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Wildcats’ stout defense ready to stifle Big Ten West

Illinois' Mason Monheim (43) and T.J. Neal (52) tackle Northwestern 's Treyvon Green (22) during the game at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The Illini won 47-33.
October 6, 2015

On a nippy Chicago fall afternoon, the ferocious defense of the Northwestern Wildcats forced the Minnesota Golden Gophers into the meat grinder that Ryan Field has become.The 27-0 win over the Gophers...

Illini lineman Karras enters 2015 at full strength

Daryl Quitalig | The Daily Illini Illinois' Ted Karras (69) looks at the defense during the game against Indiana at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
July 31, 2015

Ted Karras sat at an elevated table with a smile on his face during the first day of the Big Ten Media Days on Thursday in Chicago. His expression was the opposite when the media and fans last saw...

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