3:53 AM EDT, Wed August 31, 2016
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3 hours ago
Smith has earned Illini's respect

Smith has earned Illini's respect

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • It was hot and late in a long string of practices and the monotony of training camp was grinding on everyone.
Smith unveils Illini depth chart

Smith unveils Illini depth chart

Coach names starters at outside linebacker and strong safety.
University of Illinois game time texting system rarely used

University of Illinois game time texting system rarely used

The technology costs about $2,000 a year.
Highly touted O-line recruit key for Illinois

Highly touted O-line recruit key for Illinois

Megginson stepping into big role.
Beckman steps down as Tar Heels volunteer coach

Beckman steps down as Tar Heels volunteer coach

Ex-Illinois coach was a volunteer assistant.
Lovie Smith's first camp running Illini is flush with positives

Lovie Smith's first camp running Illini is flush with positives

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • With 15 practices crammed into 17 days, Lovie Smith’s first Illini football training camp unfolded largely without surprise or drama.
Defense should be a strong point for Illini

Defense should be a strong point for Illini

Illinois’ defense is taking shape.
Point-guard luck finally turning at Illinois

Point-guard luck finally turning at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • For far too long the Illini basketball coaching staff chased with hell-bent gusto after big-time high school point guards.
Basketball recruit upstages Illini practice

Basketball recruit upstages Illini practice

Basketball player is a fan of Illini football coach Lovie Smith.
Former Eureka star battles for Illini fullback role

Former Eureka star battles for Illini fullback role

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee is bringing back a position that gets only limited use these days — the fullback.
McLaughlin set to take on FG duties for Illini

McLaughlin set to take on FG duties for Illini

He cites ability to elevate ball quickly as his strength.
Illini receiving group has plenty of talent

Illini receiving group has plenty of talent

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • Imagine that when each new position coach showed up to join Lovie Smith’s Illini football staff, he was presented with a toy box that contained all of the players he’d have to work with.
Smith liikes what he sees in Illini camp

Smith liikes what he sees in Illini camp

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • With the season opener just 17 days away, Lovie Smith admits he’s getting excited.
Illini's Whitman lights fuse at stadium

Illini's Whitman lights fuse at stadium

Ticket deals, musical events entice fans to get in on ground floor of Lovie Smith era.
Illini's Dudek holds out hope for 2016

Illini's Dudek holds out hope for 2016

Receiver believes he can beat odds, play this season.