Illinois football's optimism is justified
Tim Beckman? The Illini coach believes his 4-8 team was so close to a .500 record - or better - that he practically can reach out and touch the postseason glory.
Illini OC Cubit Gets Extension, Raise
If there was one bright spot for the 2013 Illinois football team, it was the offense under the direction of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.
Scheelhaase's father sentenced to probation
University of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase's father has been sentenced to a year of conditional discharge after pleading guilty to resisting an officer.
Illinois Fighting Illini Football: Final Grades For Defensive and Special Team Units
Nov 16, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini players react after Illinois Fighting Illini defensive lineman Tim Kynard recovers a fumble during the third quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Illinois Fighting Illini Football: Illini In The NFL Update - Week 15
Dec 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
The Kansas City Star
Chiefs lineman Jeff Allen fights adversity with compassion
A year ago, as Sister Berta Sailer watched tearful parents on television wait for their children to walk from a Connecticut school alive, one thought went through her mind.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Illinois Fighting Illini 2014 NFL Draft Prospects
Nov 2, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini linebacker Jonathan Brown signals to the student section during the fourth quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium.
Illinois Fighting Illini Football: Illini In The NFL Update - Week 14
Dec 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas runs against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Player Profile: Akeem Spence
Most of the attention directed at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been focused on head coach Greg Schiano as well as their rookie quarterback Mike Glennon .
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Lincoln Daily News
Illini showing some signs of progress
It ended the same way last year did, with a loss to Northwestern which put a dour capper on another bowl-less season.
Illinois Fighting Illini Football Roundtable: Who is the 2013 Season MVP for the Illini?
In this edition of the Writing Illini roundtable, the staff takes a look at the Illinois Fighting Illini's 2013 season and makes their pick for the MVP of the Illinois Fighting Illini in 2013.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Mon Dec 02, 2013
O-Coordinator Cubit thinks O'Toole might be Illini's starting QB
Yes, Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit has an idea of how he wants his side of the ball to play in 2014.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
The best catches of the day in college football
Every Saturday we're amazed by the athleticism of college football players around the country when they make jaw-dropping catches that your average human could never pull off.
Steve Hulls Makes Amazing Touchdown Catch While Laying on the Ground
Sep 7, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver Steve Hull reacts after his touchdown during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Memorial Stadium.
Illinois V.S. Northwestern: Wildcats Lead Illini 20-17 At Halftime
After a head shaking call to go for a fake field goal in the redzone, the Northwestern Wildcats were still able to get their shot at a field goal to take a 20-17 lead over the Illinois Fighting Illini heading into the halftime locker rooms.
Illinois' Steve Hull Catches TD Pass While on Lying the Ground
Illinois receiver Steve Hull fell down in the end zone while running his route against Northwestern, but that didn't stop the receiver from hauling in a 25-yard touchdown catch.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Sippin' on Purple
Northwestern vs. Illinois: Talking Illini football with The Champaign Room
Northwestern is 0-7 in conference, and I can safely say I would rather Northwestern not be 0-8 in conference.
Northwestern, Illinois meet with identical records
At Northwestern that means disappointment. Safety Jimmy Hall says the team is already using it as motivation to avoid a repeat next year.
Illinois v.s. Northwestern: Five Things to Watch For
Last week in a win over Purdue, the defense still let Akeem Hunt run for 102 yards.