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Iowa spoils senior night, takes down Illinois in historic 63-0 loss

Iowa spoils senior night, takes down Illinois in historic 63-0 loss

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 17, 2018


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

During the week, Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith called the game against Iowa his team’s playoffs. The Illini followed up the challenge with a 63-0 loss, tying the program’s record margin of defeat, which came in a 63-0 loss at the University of Chicago in 1906. “We didn't play wel...

Illinois to face Iowa in final home game

Illinois to face Iowa in final home game

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois will be welcoming Iowa to Memorial Stadium for the 34th time on Saturday. The teams have met a total of 74 times, with Illinois leading the series 38-33 with two ties. Iowa is currently on a five-game winning streak dating back to 2008. Last season in Iowa City the game was tied 13-10 late ...

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


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

Nobody has run the football like the Illini have so far in November. Through the first half of the month, Illinois led the country with 813 rushing yards, 9.68 yards per carry and 10 rushing touchdowns. Those stats are reflective of the offensive improvements, particularly on the ground, under Rod Smith f...

Notes and grades from Illinois’ 54-35 loss at Nebraska

Notes and grades from Illinois’ 54-35 loss at Nebraska

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 10, 2018


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

One way to lose games in the Big Ten, especially on the road, is to turn the ball over. That’s what the Illini did on Saturday, coughing the ball up seven times and losing three fumbles.  In his return to Nebraska, where he didn’t play a snap in 2014 or 2015, quarterback AJ Bush was intercepted twice....

Illinois drops game against Nebraska

Illinois drops game against Nebraska

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini had an opportunity to push their season record to the .500 mark but fell fast in a matchup with the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska, 54-35. Both Nebraska and Illinois have made improvements in their offensive play this season, with a lot of the credit going toward the offensive line, a unit...

Brown’s time at UI is full of highlights

Brown’s time at UI is full of highlights

By Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor

November 8, 2018


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

Dre Brown graduated high school early with his sights set on college football.  The 17-year-old three-star recruit and No. 6 player in the state of Illinois chose to stay home to wear orange and blue. In 2015, he arrived on campus, but it wouldn’t be until the fall of 2017 that Brown would finally see...

Illinois looks to continue win streak away at Nebraska

Illinois looks to continue win streak away at Nebraska

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois got a much-needed win at home against Minnesota last weekend, but as head coach Lovie Smith said during the week, now it’s about stringing two complete games together. The Illini (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten) is tasked with traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take on a young Cornhusker squad (2-7, 1-5 Big ...

Press Box Bundle: Illinois vs. Minnesota

Press Box Bundle: Illinois vs. Minnesota

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

The Daily Illini Game Day Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-296791221/the-daily-illini-game-day-podcast-illinois-vs-minnesota Observations: It only took one game for the Illini to flip the script on the 2018 season. A Lovie Smith-led defense showed huge signs of improvement and the Rod Smith...

Illini bounce back strong against Gophers

Illini bounce back strong against Gophers

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 4, 2018


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

Illinois broke its three-game losing streak with a home win against Minnesota to push its record to 4-5. The 55-31 victory started off hot on offense with a 72-yard breakaway touchdown by senior running back Reggie Corbin 39 seconds into the game. Corbin went on to collect 213 rushing yards by the end of...

Notes and grades from Illinois’ 55-31 win over Minnesota

Notes and grades from Illinois’ 55-31 win over Minnesota

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 4, 2018


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

Del’Shawn Phillips thought he had a touchdown — the whole stadium did. When the officials called back his scoop-and-score and whistled Illinois for a sideline interference penalty near the end of the first half against Minnesota, it reduced a 31-14 lead to 24-17 at the half. What could have be...

Illinois defense goes through changes before weekend matchup

Illinois defense goes through changes before weekend matchup

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Memorial Stadium will celebrate the University’s annual Dads Weekend as well and Military Appreciation Day on Saturday. However, the recent situation for Illinois has offered little to celebrate. After a 63-33 loss to push the season record to 3-5, Illinois football defensive coordinator Hardy Nick...

Illini cope with adversity, defensive struggles

Illini cope with adversity, defensive struggles

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

No team expects to lose a coach during the season, much less a coordinator. But eight weeks into the 2018 slate, sitting at 3-5 and losing their last three Big Ten games by a combined score of 158-60, that’s where the Illini stand. Now, the team must move on without defensive coordinator Hardy Nicke...

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