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Head coach Lovie Smith named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

Head coach Lovie Smith named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

By JJ Kim, Assistant Sports Editor

October 22, 2019

Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith was selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week, an honor for a football coach who led his team to a monumental victory the week before. The award, presented by the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, is a cherry on top for...

Why we love Illinois

Why we love Illinois

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

We don’t care that Illinois isn’t doing well right now. We say we don't care, but if we actually didn't, we would stop watching the games. We care about the amazing place that is Illinois, and we care about the family that comes with being an Illini fan. We didn’t go to the homecoming game wi...

Illinois vs. Wisconsin game notes

Illinois vs. Wisconsin game notes

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

It was the win no one in America saw coming. Illinois, a 30-point underdog, stunned No. 6-ranked and undefeated Wisconsin, 24-23, for a homecoming victory. Offensively, Illinois stepped up when its back was against the wall, contrary to previous performances this season such as the Nebraska game. On defen...

Homecoming football notebook

Homecoming football notebook

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

A sea of orange and blue flooded the field at Memorial Stadium following Illinois’ upset over No. 6 Wisconsin Saturday during the Illini’s 109th Homecoming game.  The win not only broke Illinois’ four-game losing streak, but also handed the team it’s first conference win of the season an...

Illinois undermines No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23

Illinois undermines No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The Illini football team has come just short of winning more than a few times this season. Illinois was poised to uphold its domineering momentum or look like a team lacking just enough spark to secure a comeback. Game after game after game, so close, but yet so far. But the Illini managed to finally pull off t...

Illinois upsets No. 6 Wisconsin

Illinois upsets No. 6 Wisconsin

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

The Illini football team has come just short of winning more than a few times this season. Poised to uphold its domineering momentum, or looking like a team lacking just enough spark to secure a comeback. Game after game after game, so close, but yet so far. But the Illini managed to finally pull...

Stan Green’s return shows progress

Stan Green’s return shows progress

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

After jarring the ball out of Michigan running back Zach Charbonnet’s hands and falling on the loose football — something he did twice on Saturday — senior safety Stanley Green moved into a tie for third place on the school’s all-time forced fumbles list with eight. The achievement was made even more special b...

Illini prepare for Badgers Homecoming matchup

Illini prepare for Badgers Homecoming matchup

By Miles Powers-Huang, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

After a third-quarter comeback that left Jim Harbaugh and his team sweating it out in the second half Saturday, head coach Lovie Smith had a few positive takeaways from his team’s 42-25 loss to No. 16 Michigan, which is more than what can be said about the Minnesota game before that. The Illini are de...

Illinois to play Nebraska in Dublin for 2021 Big-Ten season opener

Illinois to play Nebraska in Dublin for 2021 Big-Ten season opener

By DI Sports Desk

October 14, 2019

Illinois will travel to Dublin, Ireland to kick off the 2021 season, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday. Illinois, Nebraska and Irish American Events Limited will bring Big Ten football to Ireland as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Series at Aviva Stadium in Dublin for...

Illini must become cohesive unit to succeed

Illini must become cohesive unit to succeed

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

I am not going to say this was unexpected; we knew the outcome of this game before it even started. Everyone predicted it; Michigan is a good team. Brandon Peters was our best bet against a team like Michigan, and he was out for the game on concussion protocol. Matt Robinson and Isaiah Williams...

Illinois vs. Michigan game notes

Illinois vs. Michigan game notes

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

“Everyone could use a little bit of Illinois here and there.” That’s what Rob Stone casually said of the Illini after they were down 28-7 against the Wolverines at halftime. Following their fourth straight loss of the season, the Illini went through a rollercoaster of a game, swaying between epic ...

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