Camp featuring coaches from Western Michigan, Missouri and Purdue (Naperville)
Lake Park High School
June 8 (10am-1pm): Camp featuring coaches from Missouri, Minnesota, NIU and Northern Iowa (Roselle)
Lake Forest College
June 11 (2pm-5pm): Camp featuring coaches from WIU, SIU, ISU, Yale, Cornell and Saginaw Valley State (Willowbrook High School, Willowbrook, IL)
Wendell Phillips High School
July 11 (9am-12pm): Camp featuring McKendree University (Chicago)