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UI alumnus focused on concussion treatment, prevention

By Ryan Wilson February 17, 2016

When Kevin Jackson goes to Illinois football games, he’s not following the ball like the fans; he’s following the players.Jackson, a former running back for the Illini from 1991-1994, sits up in a...

Illinois football players sing Alma Mater with the Fighting Illini following Illinois' 27-25 win over Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 26. Front and center in the photo is Gabe Megginson (72), Illinois' highest-ranked recruit last season.

The ever-changing hunt: the evolution of college football recruitment

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer February 1, 2016

John Holecek fulfilled a lifelong dream when he committed to play football at the University of Illinois in 1991. Holecek was a three-sport athlete at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights,...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati November 17, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports...

Our kind of thing: the Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati November 15, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven’t found many outside of college sports...

Illini football gets its revenge against Purdue

Illini football gets its revenge against Purdue

By Peter Bailey-Wells, Sports editor November 8, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — Bill Cubit didn’t sleep much after his team was punched in the mouth 39-0 by Penn State last week. And despite Illinois’ 48-14 stomping of Purdue on Saturday, he said...

Reaching across enemy lines: Purdue Boilermakers

By The Daily Illini Football Staff November 4, 2015

Editor’s note: Every week, The Daily Illini football staff will chat with a sports editor or football beat reporter from an opposing school’s paper. Up this week is The Exponent sports editor Brock...

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...

Illinois' Reilly O'Toole (4) jumps to avoid a tackle during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl against Louisiana Tech at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. The Illini lost 35-18.

A conversation with an Illini: Reilly O'Toole

By Kevin McCarthy October 27, 2015

He wore the No. 4 on the field, but was always No. 1 in the hearts of those all the way from the ole’ Blarney stone near Cork to the bustling town of Champaign. The former Illini starting quarterback...

Caleb Day returns a punt during the Homecoming game against Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 24. Illinois lost 13-24.

Illinois football’s defense can’t hold up against Wisconsin’s Bart Houston

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer October 26, 2015

The Illinois football team had finally gained momentum against Wisconsin on Saturday. Freshman running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn had scored on a 35-yard run in the third quarter and the Illini were leading...

Illini got beaten by the Badgers, and that's OK

Illini got beaten by the Badgers, and that's OK

By Peter Bailey-Wells October 25, 2015

Ke’Shawn Vaughn said the Illini beat themselves. Bill Cubit talked about injuries and lack of execution. Mike Phair said there are some good things to take away from Illinois football’s 24-13 Homecoming...

Matchups to watch in Illinois-Wisconsin game

By Masaki Sugimoto October 20, 2015

Wes Lunt vs. Wisconsin defense.Wes Lunt has a tall order to fill on Homecoming against the Badgers. Wisconsin's defense gives up around 11 points per game, led by linebacker Joe Schobert, who...

Illinois' head coach Bill Cubit on the sidelines during the Illini's 27-25 win over Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 26.

By Charlotte Carroll October 9, 2015

Tim Beckman wasn't the only coach involved in player mistreatment and injury abuse with the Illinois football teamATHLETIC DIRECTOR MIKE THOMAS/ INTERIM CHANCELLOR BARBARA WILSON announced (day) that ASSISTANT...

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