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How to Watch Illinois vs. Maryland: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

How to Watch Illinois vs. Maryland: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Friday Night Lights! How to Watch Illinois (1-2) vs. Maryland (2-0) Game Time: 8 p.m. CT TV Channel: Big Ten Network Online Streaming: BTN+ Radio: All Illinois football games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: Illinois (+7), O/U 61.5 Quick Hits: Illinois Fighting Illini Head Coach: Bret Bielema (1-2, 1st season) 2020 Record: 2-6 (2-6 Big Ten) Essential...
Writing Illini Sep 16, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Extending Brad Underwood is a smart move for the Illini

Illinois basketball fans will be seeing Brad Underwood coaching the program for a long time. On Thursday afternoon, the Illini announced that Underwood is getting an extension through 2027. This extension makes his current contact a six-year deal extending through the 2026-27 campaign. In the press release sent out by the program, athletic director Josh […] Illinois Basketball: Extending Brad Underwood is a smart move for the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 16, 2021

Illinois Basketball: 2022 big man keeps Illini in top 7

Illinois basketball has made numerous top lists already, and they added another one on Wednesday afternoon. 2022 is looking like a pretty pivotal class for the Illini, as a huge transition is going to happen after the upcoming season. Two top 100 recruits in Jayden Epps and Sencire Harris have already joined the mission to […] Illinois Basketball: 2022 big man keeps Illini in top 7 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 16, 2021

Illinois Football: What the Illini should expect from the Maryland Terrapins

Illinois football heads into week three with a 1-2 record and ready to take on an underrated Maryland squad. Despite beating Nebraska and starting the season off on the right foot, the Illini have since dropped their past two games in less than impressive fashion. Needing a victory, Illinois is going to have to get […] Illinois Football: What the Illini should expect from the Maryland Terrapins - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Sep 16, 2021
Scouting Report: Maryland Terrapins

Scouting Report: Maryland Terrapins

Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via The Terrapins come to Champaign looking to start their season 3-0. Following the brutal non-conference road loss to the Virginia Cavaliers last weekend, the Illinois Fighting Illini return home this Friday to face off against another east coast foe: the Maryland Terrapins. Maryland comes into the game having won its first two matchups of the season against the West Virginia Mountaineers and Howard Bison. The Terps are now in their third season with Head Coach (and former Illini OC) Mike Locksley, who is 8-17 so far in College...
The Champaign Room Sep 14, 2021
Illini Soccer sweeps MACtion-packed weekend

Illini Soccer sweeps MACtion-packed weekend

Craig Pessman / Illinois Athletics Wins at Bowling Green and Toledo cap a peculiar 2021 non-conference schedule. After dropping all three matches in a homestand, the Fighting Illini looked to reverse course and get some momentum going into B1G play at the tail end of the non-conference slate. Familiar faces in unfamiliar places awaited, but the Illini found a return to form to take care of business. Up first was Bowling Green and Madi Wolfbauer, the former Illini player who transferred to the plains of Ohio and became an All-MAC forward. Illinois started out with the...
Writing Illini Sep 14, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood puts another player in the NBA

Illinois basketball looks to be landing another player into the NBA in some form or fashion. On Sunday afternoon, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN tweeted out that the Denver Nuggets were signing former Illini big man Giorgi Bezhanishvili to an Exhibit 10 contract. This signing does come on the heels of Giorgi playing for the Nuggets […] Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood puts another player in the NBA - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 13, 2021

Illinois Game Friday: Illinois vs. Maryland odds, prediction, injury report, schedule, live stream, and TV channel for week 3

Illinois football dropped their second game in a row on Saturday to fall to 1-2 on the season. Virginia welcomed in the Illini and quickly sent us home packing by a score of 42-14. But week three is a different animal. Illinois takes on the Maryland Terrapins in what should be a fun Big Ten […] Illinois Game Friday: Illinois vs. Maryland odds, prediction, injury report, schedule, live stream, and TV channel for week 3 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Sep 13, 2021
Bielema discusses short week, getting back on track

Bielema discusses short week, getting back on track

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Illini host Maryland Friday night. The Illini bit off more than they could chew Saturday against Virginia, dropping their second straight contest, 42-14. Illinois hopes to get back on track this Friday night against Maryland and will look to stay perfect in conference play. Here’s what head coach Bret Bielema had to say about: Injuries “Sydney Brown left the game and is still undergoing further exams...but he’s doing a lot better today than he was yesterday.” “Brandon Peters is back, and he will actually be our starting...
Writing Illini Sep 13, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini recruiting targets left for 2022

Illinois basketball is still working on crafting a great class of 2022 as there are multiple big-time recruits still left on the board. As days go on, the big board for Illini recruiting changes. Lists are being narrowed and players are starting to take official visits. Illinois is on the receiving end of some of […] Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini recruiting targets left for 2022 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Sep 13, 2021
This Week in Illini Athletics: Sept. 13-19, 2021

This Week in Illini Athletics: Sept. 13-19, 2021

Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/ Illinois Volleyball and Soccer both came home with a pair of victories this week. Welcome to “This Week in Illini Athletics,” a weekly review of the past week of Illini sports and a preview of the week to come. FOOTBALL (1-2 Overall, 1-0 Big Ten) Last Week: This weekend’s road trip is one the Illini would likely rather forget, as they were outclassed by Virginia in a 42-14 defeat. The game was not without its bright spots, however. In his return from injury, running back Chase Brown gained 41 yards on seven carries, including a 21-yard...
Writing Illini Sep 12, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Illini looking to add size to the frontcourt in 2022

Illinois basketball isn’t finished with their class of 2022, and they are putting resources into landing some big-time recruits. The Illini will have been doing a great job recruiting guards at the No. 1 through No. 3 spots on the roster. But the No. 4 and No. 5 spots have not been going so well […] Illinois Basketball: Illini looking to add size to the frontcourt in 2022 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 12, 2021

Illinois Football: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Virginia

The Illinois football team fell to 1-2 on Saturday as the Virginia Cavaliers carved us up in a 42-14 rout. This was not a fun Illini game to watch. Less than five minutes into the game, the Cavaliers were already up 14-0. Things started bad and would eventually get even worse. Illinois gave up a […] Illinois Football: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Virginia - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Sep 11, 2021
How to Watch Illinois at Virginia: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

How to Watch Illinois at Virginia: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Illini are looking for a W in Charlottesville. How to Watch Illinois (1-1) at Virginia (1-0) Game Time: 10 a.m. CT TV Channel: ACC Network Online Streaming: WatchESPN (but you still need ACC Network! Read more about that here.) Radio: All Illinois football games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: Illinois (+10.5), O/U 55.5 Quick Hits: Illinois Fighting...
Writing Illini Sep 10, 2021

Illinois Football: What the Illini should expect from the Virginia Cavaliers

Illinois football is heading into a game on Saturday against the toughest non-conference opponent they will face in 2021. Not only do the Virginia Cavaliers look tough on paper, but Las Vegas sees them as a heavy favorite as well. According to WynnBET, the Cavaliers are 10.5-point favorites against Illinois. But can this Illini team […] Illinois Football: What the Illini should expect from the Virginia Cavaliers - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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