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Three Illinois football players invited to NFL Combine

Running back Josh Ferguson makes a run during the game against Northwestern at Soldier Field on Saturday, Nov. 28. Illinois lost 24-14.
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...

Illinois football’s offense fails to show up in loss Ohio State

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches his team march down the field during the game against Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
November 14, 2015

Wes Lunt and the Illinois offense appeared to spark some momentum late in the Illini’s 28-3 loss to Ohio State on Saturday. The Illinois quarterback completed a 37-yard pass to freshman wide receiver...

Illinois football’s Bill Cubit will continue to serve his team after Mike Thomas departure

Coach Bill Cubit shares stern words during the game against Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 26. Illinois won 27-25.
November 9, 2015

The Illinois football investigations were hanging over head coach Bill Cubit’s and the heads of the rest of the team since former player Simon Cvijanovic made allegations against former head coach...

Illinois football enters critical stretch of the season against Purdue

November 4, 2015

Illinois’ football game at Purdue on Saturday is important for many different reasons. The Illini need to win two of their four remaining games to become bowl eligible and Saturday’s game against...

Cataloguing the hurts: The many injuries of the Illinois offense

Back up quarterback Chayce Crouch leans down to check on injured lineman Zach Heath during the game against Western Illinois at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12.
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...

Matchups to watch in Illinois-Penn State game

October 28, 2015

Illinois secondary vs. Penn State ReceiversThe Illini secondary had issues covering Wisconsin’s Alex Erickson in key moments last week. Another tall order is coming up against Penn State and its two...

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

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

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...

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.
September 23, 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...

Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities

Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities
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...

Old troubles haunt Illini in North Carolina loss

North Carolina's Des Lawrence tries to tackle Illinois' Josh Ferguson during the Illini's 48-14 loss to the Tar Heels on Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. | Photo by Wyatt McNamera, The Daily Tarheel
September 20, 2015

In high school, I had a football coach that always used to say, “Somebody needs to make a play!”I never quite understood that: Obviously we were all trying to “make plays.” We wouldn’t have been...

Bill Cubit ready to change atmosphere of Illinois football

Michael Bojda The Daily Illini
Offensive Coordination Bill Cubit celebrates a touchdown against Cincinnati on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
August 31, 2015

Bill Cubit made sure he set the tone in his first Monday press conference. The new Illinois head football coach wore an orange dress shirt and a dark blazer with an Illinois shield pin on his left...

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