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Writing Illini 17 hours ago

Illinois Football: 2022 WR Hank Beatty receives Illini offer

Bret Bielema’s in-state recruiting promise continues to shine through, as he offered Rochester’s Hank Beatty from the 2022 class. It’s safe to assume that there has been a culture shift from within the depths of the Illinois football program. Upon Illini head coach Bret Bielema getting hired last month, one of his main focuses during […] Illinois Football: 2022 WR Hank Beatty receives Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini 18 hours ago

Illinois Football: Illini snag Alabama transfer Eddie Smith

The impact of Bret Bielema being hired continues to be felt on the Illinois football roster. About a month into the job and the new Illini head coach is already wrangling in some big-time transfer talent. On Thursday morning, Illinois received a transfer commitment from Eddie Smith. Smith is a 6-foot, 184-pound safety who just […] Illinois Football: Illini snag Alabama transfer Eddie Smith - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini 19 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: Less is more for Illini guard Ayo Dosunmu

Ayo Dosunmu is the best player on the Illinois basketball team, and there is no disputing that fact. With great handles and the ability to lead a team, the Chicago native has Illinois in a position to play in an NCAA tournament game in 2021. His 21.7 points and 4.9 assists per game lead the […] Illinois Basketball: Less is more for Illini guard Ayo Dosunmu - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 20, 2021

Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini win over Penn State 2.0

The Illinois basketball team went into Tuesday night needing a victory, and they accomplished that goal in great fashion. Illinois took a double-digit lead over Penn State with 5:43 left in the first half and it wouldn’t get any closer. The Illini held that double-digit lead throughout the rest of the game and beat the […] Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini win over Penn State 2.0 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 19, 2021
No. 22 Illinois avoids three-game skid with 79-65 victory over Penn State

No. 22 Illinois avoids three-game skid with 79-65 victory over Penn State

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports A much better 40 minutes for the Illini. After dropping back-to-back games for the first time this season against Maryland and Ohio State, the Illini are back in the win column. Illinois picked up its first conference sweep of the year, besting Penn State, 79-65, on Tuesday night at State Farm Center in Champaign. Cold starts have been an issue for the Illini (10-5, 6-3 Big Ten) this season, and head coach Brad Underwood hasn’t shied away from saying so this past week. With a new-look starting five that included Jacob Grandison in place...
The Champaign Room Jan 19, 2021
Roderick Perry II returns for 2021

Roderick Perry II returns for 2021

The Illini will have plenty of experience on their D-Line. What an offseason it’s been for new head coach Bret Bielema. On Tuesday afternoon, Roderick Perry II announced he would be foregoing the NFL Draft and returning to the Illini for the 2021 season. @roddabod92 is BACK. One of top draft-eligible DTs in the Big Ten is back for one more season with the #Illini. pic.twitter.com/aMGzgubXoU— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) January 19, 2021 Perry joins a long list of Illinois seniors that decided to run things back for one more season in Champaign, including...
Writing Illini Jan 19, 2021

Illinois Football: Dwayne Johnson’s speed and vision will help Illini early on

Illinois football still had some work to do to fill out the class of 2021, and new head coach Bret Bielema is already hard at work doing so. Entering Monday, Illinois only had 15 commitments for 2021. Coach Bielema and his staff had already secured a commitment from three-star running back Josh McCray. He is […] Illinois Football: Dwayne Johnson’s speed and vision will help Illini early on - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 19, 2021

Illinois Basketball: 4 keys for the Illini to beat Penn State 2.0

After two-straight losses, the Illinois basketball team is looking to rebound in a big way against the Penn State Nittany Lions. Illinois took the first game of the series earlier this year, beating Penn State 98-81. But, like every Big Ten game, Tuesday night should be a dogfight. The Illini have to be on their […] Illinois Basketball: 4 keys for the Illini to beat Penn State 2.0 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 19, 2021
How to Watch No. 22 Illinois vs. Penn State: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

How to Watch No. 22 Illinois vs. Penn State: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports Illinois goes for the season sweep. How to Watch No. 22 Illinois (9-5) vs. Penn State (3-5) Game Time: 7:30 p.m. CT TV Channel: Big Ten Network Online Streaming: FOX Sports App Radio: All Illinois basketball 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: N/A Quick Hits: Illinois Fighting Illini Head Coach: Brad Underwood (4th season) 2019 Record: 21-10 (13-7, 4th in...
Writing Illini Jan 19, 2021

Illinois basketball: Illini report card against the Ohio State Buckeyes

The Illinois basketball team dropped another Big Ten game, losing to Ohio State 87-81 on Saturday. The Illini have now lost two straight games. Another frustrating loss for Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State is good, so I tip my cap to them, but Illinois had a legit shot at winning this one. Back-to-back home losses […] Illinois basketball: Illini report card against the Ohio State Buckeyes - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 18, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Illini continue to tumble in latest AP Top 25 poll

Illinois basketball has been struggling the past week or so, but they still managed to remain in the top 25 this week. Last Sunday, the Illini took on an average Maryland team, that was missing their best player, and lost to the Terrapins. This defeat dropped Illinois two spots down to No. 14 in the […] Illinois Basketball: Illini continue to tumble in latest AP Top 25 poll - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 18, 2021

Illinois Football: 6 Illini players who will benefit the most from Bret Bielema

Illinois football has a brighter outlook on the future with the hiring of Bret Bielema this offseason. The talented Illini head coach is getting back in the college game after spending 12 seasons with both Wisconsin and Arkansas. During his time with those two programs, Coach Bielema has helped develop some great talent. That ability […] Illinois Football: 6 Illini players who will benefit the most from Bret Bielema - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 18, 2021

Illinois Football: 2021’s Dontae Balfour receives Illini offer

The Illinois football program continues to remain hard at work on the recruiting front, offering two-way standout, Dontae Balfour. The college football offseason is in full swing, which means the recruiting trail is officially at the forefront of what expects to be a unique winter and spring during the pandemic. Florida was one of many […] Illinois Football: 2021’s Dontae Balfour receives Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 16, 2021

Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Ohio State

The Illinois basketball team just fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes, giving them their first back-to-back losses this season. Illinois, once again, dug themselves into a deep hole, but this time they couldn’t get out of it. After a great comeback, the Illini fell just short, losing the game 87-81. Here are four observations from […] Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Ohio State - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 16, 2021

Illinois basketball: Illini report card against the Maryland Terrapins

The Illinois basketball team fell to the Maryland Terrapins in a tough loss on Sunday night, 66-63. The Illini sit at 9-4 this season. Another tough loss for the Illinois basketball team. We knew that every Big Ten game was going to be a dog fight and that’s exactly what Maryland gave the Illini. Coming […] Illinois basketball: Illini report card against the Maryland Terrapins - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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