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Writing Illini 2 hours ago

Illinois Football: 5 key players for the Illini to beat Purdue

Illinois football travels over to West Lafayette to take on the Purdue Boilermakers this Saturday. The Illini are coming off a win over Florida Atlantic in which they looked pretty good in the final three quarters. This victory was much-needed, and I expect the momentum to carry over to this weekend against the Boilermakers. Purdue, […] Illinois Football: 5 key players for the Illini to beat Purdue - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini 10 hours ago

Sydney Brown makes momentum-changing play for Philadelphia Eagles

Illinois football had four players selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, and one of those talented athletes was Sydney Brown. In the third round, the Philadelphia Eagles selected the Illini standout safety. Brown was picked by one of the best teams in the NFL. The Eagles had just come off a Super Bowl loss to […] Sydney Brown makes momentum-changing play for Philadelphia Eagles - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini 10 hours ago

Illinois football vs. Purdue first half and game betting lines

It is a big week for the Illinois football team, as we try to move to 3-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Big Ten. The Purdue Boilermakers are standing in the way, though. The Illini head over to West Lafayette in hopes of securing the win, but Las Vegas doesn’t see either team […] Illinois football vs. Purdue first half and game betting lines - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 25, 2023

Illinois Football: Illini schedule prediction after week 4

Now that the dust has settled from week four, let’s take a look at how the Illinois football team could finish the 2023 season. It has been an interesting start to the season for the Illini. 2-2 through four games isn’t terrible, considering the two losses under our belt are against No. 6 Penn State […] Illinois Football: Illini schedule prediction after week 4 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Sep 25, 2023
Altmyer’s resiliency will fuel Illinois’ future plans

Altmyer’s resiliency will fuel Illinois’ future plans

TCR // Brad Repplinger No. 9 achieved something Saturday that only one other Illini QB has done since 2019. On this episode of the Oskee Talk podcast, I highlight the cheers and jeers from last week’s win against Florida Atlantic (2:11), including Luke Altmyer’s bounce-back performance (6:06), more frustration with Barry Lunney (16:29), and young standouts in the secondary (29:04). I also preview Saturday’s matchup with Purdue (32:49) and reveal Illinois’ Big Ten hoops schedules (44:53). Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Click HERE to listen...
Writing Illini Sep 24, 2023

Illinois Football: AP Top 25 has Illini start not looking so bad

Through four games this season, the Illinois football team finds themselves with a record of 2-2. This .500 start seemed kind of rough for the Illini. Dropping two out of the first three games is never fun. Adding to that fact is the lack of production for the Illinois offense. This start is not what […] Illinois Football: AP Top 25 has Illini start not looking so bad - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 24, 2023

Isaiah Williams continues to rewrite Illinois football record book

Four games into the 2023 season, the Illinois football team sits at 2-2 and is eyeing a bowl game. There is still plenty of work left to do for the Illini to go bowling this season. A win over Florida Atlantic by six points is nothing to write home about, but the way we looked […] Isaiah Williams continues to rewrite Illinois football record book - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Sep 23, 2023
Isaiah Williams matches career-high receiving total in Illinois win

Isaiah Williams matches career-high receiving total in Illinois win

Brad Repplinger // TCR The Illini receiver was the main target today. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Have yourself a day, Isaiah. In Saturday’s 23-17 not-so-pretty win over FAU, the junior receiver was a big bright spot. Williams received for 120 of the 303 Illinois passing yards — tying a career high. The biggest being a 45-yard snag, coming on a third-and-13 with the Illini deep in their own territory. “I just wanted that ball,” Williams said. “Whenever Luke gives me a chance, I want to go make a play for him no matter where the ball’s at.” Isaiah Williams got ...
The Champaign Room Sep 23, 2023
Laughery’s first career TD extends Illinois lead vs. FAU

Laughery’s first career TD extends Illinois lead vs. FAU

Big moment for the young RB. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Today is a day Aidan Laughery will never forget. With Illinois deep in Florida Atlantic territory, the freshman running back rattled off a 19-yard run — the longest rush from either team at the time. The Illini fed him the ball again the next play, resulting in Laughery’s first career score. Normally functioning as a kick returner, Laughery’s only offensive touch of the season prior to Saturday was a reception last weekend against Penn State. In his redshirted 2022 season, Laughery ran the ball three times for only nine...
Writing Illini Sep 23, 2023

Illinois Football: Illini coming alive, Strain has career first half against FAU

It wasn’t the prettiest first half for the Illinois football team, but we are in this game despite some offensive woes. Coming off back-to-back losses, the Illini needed to come out against Florida Atlantic and look good to help instill confidence in the fanbase. That didn’t end up being the case, though. Illinois football vs. […] Illinois Football: Illini coming alive, Strain has career first half against FAU - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Sep 23, 2023
Trick play ends with Illinois’ first TD vs. FAU

Trick play ends with Illinois’ first TD vs. FAU

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports The Illini get creative for the first score of the afternoon. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — That was desperately needed. Coming into Saturday as 15.5-point favorites, Illinois found itself trailing 10-0 to Florida Atlantic early in the second quarter. The Illini had nothing going on offense, but a handoff and two laterals back to quarterback Luke Altmyer left tight end Griffin Moore wide open. From there, he only had green grass separating himself from the endzone. TRICK PLAY TD‼️@IlliniFootball is on the board. : @BigTenNetwork...
The Champaign Room Sep 23, 2023
How to Watch Illinois vs. FAU: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

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

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Get-right game for the Illini? How to Watch Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic Game time: 2:30 pm TV Channel: BTN Online Streaming: FOX Sports GO Odds: ILL -15.5, O/U 45.5 Quick Hits Illinois Fighting Illini (1-2) Head Coach: Bret Bielema (3rd season, 14-14) Last Game: 30-13 loss to Penn State Florida Atlantic Owls (1-2) Head Coach: Tom Herman (1st season, 1-2) Last Game: 48-14 loss to Clemson What Happened the Last Time These Two Played? Fun fact: these two teams have never played against one another.
Writing Illini Sep 22, 2023

Breaking down the 2023-24 Illinois basketball schedule

Earlier this week, the Big Ten announced the conference schedule for the 2023-24 season. With the schedule now out, the Illinois basketball team looks to avoid disappointment similar to the previous three seasons – first-weekend loss at the NCAA Tournament. Last year, the Illini went 11-9 in Big Ten play despite finishing atop the conference […] Breaking down the 2023-24 Illinois basketball schedule - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 22, 2023

Illinois Football: 3 key numbers for the Illini against Florida Atlantic

Illinois football has a big game on Saturday, as the Illini look to get back on track against Florida Atlantic. The Illini actually played decently well on defense against Penn State, but the offense continued to put us behind the eight ball. This weekend should carry a completely different tone. Illinois is ready to play, […] Illinois Football: 3 key numbers for the Illini against Florida Atlantic - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 22, 2023

Rebound From Illinois’ Week 3 Loss With $1,000 No-Sweat First Bet at Caesars!

Caesars Sportsbook has a brand-new sign-up promo for Illinois fans to help rebound from a tough loss to Penn State. Your first wager of up to $1,000 will be covered by Caesars and refunded in bonus bets if you lose, giving you another chance on the house! See below how to claim your second-chance first […] Rebound From Illinois’ Week 3 Loss With $1,000 No-Sweat First Bet at Caesars! - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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