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Members of Illinois' student section, Block I, cheer on the Fighting Illini during their game against Nebraska on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Illinois won 14-13.

October 4, 2015

Quote of the Game:"We never give up on y'all. We never give up." Jihad Ward, defensive end Tweet of the Game:"Boy Don't It Feel Good.#FightingIllini"@SpeedKe5 -Running back Ke'Shawn VaughnGame to Remember:Ke'Shawn Vaughn The freshman running back ran for 98 yards on 24 carries. Vau...

Grading Illinois football after its win over Nebraska

Chunky Clements drags down Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. during Illinois' 14-13 win over Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 3.

By The Daily Illini Football Staff

October 4, 2015

Editor's note: Starting this week, The Daily Illini football staff will be giving out grades following the Illinois football game each week. The staff will be grading offense, defense, special teams and coaching. Offense:C The Illinois offense was average Saturday, until the fourt...

Illinois and UCLA football traveled different paths after meeting in 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Illinois head coach Tim Beckmam reacts after having a referee decision go against Illinois during the game against Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The Illini won 42-34.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 24, 2015

There was a sense of relief when Nathan Scheelhaase took a knee during the final seconds of the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on New Year’s Eve. Defensive lineman Craig Wilson grabbed a container of orange Gatorade and attempted to pour it over interim coach Vic Koenning — he was half successful. The...

The Big Ten’s nightmarish Rutgers problem

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood reacts during second-quarter action against Central Florida at Bright house Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. UCF defeated Rutgers, 41-17. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

By Dan Escalona

September 22, 2015

Just as the Big Ten season is getting interesting, the conference is once again bogged down in the mire of another looming scandal.The most recent culprit of conference controversy is Rutgers. With arrests and dismissals piling up, and the recent suspension of head coach Kyle Flood, the program has suddenly f...

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 adjusts as college football landscape changes

Jihad Ward (17) during Illinois' game vs. Western Illinois.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 16, 2015

The addition of the College Football Playoff passed with flying colors after its first year. A majority of players, coaches, fans and experts have agreed that the system finally crowns a true champion and many already want to expand the Playoff to more teams. But the format has caused university athletic ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 2

September 14, 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 defending national champions dominated once again in a 38-0 win over Hawaii. The Buckeyes...

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