1. Heart of Dallas Bowl: Illinois vs Louisiana Tech Preview

    It's Bowl-nanza time at Campus Insiders. Our Ray Crawford and Doug Chapman break down the X-factors for the Illini and Bulldogs. .....

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  2. How Wes Lunt Stacks Up with Other Big Ten Quarterbacks

    When the Illinois Fighting Illini walk on the field of Cotton Bowl Stadium to face Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Illini Nation knows that Illinois' starting quarterback will be senior Reilly O'Toole...

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  3. Illini Land More Recruits

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  4. Freshman All-America Honors Rolling in for Dudek

    Illinois wide receiver Mike Dudek was named a first-team Freshman All-American by Scout.com and was a true-freshman All-American according to ESPN.com and 247sports.com. Dudek also was named to ESPN...

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  5. Illini Football Content with Bowl, Not with Season

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  6. Illinois Football Still Competing at All Positions Heading into Bowl

    It will be a competition as usual for the Illinois quarterbacks as they prepare for the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26.....

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  7. Illinois Football's Joe Fotu Wears His History on His Arm

    A smile breaks out on Joe Fotu's face as he tilts his head sitting in the recruiting room of Memorial Stadium. Eyes, chin and fingers all point to his left arm.....

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  8. Bowl Destination Surprised O'Toole

    Reilly O'Toole went into late Sunday afternoon thinking the team he quarterbacks would spend the holidays in Detroit.....

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  9. Report: Illinois, La. Tech Set for Heart of Dallas Bowl

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  10. Illinois Football Looking for First Bowl Berth Under Beckman

    In the past 68 years, Illinois has been to 17 bowl games with an 8-9 record. And it's hoping to even out that tally with its 18th bowl game opportunity.....

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  11. Illinois Football: Do They Ever Have a Chance at the Playoff?

    The new NCAA playoff for college football has everyone talking. This season we are going to have a great mix of four teams that no one knows who will come out victorious. But I have one question that keeps popping into my head...

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  12. Illinois Football Defense Makes Huge Improvements Late

    It may be shocking to some that Illinois is headed to a bowl game. But it's how the team got there that's the most surprising.....

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  13. Illinois Football Bowl Projections: Where Will the Illini Play?

    Well, Illinois football is finally bowl eligible for the first time since the 2011 season. However, Illini Nation is now asking themselves an even bigger question than whether or not the Fighting Illini will make a bowl game...

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  14. Wise Backs AD's Decision to Keep Beckman

    Before Athletic Director Mike Thomas issued a statement Sunday announcing his decision to keep football coach Tim Beckman around for another season, he conferred with his boss.....

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  15. Focus Turns Toward Northwestern in Bowl-or-Bust Rivalry Game

    Illinois head coach Tim Beckman did not name a starter for Saturday's bowl-or-bust game against Northwestern. Beckman said a decision would be made Thursday.....

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  16. Coach Speak: Beckman on This Week's Quarterback

    Tim Beckman and the Illini checked in Monday ahead of Saturday morning's game at Northwestern. Here are three items they said that caught the ear of beat writer Matt Daniels.....

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  17. Illini Field Goal Sinks Penn State, 16-14

    Backup quarterback Reilly O'Toole led Illinois on a late drive that set up a game-winning David Reisner field goal, delivering a 16-14 win over Penn State on Saturday...

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  18. The Illinois Student Section Is Empty on Senior Day (Photos)

    Illinois honored its seniors on Saturday afternoon before the Illini took on Penn State. Unfortunately for those seniors, there weren't many fans in the stands to give them a proper sendoff...

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  19. Illini Football Looks to Block out Distractions vs. Penn State

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  20. A Change of Perspective for Illinois Thomas

    It's a view he's seen time and time before. It's one he now takes every opportunity he can to appreciate. But, it's one that has changed as the years have gone by.....

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  21. Illinois Football: Previewing Penn State's Defense

    Nothing drives a man like doing something to survive. This weekend, Tim Beckman will be doing just that, as he will be coaching for his life as 4-6 Illinois Football host the 6-4 Penn State Nittany Lions...

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  22. Kittner Leaving Broadcast Booth

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  23. Beckman's Job Security in Question

    Illinois head coach Tim Beckman said Monday he has been given no assurances by athletic director Mike Thomas regarding his job security for next season.....

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  24. Illinois Football: Why Will Muschamp Is a Perfect Fit in Champaign

    When we think of Illinois Football in 2014, we think about a poor defense and an offense that has great potential. The team has had a lot of bright spots on the offensive side of the ball this year and the defense, not so much...

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  25. Coach Speak: Beckman on Winning, Talking with Thomas

    Tim Beckman checked in Monday ahead of Saturday morning's game against Penn State, the final home game this season for the Illini. Here are three items the Illinois coach said that caught the ear of beat writer Matt Daniels...

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