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Illinois and UCLA football traveled different paths after meeting in 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Illinois and UCLA football traveled different paths after meeting in 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 24, 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 orange Gatorade and attempted to pour it over interim coach Vic Koenning — he was half successful. The...

University RSOs gain followers through friendship, school pride

By Maddie Galassi

August 19, 2015

The University has a reputation for being an extremely large, diverse campus, and their RSOs follow the same trend. But what distinguishes an organization from gaining a small or large following? And how do clubs maintain their presence? These RSOs weighed in:Illini PrideWith a campus full of students...

Scheelhaase returning to Fighting Illini

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 20, 2015

Nathan Scheelhaase will return to the Fighting Illini, this time as the assistant director of football operations.Scheelhaase will take over the position after turning down an offer a year ago. The position was held by another former Illini quarterback, Juice Williams. Williams left the position aft...

Illini of the Week Oct. 29: Reilly O’Toole

Illini of the Week Oct. 29: Reilly O’Toole

By Charlotte Carroll

October 29, 2014

The first time Reilly O'Toole celebrated Saturday's win over Minnesota, he was goofing around with running back Donovonn Young.  But a penalty quieted Illinois' rowdy sideline. After the Gophers unsuccessfully heaved a pass for the end zone on the game's last play, Illinois got a second chance to cele...

6 Uninspiring Football Moments

6 Uninspiring Football Moments

December 17, 2013

1 | Punter Justin DuVernois’ pass attempt on a fake punt against Indiana on Nov. 9 Illinois trailed Indiana by seven and had been trading punches with the Hoosiers all day long when head coach Tim Beckman called a fake punt with 11 minutes to play. DuVernois threw the ball, for all intents and pur...