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Spring ball marks new era for Illinois football

May 8, 2016

It’s not often that spring practices overshadow the football season that precedes them. But for Illinois football this year, such was the case. The hiring of Lovie Smith as the third head football...

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 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...

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 football players entertain during rain delay

Illinois' Geronimo Allison (8) catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Kent State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The Illini won 52-3.
September 8, 2015

Illinois football fans weren’t the only ones struggling to find something to do during Friday’s thunderstorm delay. Wide receiver Geronimo Allison managed to keep himself busy before the game...

Illinois looks to class of 2015 for offensive assistance

Illinois' Henry Enyenihi (23) runs the ball down field during the annual football Spring Game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015. The Orange won 44-41.
August 25, 2015

On a team with 22 seniors, Illinois football wanted to rely mainly on its experience this season. But with injuries threatening the return of key players, the Illini may have to use its younger options...

Five Illini athletes to watch in 2015

Jannelle Flaws (right) holds off a defender in Illinois' game against Oakland on Friday, August 24.
August 25, 2015

Friends and relatives from back home give me constant grief for the state of Illini athletics. And sometimes I agree with them. But other times, I point to five athletes, who serve as beacons of hope in...

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