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Defense Might Keep Indiana Hoosiers from Bowl Season
The Indiana Hoosiers appear to be the most bi-polar team in the Big Ten this season. The offense has been prolific, rolling up big yards and points in every game and rank No. 1 in the conference in total offense [...]
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? [...]
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 [...]
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Michigan State Shakes Off Slow Start, Dominates Illinois
The Michigan State Spartans traveled to Illinois in a classic mid-season trap game, but were able to dominate the Fighting Illini with a 42-3 victory. This game was a classic example of the difference a half can make in the [...]
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 [...]
Josh Ferguson Helps Illinois Find Balance Against Miami (Ohio)
The Illinois took my advice and fed Josh Ferguson the football. The result was a 50-14 win over Miami (OH) in which Illinois gained some confidence and momentum headed into Big Ten conference play. Ferguson finished the day with 13 touches [...]
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 [...]
Illinois Fighting Illini Football: Will QB Nathan Scheelhaase Finally Reach Full Potential in 2013?
When Nathan Scheelhaase signed with the Illinois Fighting Illini in 2009 there was a lot of excitement surrounding the young quarterback. He was a four-star recruit and was a dual-threat with his ability to both run and throw the football. [...]
Jonathan Brown Must Stay Healthy for Illinois Fighting Illini Defense
The Illinois Fighting Illini defense was downright awful in 2012. Tim Beckman couldn’t seem to find answers as Illinois surrendered more than 32 points per game and ranked No. 95 in scoring defense. Part of the reason, though far from [...]