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North Carolina's Des Lawrence tries to tackle Illinois' Josh Ferguson during the Illini's 48-14 loss to the Tar Heels on Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. | Photo by Wyatt McNamera, The Daily Tarheel

Old troubles haunt Illini in North Carolina loss

By Peter Bailey-Wells September 20, 2015

In high school, I had a football coach that always used to say, “Somebody needs to make a play!”I never quite understood that: Obviously we were all trying to “make plays.” We wouldn’t have been...

Illinois running back Josh Ferguson celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the game against Kent State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 5.

Illini football prepares for Western Illinois with a sense of normalcy

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer September 10, 2015

After a two-week span that included the firing of the Illinois football team’s head coach and the postponement of its season opener, the focus is about the product on the field. Quarterback Wes...

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