10:03 PM EDT, Sat September 20, 2014
Belleville News Democrat 25 mins ago

Illinois survives Texas State scare 42-35

Illinois combined two touchdowns and 190 yards rushing from Jason Ferguson with the kind of desperate, second-half comeback the Illini have relied on all season to escape Texas State on…

Video: Northwestern 24, Western Illinois 7

Northwestern RB Solomon Vault scored two touchdowns in the Wildcats' 24-7 win against Western Illinois.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 21 hours ago
Illini without top receiver vs. Texas State

Illini without top receiver vs. Texas State

With Allison sidelined, Illinois is hoping freshman Turner will step up.

Big Ten's top recruiting visits

There aren’t many big, exciting home games for the Big Ten this week, but the few that are playing at home are making the most of it. Nebraska, Illinois and Michigan will all have big recruiting visitors for their game. Here is a look at who is visiting and why they’re important. Miami vs. Nebraska: This is a big game for the Cornhuskers, not just because it’s against the Hurricanes, but it could provide some good exposure in the South.

Illinois looks for slow-start fix against Bobcats

Illinois has been a strong second-half team so far this season, though the first halves have left the Illini in trouble.
Washington takes aim at Illini's Lunt

Washington takes aim at Illini's Lunt

Illinois quarterback is off to a fast start, but Huskies expect to slow him.

Illini wide receiver Justin Hardee dedicates his play to his deceased mother

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Before kickoff last week in Memorial Stadium, Illinois wide receiver Justin Hardee sidled up to offensive coordinator Bill Cubit and whispered a message.
Chicago Tribune Sep 10, 2014

Stevenson's Brunson chooses Villanova over Illinois

Stevenson senior point guard Jalen Brunson already had proven he was one of the elite players in the country following a productive junior season and winning a gold medal with USA Basketball in the under-18 FIBA Americas this summer.

Illini look to add their 'signature'

Illinois is 2-0, though its close-shave victories over Youngstown State and Western Kentucky at home aren't going to impress too many people. So I asked head coach Tim Beckman this week how important it would be for his team to get a so-called signature victory this week at Washington. "Every win for us as we're building this program is signature," Beckman said. That's true, considering Beckman is just 8-18 in Champaign with only one Big Ten win, coming last year over 1-11 Purdue.

Illinois leading on safeties for improved defense

Taylor Barton's interception return for a touchdown against Western Kentucky on Saturday helped turn the game for the Illini.

PG Brunson cuts list to Illinois, Villanova

Stevenson senior point guard Jalen Brunson, ESPN’s No. 22-ranked Class of 2015 prospect, trimmed his list to Illinois and Villanova on Monday and will announce his decision on Wednesday, according to reports. Brunson, a 6-foot-1 point guard, also previously considered Michigan State, Purdue and Temple. He recently made official visits to Illinois and Villanova. Brunson is the top-ranked prospect in the state of Illinois by ESPN. He averaged 21.

Illinois' Lunt, Dudek win Big Ten honors

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt and receiver Mike Dudek both received player of the week awards from the Big Ten for their roles in the Illini's 42-34 win over Western Kentucky,

Late surge lifts Illini past Western Kentucky

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • A series of negative plays had put the Illini football team in a funk Saturday. The uneasy silence that settled over Memorial Stadium said that a hopeful football season just…

N. Illinois 23, Northwestern 15

Da'Ron Brown caught six passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns as Northern Illinois beat Northwestern 23-15.

Illini come back to knock off W. Kentucky, 42-34

Illinois found itself on Saturday in the same place it was a week ago: down in the second half to the kind of team Big Ten schools schedule with comfortable…

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