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Take a look at Illinois football’s finalized staff

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 29, 2016

Lovie Smith  After coaching in the NFL for 19 years, Lovie Smith is making his return to college football as the new head coach at Illinois. Smith is already familiar to the state, as he was the long-time coach of the Chicago Bears. During his tenure with the Bears, Smith went 81-63 and led...

Illinois falls 9-3 to Indiana in series opener at home

April 26, 2014

When Casey Fletcher’s bat smashed a pitch deep into right field in the sixth inning, he thought the wind just might carry it out of the park. Two innings earlier, with the sun up and the wind blowing, he might have been right. But as was the theme of Illinois’ 9-3 series-opening loss to Indiana, ...