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Could Jonathan Brown Be the Next Illinois Linebacking Great?
Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown is playing the final season of a very successful career. He is following in the footsteps of Illini linebacking greats like Dick Butkus, Ray Nitchske, Kevin Hardy and Simeon Rice. The question that looms larger with […]
Illinois Says Goodbye to Nathan Scheelhause; Will an NFL Team Say Hello?
The University of Illinois Fighting Illini will be wishing their longtime quarterback farewell now that his senior season has come to an end. Upon reflections, it has been a long road for the young man from Kansas City Missouri who enrolled at […]
Illinois Fighting Illini Break Losing Streak, What Now?
The Illinois Fighting Illini finally ended their Big Ten losing streak yesterday, defeating the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette 20-16. Now that the monkey is off the back of the Illini, the question is, where does Illinois go from here? […]
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Ohio State Buckeyes Look to Keep 2 Streaks Alive Tomorrow
Tomorrow’s game could push one streak up to 22 and another to 20. The first is the Ohio State Buckeyes‘ overall win streak and the second is the Illinois Fighting Illini’s Big Ten losing streak. To avoid that situation, Ohio State […]
Can the Illinois Fighting Illini Finally Break Their Streak?
For a game in which the defensive players on both teams are expected to be more spectators than contributors, the victory may very well go to the team that can muster up some kind of effort that has been sadly […]
Wisconsin vs. Illinois: Game Preview With TV Schedule
The Wisconsin Badgers have one of the best teams in the Big Ten once again — what a surprise. The Badgers are coming off a thumping of the Northwestern Wildcats at home and the game wasn’t even close. Wisconsin has […]
Can Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase Shine with Taylor Martinez Sidelined?
This week’s game should have been a true gunslingers matchup. This competition should have featured Taylor Martinez, the proven senior for Nebraska, taking on the exciting Nathan Scheelhause of Illinois. Unfortunately, Martinez is out with turf toe for the second straight […]
Illinois Fighting Illini Line Up One More Time Before Big Ten Play
The University of Illinois Fighting Illini have one more game to gear up for before they begin conference play with a trip to Lincoln to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They first need to concentrate on the task at hand: the University […]
Illinois Defense Lacks Fight
It was technically a neutral site game, but the distance from the University of Illinois in Champaign to Soldier Field in Chicago, IL is 1,883 miles shorter than the distance from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA to Soldier […]
Is Illinois Head Coach Tim Beckman One Season Away from Receiving the Boot?
By no means did Illinois HC Tim Beckman have a successful first year in Champaign. The former Toledo headman led Illinois to a depressing 2-10 campaign in 2012. On top of that, Beckman was winless in Big Ten conference, which was considered to be on a […]