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Illini plan 2-quarterback system for Gophers

Illinois coach Tim Beckman says both Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey will play at quarterback Saturday against Minnesota.

Top receivers a bright spot for Illinois

Late in Illinois' win over Texas State last month, Illini receiver Mike Dudek went airborne above a defensive back, pulling in the go-ahead touchdown high over the desperate defender's flailing…
No. 4 Badgers are favorites to claim Big Ten basketball title

No. 4 Badgers are favorites to claim Big Ten basketball title

In coaches’ preseason poll, No. 4 Wisconsin is highest ranked of six Big Ten teams to crack Top 25.

Former Illini hoops assistant coach McClain dies

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Wayne McCain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 59.

Prep, former Illini hoops coach McClain dies

Former Illinois assistant coach and current Champaign Central High School head basketball coach Wayne McCain has died. He was 59.

Illini plan scrimmage for select fans

The annual Orange and Blue scrimmage that usually starts Illinois' basketball season is off this year but the Illini plan to let about 200 selected fans get an early look…

Illini coach Beckman on assistant's DUI arrest: 'There will be a punishment'

Illinois assistant Ryan Cubit is awaiting school discipline after his DUI arrest Sunday morning, coach Tim Beckman said Tuesday.

Illini football assistant Ryan Cubit arrested

Illinois football assistant Ryan Cubit was arrested early Sunday morning for driving under the influence.
Bailey sparks Illini in loss to Wisconsin

Bailey sparks Illini in loss to Wisconsin

Wisconsin 38, Illinois 28 • Defense falters but Bailey makes it close.

Illini can't stop Wisconsin rushers, fall 38-28

Illinois' next potential starting quarterback impressed in a late-game audition.

Gordon has 4 TDs, Badgers hold off Illini 38-28

Melvin Gordon stumbled through the hole with a couple awkward steps, appearing as if he was about to fall face first into the turf.

Gordon has 4 TDs, Badgers hold off Illini 38-28

Melvin Gordon rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns, Corey Clement added 164 yards and a 72-yard score and Wisconsin held off Illinois for a 38-28 victory Saturday.
Illini brace for running Badgers

Illini brace for running Badgers

Wisconsin’s Gordon leads the nation with 174.2 rushing yards per game.

Big Ten viewer’s guide: Week 7

Week 7 is here, and let’s not sugarcoat it: Big Ten football has looked more interesting on other weekends. This first Saturday of the season without nonconference action lacks marquee matchups. Still, the division races will continue to take shape. Here’s a look at the five games (all times Eastern): Noon Illinois (3-3) and Wisconsin (3-2), ESPN2: Will Melvin Gordon run for 300 yards? If the Badgers wanted it to happen, Illinois’ 119th-ranked rushing defense would likely comply.
Quad-City Times Oct 9, 2014
Illini hoops

Illini hoops

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — There is a moment last season that Illinois coach John Groce tends to emphasize when he talks to his team.

Fighting Illini Player News

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    Wes Lunt

    Ex-TCU DE Devonte Fields struggling to regain form at JUCO

  • Mike Dudek

    Mike Dudek

    Top receivers a bright spot for Illinois

  • Geronimo Allison

    Geronimo Allison

    Illinois' Allison expected to play at Nebraska