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Three Illinois football players invited to NFL Combine

Three Illinois football players invited to NFL Combine

By Charlotte Carroll

February 22, 2016

twitter: Three #illini football players will be taking part in the #NFLCombine that starts Tuesday in IndianapolisFor the first time in three years, Illinois football may produce an NFL draft pick.Three Illini received invitations to the 2016 NFL Combine – Jihad Ward, Geronimo Allison and Josh Fergus...

Cataloguing the hurts: The many injuries of the Illinois offense

Cataloguing the hurts: The many injuries of the Illinois offense

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

November 3, 2015

Illinois football head coach Bill Cubit managed to remain humorous during his weekly press conference Monday after the Illini lost 39-0 to Penn State on Saturday. His offense has been depleted of players for much of the season, and Saturday’s shutout was yet another reminder of the void those...

For Cubit and Illini, grace period is over

For Cubit and Illini, grace period is over

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 28, 2015

Bill Cubit’s time has come: He bought himself some time by beating Nebraska 14-13 in Illinois’ Big Ten opener. He has survived a pair of tough losses to strong Iowa and Wisconsin teams — his team lost, but in a mostly respectable fashion.Now, his feet are headed for the fire. His grace period is up...

Matchups to watch in Illinois-Iowa game

By Masaki Sugimoto

October 7, 2015

WR Geronimo Allison vs. CB Desmond KingGeronimo Allison has proven that he is a stud wide receiver and a legitimate threat after his performance against Nebraska. Allison leads the Big Ten with 32 catches and 452 receiving yards and is on the Biletnikoff award watch list. But Iowa cornerback Desmond King...

Illinois' Allison emerging as a Big Ten playmaker

Illinois' Allison emerging as a Big Ten playmaker

By Charlotte Carroll

October 6, 2015

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.Wide receiver Geronimo Allison thought he had the game-winning touchdown the firs...

Big Ten football power rankings: Week 5

By The Daily Illini Football Staff

October 5, 2015

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini football staff ranks the football teams in the Big Ten 1-14 and compiles the lists into its own Big Ten power rankings.1. Ohio State (Last week: 1) The Buckeyes survived another threat to their perfect season, this time in Bloomington, Indiana. Ezekiel Elliot scored on to...

Matchups to watch in Illinois-Nebraska game

Matchups to watch in Illinois-Nebraska game

By Masaki Sugimoto

September 30, 2015

Tommy Armstrong Jr. vs. Illinois DefenseSo far this season, when Illinois has faced a skilled quarterback, things have not turned out well. The Illini’s two biggest tests at quarterbacks were North Carolina’s Marquise Williams and Middle Tennessee State’s Brent Stockstill. Illinois gave up a ...

Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities

Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 21, 2015

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 players entertain during rain delay

Illinois football players entertain during rain delay

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 8, 2015

Illinois football fans weren’t the only ones struggling to find something to do during Friday’s thunderstorm delay. Wide receiver Geronimo Allison managed to keep himself busy before the game was finally postponed — after a three-hour delay. Allison put in his headphones and sat at his locker ...