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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

By Peter Bailey-Wells

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 on the field otherwise. Him exhorting us to do something we were already trying to do was confus...

Illini of the Week September 8: Wes Lunt

Illini of the Week September 8: Wes Lunt

By Charlotte Carroll

September 9, 2015

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Wes Lunt sat in his pads at his locker. He waited an hour. Then, he wa...

Illinois football’s defense off to a hot start

The Illinois defense wraps up Kent State wide receiver Connor Arlia during their season-opener at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 5. Illinois defeated Kent State 52-3.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 6, 2015

Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim was ready for Kent State running back Nick Holley to run the ball on the first play of the Illini’s game against the Golden Flashes on Saturday. When the junior rusher attempted to press through the scrum at the line of scrimmage, Monheim appeared out of the ...