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Fitzgerald leaves Illinois football

Fitzgerald leaves Illinois football

By Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor

August 10, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Illinois football head coach announced Wednesday the departure of quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald.

Illinois defense falls in the shadows in Purdue win

Illinois defense falls in the shadows in Purdue win

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

While Illinois football’s running back Josh Ferguson was the star of his team’s 48-14 win at Purdue on Saturday, the defense made sure to do its job so that the margin would never be close. The defensive players responded against the Boilermakers after allowing 39 points to Penn State the week ...

Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities

Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Illinois football’s first drive against North Carolina on Saturday couldn’t have been drawn up any better. The offense traveled 73 yards over 11 plays in 4:07. Quarterback Wes Lunt looked efficient with his throws and running back Josh Ferguson ran productive routes in what would be a 133-yard rushing ...

Illinois football defense trying to prove hot start is no fluke

Illinois football defense trying to prove hot start is no fluke

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Illinois co-defensive coordinator Tim Banks stood in the team’s squad room with a smile after Saturday’s win over Western Illinois. He stood in front of the white board and waited while the media assembled around him. Reporters joked around with Banks, who laughed and commented that he was no...

Illinois looks to class of 2015 for offensive assistance

Illinois looks to class of 2015 for offensive assistance

By Charlotte Carroll

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

On a team with 22 seniors, Illinois football wanted to rely mainly on its experience this season. But with injuries threatening the return of key players, the Illini may have to use its younger options sooner than anticipated.There are 36 newcomers in all, with 18 freshmen signees, seven junior-colle...

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