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Illinois’ Josh Whitman sets foundation for football program

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman speaks at the press conference regarding the dismissal of head football coach Bill Cubit.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

March 6, 2016

Tweet: Josh Whitman wastes little time putting his plan for Illinois football into place with Cubit firing Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman has made his intentions for the University’s athletic program clear. In his first letter to donors on the day it was announced that he would ...

Depleted Illini offense fails to find rhythm against Wisconsin

Wisconsin cornerback Sojourn Shelton intercepts a Wes Lunt pass in the Illinois end zone during Saturday's Homecoming game at Memorial Stadium. Illinois lost 13-24.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

October 25, 2015

Quarterback Wes Lunt knew that Illinois football’s offense would miss key offensive players when the Illini played Wisconsin Saturday. Running back Josh Ferguson and wide receivers Marchie Murdock, Justin Hardee and Mike Dudek were doubtful to play against the Badgers. The team’s injury report re...

Illinois football adjusts as college football landscape changes

Jihad Ward (17) during Illinois' game vs. Western Illinois.

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 16, 2015

The addition of the College Football Playoff passed with flying colors after its first year. A majority of players, coaches, fans and experts have agreed that the system finally crowns a true champion and many already want to expand the Playoff to more teams. But the format has caused university athletic ...

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...