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Purdue dominates Illinois in every aspect

Purdue dominates Illinois in every aspect

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

On Homecoming Saturday, Purdue outclassed Illinois across the board of the game. The result was a 46-7 loss in front of a packed student section. The Illini have dropped to 3-3 on the season with a 1-2 record in Big Ten play.  Running struggles Sophomore running back Mike Epstein had one carry against the Bo...

Illinois to work on improving defense

Illinois to work on improving defense

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois football travels to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday to take on No. 23 Wisconsin with both teams coming off lopsided defeats. The Illini suffered a devastating 46-7 loss to Purdue at home, while the Badgers fell 38-13 at No. 6 Michigan. After being the first on the board last Saturday, t...

Press Box Bundle: Illinois vs. Purdue

Press Box Bundle: Illinois vs. Purdue

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Daily Illini Game Day Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-296791221/purduepod Video Recap: https://youtu.be/mq5TdbBi1x8 First half observations: *Insert that escalated quickly gif here* After the Illini were forced to punt on their opening possession, the defense put up the best drive it would h...

Grades, notes from Illinois’ 46-7 loss to Purdue

Grades, notes from Illinois’ 46-7 loss to Purdue

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Rivers vs. Bush In the 46-7 loss to Purdue, fans took to Twitter to ask the most pressing question: How would this game have looked if M.J. Rivers had played instead? Based on previous performances, it is clear that players are quite similar. What AJ Bush lacks in the passing game, he makes up for...

Purdue hands Illinois fourth-straight Homecoming loss

Purdue hands Illinois fourth-straight Homecoming loss

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois got on the board first against Purdue, as graduate transfer quarterback AJ Bush ran five yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter, but that was all the Illini had in the tank. The Boilermakers roared back with 46 unanswered points, 29 of which came before the half, and they left Ch...

AJ Bush gives Illini needed boost

AJ Bush gives Illini needed boost

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

Illinois has had two notable running quarterbacks in its recent history: Nate Scheelhaase and Isiah “Juice” Williams. In his time at Illinois, AJ Bush has put himself in the conversation with such players, and he's only played three games in the orange and blue. The graduate transfer came to I...

Patience, hard work proves critical in Corbin’s renaissance

Patience, hard work proves critical in Corbin’s renaissance

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

One year is a significant amount of time — just ask Illinois’ junior running back Reggie Corbin. Last year things were entirely different for Corbin. He was not leading Illinois football in rushing yards. In fact, he was riding the bench after falling out of favor in the previous offensive c...

Bennett Williams released from Illini football team

Bennett Williams released from Illini football team

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

It was reported Wednesday afternoon by Bret Beherns of WCIA3 that safety Bennett Williams has been dismissed from the Illini football team for a violation of team rules. https://twitter.com/Schuster_Elias/status/1050213751490826241 The problem for Williams has been a consistent one, as the sophomore...

Grades and game notes from Illinois’ 38-17 win over Rutgers

Grades and game notes from Illinois’ 38-17 win over Rutgers

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Bush return helps spark offense The Illinois run game powered Lovie Smith’s group to its first Big Ten win in nearly two years on Saturday, as the Illini posted 330 rushing yards. After only rushing for 78 total yards in 2017, junior running back Reggie Corbin ran for a career-best 137 yards on just ...

Illinois breaks Big Ten losing streak in road win

Illinois breaks Big Ten losing streak in road win

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

In recent years, the Illinois football program has set fans up for disappointment during Big Ten play. But after losing 13 straight Big Ten games, the Illini broke their losing streak. In a matchup defined by big plays, Illinois defeated Rutgers 38-17. “This is a big win for us. Every time you get a Big Ten...

Illinois offense improves while defense falls short of expectations

Illinois offense improves while defense falls short of expectations

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Former Illinois linebacker Christion Abercrombie is in critical condition after suffering a serious head injury on Saturday during Tennessee State’s game at Vanderbilt in Nashville. “Tennessee State University football student-athlete Christion Abercrombie remains in critical condition at Vander...

Illinois seeks to end losing streak

Illinois seeks to end losing streak

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini have not won a Big Ten football game in 693 days. The Nov. 11, 2016 victory over Michigan State came in Lovie Smith’s first season. A winless venture through Big Ten play through all of last season puts plenty of weight on the Illini as they head to Piscataway, New Jersey to play the ...

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