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The Champaign Room Sep 5, 2018
WKYHSI Podcast Episode 6: Mike Dudek Reaction & Western Illinois Game Preview

WKYHSI Podcast Episode 6: Mike Dudek Reaction & Western Illinois Game Preview

We talk about the season ending injury to Mike Dudek, and preview Saturday night’s game against Western Illinois Welcome to the “We Know You Have Sand, Illinois” podcast, part of the TCR Podcast Channel. In this episode, our guys give their reactions to the heartbreaking Mike Dudek news. They also look ahead to Saturday’s game against the Western Illinois Leathernecks. Please check us out on SoundCloud and iTunes, and don’t hesitate to share any feedback or thoughts in the comment section below! Please subscribe to the TCR Podcast Channel on Soundcloud and iTunes, searching TCR...
The Champaign Room Sep 3, 2018
Mike Dudek out for season

Mike Dudek out for season

Dudek suffered a knee injury during Week One. “Just one of those freak accidents,” said Illinois Football head coach Lovie Smith. Mike Dudek is ruled out for the season after suffering a season-ending knee injury during Illinois’ season-opening win over Kent State on Saturday. The injury is tough for Dudek, who missed the 2015 and ‘16 seasons with knee injuries, as well as a handful games last year. “He’s come back from tough situations before, and he’ll do it again.” We’ll update this story as we get more information.
The Champaign Room Sep 2, 2018
Illinois vs. Kent State Takeaways: Seeing Beyond the Initial Flash

Illinois vs. Kent State Takeaways: Seeing Beyond the Initial Flash

What did we learn from an unbalanced first Saturday. Following the Illini’s comeback victory against the Golden Flashes of Kent State, we take a look back to analyze the key points moving forward. A.J. A-OK After a sluggish start, in concert with his teammates, coaches, and Memorial Stadium onlookers, A.J. Bush solidified his grip on the starting quarterback job with a positive second-half effort. Bush looked crisp in the passing game after the break, hooking up with Ricky Smalling and Mike Dudek on rare, but crucial downfield shots to keep drives alive and pick up necessary yardage...
The Champaign Room Sep 1, 2018
Illinois holds off Kent State in ugly season-opening win, 31-24

Illinois holds off Kent State in ugly season-opening win, 31-24

AJ Bush and a trio of tailbacks delivered in the 2018 debut. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It wasn’t pretty, but the Illini came out with the win. Illinois won its season opener against the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, 31-24. “There was never a doubt in our mind that we weren’t going to come back and win this game,” said wide receiver Mike Dudek. “[Linebackers] Jake Hansen and Del’Shawn Phillips both great leaders and linebackers for us really made everyone believe.” After a sluggish first half, the Illini offense finally began to click in the third...

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