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August 2, 2011

2011 Season - CCIW Football Coaches Chat set for August 4

The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin will have its third annual "CCIW Football Coaches Chat" on Thursday, August 4. Augustana assistant coach Jeff Lindmark will sit in for head coach Rob Cushman during the 10:35 - 11:05 segment.

The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) will conduct its third annual live chat with its eight head football coaches on Thursday, August 4.

Join the CCIW football chat Aug. 4

Joining the chat will be Millikin’s Patrick Etherton, North Park’s Scott Pethtel and Wheaton’s Mike Swider from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. North Central assistant Jeff Thorne will sit in place of head coach John Thorne during the 10-10:30 segment.

Carthage’s Tim Rucks, Elmhurst’s Tim Lester and Illinois Wesleyan’s Norm Eash will follow the first group and will take part in the chat from 10:35 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Augustana assistant Jeff Lindmark will sit in place of head coach Rob Cushman during the 10:35-11:05 segment.

The CCIW preseason football poll will be announced at the conclusion of the chat.

Media, fans and other followers of CCIW football can join the chat by visiting the CCIW website on August 4. During the chat, participants will be able to ask questions of all eight CCIW football coaches regarding the upcoming season.

The online chat will be conducted by CCIW Assistant Commissioner/Sports Information Director Mike Krizman and all questions will be screened before they are presented to the coaches. The coaches will try to answer as many questions from the audience as possible.

Augustana finished the 2010 season with a 6-4 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the CCIW. The Vikings open the 2011 campaign at home on Thursday, September 1 against the University of Dubuque.

Anyone interested can join the CCIW football coaches chat at the following web address: