3:04 AM EDT, Fri October 30, 2020
13 hours ago

Illinois Football: Bounce back opportunity for Illini against Purdue’s defense

The Illinois football offense struggled mightily against the Wisconsin Badgers’ defense in the season opener. What should we expect from Purdue’s defense on Halloween day? It is safe to say the Wisconsin defense gave Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters and the Fighting Illini offense a lot of trouble last Friday night as they failed to put up […] Illinois Football: Bounce back opportunity for Illini against Purdue’s defense - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
17 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini “definitely a serious contender” for Wesley Cardet Jr

The core of one of the best teams we have ever seen in Champaign departing the program and three available scholarships to fill, that is what the Illinois basketball team is facing heading into 2021-2022. Senior guards Trent Frazier and Da’Monte Williams will likely be joined by guard Ayo Dosunmu and center Kofi Cockburn as […] Illinois Basketball: Illini “definitely a serious contender” for Wesley Cardet Jr - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 28, 2020

Illinois Basketball: 2021 SF Mustapha Amzil picks up Illini offer

The Illinois basketball team looks to add onto their 2021 recruiting class with a recent offer to a lengthy forward. Head coach Brad Underwood and staff offered 2021 small forward Mustapha Amzil, according to a Thursday tweet by First Love Hoops. ‘21 Mustapha Amzil (@MustaphaAmzil_) has received an offer from Illinois #TheLoveWayy #BestIntheBurgh pic.twitter.com/liWjoGDQv8 — […] Illinois Basketball: 2021 SF Mustapha Amzil picks up Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 28, 2020

Illinois Football: Illini will have tough test against the Purdue offense

Illinois football is coming off a tough loss against Wisconsin, but the road doesn’t get easier as they face the Purdue Boilermakers this weekend. Here is what the Illini will be up against when they take on Purdue’s offense. Quarterback The starting quarterback for Purdue this weekend is likely to be Aiden O’Connell. The 6-foot-3 […] Illinois Football: Illini will have tough test against the Purdue offense - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 28, 2020

Illinois Football: 2021 JUCO product Isaiah Iton receives Illini offer

The Illinois football program continues its 2021 recruiting surge, offering junior college standout Isaiah Iton out of Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. Iton has not enjoyed a smooth ride to the next level. In fact, he has created his own path to eventually begin his college football career at a DI level. Originally a 2019 […] Illinois Football: 2021 JUCO product Isaiah Iton receives Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 27, 2020

Illinois Basketball: 3 options for the Illini after missing on Bryce Hopkins

Illinois basketball lost out on one of the top recruits in the nation and one of the best in-state players when Bryce Hopkins picked Kentucky. This was the second time Illinois has been left out to dry with Hopkins. The first time around, he picked Louisville over the rest of the teams vying for his […] Illinois Basketball: 3 options for the Illini after missing on Bryce Hopkins - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 26, 2020

Illinois Football: 2022 WR Jay Rockwell keeps Illini in top 4

The Illinois football team moved one step closer to landing a big-time pass catcher for 2022. On Monday night, Jay Rockwell announced on Twitter that he had cut his top list down to just four teams. The four teams vying for his commitment includes Kansas, Nebraska, Texas-El Paso and Illinois. Landing Rockwell would be big […] Illinois Football: 2022 WR Jay Rockwell keeps Illini in top 4 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 26, 2020

Illinois Football: Pro Football Focus gives Tarique Barnes high grade

There were not too many bright spots when the Illinois football team faced off against Wisconsin last Friday. Illinois falling to Wisconsin 45-7 was pretty miserable to watch. Despite the blowout loss, I actually thought a couple of players were impressive and wrote about those players on Saturday. One of the players I mentioned was […] Illinois Football: Pro Football Focus gives Tarique Barnes high grade - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 26, 2020

Illinois Football: 3 adjustments for the Illini after Wisconsin loss

The game on Friday night against Wisconsin didn’t go as planned for the Illinois football team or the fanbase. Wisconsin started the game off well by recovering an Illinois fumble on the second play of the game. From that point, the Illini struggled to get anything going on offense. This led to Wisconsin having the […] Illinois Football: 3 adjustments for the Illini after Wisconsin loss - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 25, 2020

Illinois Football: Illini fans want Brandon Peters as starter

It was an ugly game for Illinois football quarterback Brandon Peters on Friday night, but most Illini fans want to keep the same course. Despite obvious struggles by the Illinois senior quarterback, it seems that Peters is getting overwhelming support to continue to be the starter behind center for the Orange and Blue. In a […] Illinois Football: Illini fans want Brandon Peters as starter - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 25, 2020

Illinois Basketball: Illini extends offer to class of 2023 Baye Fall

An offer has been extended to class of 2023 big, Baye Fall, who would be a huge addition to the Illinois basketball program. Fall, a 6-foot-11 five-star center from Colorado, is the latest recruit to receive an offer from Illinois. The announcement was made via Twitter on October 18 by a local reporter. After just […] Illinois Basketball: Illini extends offer to class of 2023 Baye Fall - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 24, 2020

Illinois Basketball: 2023 PG Jeremiah Johnson receives Illini offer

The Illinois basketball program continues to build for the future, as they offered point guard Jeremiah Johnson from the 2023 class. The recruiting train keeps on rolling for Illinois, as they offered Jeremiah Johnson from the 2023 class this past Tuesday. Johnson, a 6-foot-5,160-pound point guard, hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and attends Putnam City […] Illinois Basketball: 2023 PG Jeremiah Johnson receives Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 24, 2020

Illinois Football: Illini players who stood out against Wisconsin

While the Illinois football team did struggle on Friday night, there were a few players who impressed me. Let me first start off with the player of the game and that goes to Tarique Barnes. The 6-foot-1 linebacker didn’t have the hype that some of the other Illinois linebackers had coming into this season, but […] Illinois Football: Illini players who stood out against Wisconsin - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 24, 2020

Illinois Football: 3 observations from the Illini loss to Wisconsin

The Illinois football team went up to Madison and got their butts handed to them by the Wisconsin Badgers This was a game that many Illinois fans thought the program could win. Coming off a 2019 campaign that featured six wins and a bowl game appearance, the expectations were higher this year than ever before. […] Illinois Football: 3 observations from the Illini loss to Wisconsin - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 23, 2020

Illinois Football: Expectations for Marquez Beason in 2020

Another long-awaited debut, one of the shining stars in the recruiting process under Lovie Smith, Marquez Beason, is ready to hit the field with the Illinois football team. The former Duncanville standout came to Champaign with extremely high promise, and now he is ready to prove his stock in 2020. To lead, Beason is potentially the top […] Illinois Football: Expectations for Marquez Beason in 2020 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.