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Illinois football looking to correct road troubles against Iowa

Illinois football looking to correct road troubles against Iowa

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

October 7, 2015

Running down the visiting team tunnel onto an opponent’s field can be a daunting task for college football players. Players run from a narrow tunnel into a sea of the home team’s colors. Thousands if not hundreds of thousands of fans scream in unison at the visitors, often filled with boos, som...

A win in Iowa puts Cubit in the driver's seat

A win in Iowa puts Cubit in the driver's seat

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 7, 2015

Illinois football’s win over Nebraska was a long time coming.Illini nation endured a lot under Tim Beckman, the least of which was Big Ten mediocrity. But the Illini are undefeated in Big Ten play since Bill Cubit took over as head coach.He’s coached one Big Ten game and won one Big Ten game. If he win...

Illini football celebrates a different kind of win

Illini football celebrates a different kind of win

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 4, 2015

print headline: Win over Huskers worthy of extra celebrationCelebrations in sports are funny things. They’re rarely for the sake of posterity — a spontaneous outburst isn’t about legacy.Illinois football’s win over Nebraska Saturday sparked a different kind of celebration. In the seconds and minute...

Bill Cubit ready to change atmosphere of Illinois football

Bill Cubit ready to change atmosphere of Illinois football

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

August 31, 2015

Bill Cubit made sure he set the tone in his first Monday press conference. The new Illinois head football coach wore an orange dress shirt and a dark blazer with an Illinois shield pin on his left side. Cubit made many in the room laugh with witty remarks — something his predecessor was much c...

Ferguson ready to make some noise in final year in Illini backfield

Ferguson ready to make some noise in final year in Illini backfield

By Charlotte Carroll

July 31, 2015

CHICAGO — At 22 years old, Josh Ferguson is older and wiser than his 18-year-old self.“He was a little punk,” said Ferguson, referring to his younger self with a laugh. “Nah, he was a cool dude. He was small and fast, naïve. It was a long time ago, it went by fast. I’m just happy I h...

Illini lineman Karras enters 2015 at full strength

Illini lineman Karras enters 2015 at full strength

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

July 31, 2015

Ted Karras sat at an elevated table with a smile on his face during the first day of the Big Ten Media Days on Thursday in Chicago. His expression was the opposite when the media and fans last saw Karras at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, in early November — the Illinois offensive lineman was lim...

Former Illini football player attacks Beckman on Twitter

Former Illini football player attacks Beckman on Twitter

By Peter Bailey-Wells, Sports editor

May 11, 2015

Simon Cvijanovic, a former tackle for the Illinois Football team, had some strong words on Twitter for head coach Tim Beckman on Sunday. Cvijanovic said he was asked by Beckman and the Illinois program to, "push myself past pain until I didn't want to play anymore." In a series of tweets th...