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Illini deals Michigan State 7th straight defeat
Friday, November 04, 2016 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois had lost six of its last seven games, so after it gave up a touchdown with under three minutes to play against Michigan State to trail by three,...
Minnesota runs over Illinois behind Smith's two TDs
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - Sophomore running back Rodney Smith rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns to lead Minnesota to a 40-17 victory over Illinois on Saturday in Big Ten play at Champaign, Ill...
No. 3 Michigan tunes up for rival, routs Illinois
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Following another blowout victory, Michigan's football team could finally start thinking about exacting revenge against its in-state rival. The No. 3 ...
Illinois routs Rutgers as Foster scores two TDs
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Junior running back Kendrick Foster scored two touchdowns and senior cornerback Darius Mosely returned an interception for a touchdown as Illinois recorded a 24-7 victory o...
Purdue beats Illini on Delinger's FG in OT
Saturday, October 08, 2016 - J.D Delinger's 28-yard field goal in overtime lifted Purdue lifted to a 34-31 victory over Illinois on Saturday in "The Cannon Trophy" game at Memorial Stadium at Champaign...
No. 15 Nebraska storms back to stay unbeaten
Saturday, October 01, 2016 - Nebraska stormed from behind with three touchdowns in the final quarter on Saturday to beat Illinois 31-16 before 90,374 fans on Homecoming Day in Lincoln, Neb. The No. 1...
Bogan, Western Michigan run past Illinois
Friday, September 16, 2016 - Western Michigan running back Jamauri Bogan rushed for 189 yards and scored two touchdowns, leading the visiting Broncos past Illinois 34-10 on Saturday at Memorial S...
Trubisky accounts for four TDs in Tar Heels' 48-23 win
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Quarterback Mitch Trubisky passed for two touchdowns and ran for two as North Carolina rebounded from a season-opening loss to Georgia with a 48-23 victory over Illin...
Illinois rolls in Smith's first game as coach
Friday, September 02, 2016 - Kendrick Foster rushed for two second-quarter touchdowns, each covering 56 yards, and quarterback Wes Lunt threw for two first-period touchdowns as Illinois crushed M...
Teko Powell transferring from Illinois, cites program instability as reason for departure
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Fighting Illini football's depth chart has taken another hit. On Wednesday, defensive lineman Teko Powell informed The News-Gazette of his intent to transfer from the progr...
Illinois defensive lineman Jarrod Clements not facing suspension after arrest
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Illinois defensive lineman Jarrod "Chunky" Clements has pleaded not guilty to a count of misdemeanor battery; the charge stems from a fight that took place during a party o...
Illinois RB Dre Brown to miss second straight season
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - Illinois running back Dre Brown will miss his second straight season.The redshirt freshman announced Tuesday night that he suffered a torn ACL during practice on Monday and...
Illinois reaches settlement with former coach Tim Beckman
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - Nearly eight months after Illinois fired head coach Tim Beckman following an investigation into his treatment of players, the two sides have reached a settlement.The school...
Illini receiver Mike Dudek tears ACL again, out for second straight season
Saturday, April 09, 2016 - Illinois wide receiver Mike Dudek will miss the entirety of the upcoming season after tearing his ACL during spring practice.For the second straight season, Dudek's would-b...
Illinois names Thad Ward running backs coach
Monday, March 21, 2016 - Twelve days after his first day on the job, Lovie Smith has checked one major box on his to-do list. The Illini have announced Thad Ward as the clubs new running backs coac...
Hardy Nickerson quits 49ers to join Lovie Smith at Illinois
Monday, March 14, 2016 - Six weeks after Hardy Nickerson accepted a linebackers coach position with the 49ers, hes leaving.Nickerson has quit the 49ers to become defensive coordinator at Illinois, ...
Report: Former Bucs LB Hardy Nickerson to be Illini defensive coordinator
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - Hardy Nickerson made five Pro Bowls as a linebacker. Now it seems he'll be bringing that expertise to the Fighting Illini defense.Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel reported ...
Illinois hires Lovie Smith as next football coach
Monday, March 07, 2016 - A Twitter photo can say it all.Illinois has selected former Bears coach Lovie Smith as its next football coach after athletic director Josh Whitman posted two photos ...
Lovie Smith expected to become Illinois head football coach
Sunday, March 06, 2016 - On the heels of new Illinois AD Josh Whitman firing head coach Bill Cubit, one-time Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith is expected to become the next Illini head coach, a sour...
Illinois fires head football coach Bill Cubit
Saturday, March 05, 2016 - In less than a month on the job, Illinois athletic director made a significant move Saturday by announcing the firing of football coach Bill Cubit.Whitman, a former Illini ...
Report: Linebacker T.J. Neal latest to transfer away from Illini
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Illinois starting linebacker T.J. Neal will skip his final year of eligibility with the Illini and transfer to another school, coach Bill Cubit said Tuesday.Hes graduating ...
Illinois Announces 10-Year Contract Extension with Nike
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - According to an official press release, the Fighting Illini and Nike have worked together for the past 20 years, and their new deal ensures 21 varsity sports teams will be ...
Report: Illinois exploring 2-year extension with interim coach Bill Cubit
Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Illinois is exploring a two-year contract extension with interim head coach Bill Cubit, according to Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune.Illinois interim athletic director ...
Illinois football: Graphic Details In Alleged Sexual Assault
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - The girl who claims she was sexually assaulted by a University of Illinois football player told police she tried to fight back when he violated her with his hands ... but h...
Illinois indefinitely suspends freshman linebacker Julian Jones
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Illinois has indefinitely suspended freshman linebacker Julian Jones, the school announced Wednesday night.A news release said Jones allegedly committed a crime in his home...
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