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College football weekend seems primed to put pressure on the selection committee

College football weekend seems primed to put pressure on the selection committee

By Dan Escalona

November 17, 2015

Here it is, folks: the impending arrival of possibly the most important weekend in the uneasy sprint to the College Football Playoff.This weekend will either serve to slightly clarify the top four contenders or blur the race even further.Not only will Nov. 21 be a season-defining week for many playoff hop...

Big Ten football power rankings: Week 6

By The Daily Illini Football Staff

October 11, 2015

Tweet: The di_sports football staff ranks the Big Ten after Week 6. Where do the #Illini rank? By The Daily Illini Football Staff1. Ohio State (Last week: 1) — Urban Meyer isn’t afraid to use both of his talented quarterbacks in the Buckeyes’ 49-28 win over Maryland. Cardale Jones started dri...

Illinois football looking to correct road troubles against Iowa

Illinois football looking to correct road troubles against Iowa

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

October 7, 2015

Running down the visiting team tunnel onto an opponent’s field can be a daunting task for college football players. Players run from a narrow tunnel into a sea of the home team’s colors. Thousands if not hundreds of thousands of fans scream in unison at the visitors, often filled with boos, som...

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...