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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


Filed under Sports

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...

A change in culture: Mike Thomas and where Illinois athletics goes from here

A change in culture: Mike Thomas and where Illinois athletics goes from here

By Peter Bailey-Wells

November 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Mike Thomas was inevitably going to get fired.It was simply a matter of when, not if. Even despite Thomas’ relative innocence in relation to the abusive actions of Tim Beckman — as described in Franczek Radelet’s report — interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson dismissed him from the University....

Illinois gets close against Iowa

By Masaki Sugimoto

October 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois was defeated by the Iowa Hawkeyes in a close away game.The Illini stayed in it the whole game, but costly turnovers and the inability to stop the run doomed the Illini...

Illinois football’s defensive line shows up against Middle Tennessee State

Illinois football’s defensive line shows up against Middle Tennessee State

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 29, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Illinois football co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Mike Phair expressed his feelings about the defensive line’s performance in the first three games of the season in a unique way. The coach posted signs all over the defensive line’s meeting room that had the number “one”...

Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

August 26, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

Mike Phair has held many roles during his football career. Illinois football’s co-defensive coordinator has helped discover college football players who could become stars in the NFL. Phair has coached Pro Bowlers and Hall of Fame defensive players and worked alongside the NFL’s brightest...