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Spring ball marks new era for Illinois football

By Joey Figueroa , Staff reporter 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...

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

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

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer 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

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer 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

By Masaki Sugimoto 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

By Peter Bailey-Wells 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

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...

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.

Illinois football players entertain during rain delay

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer 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' 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.

Illinois looks to class of 2015 for offensive assistance

By Charlotte Carroll 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...

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

Five Illini athletes to watch in 2015

By Kevin McCarthy 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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