1. Hardy Nickerson Jr. Transferring to Illinois: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    Just over a month after his father, Hardy Nickerson, was named Lovie Smith’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Illinois, Hardy Nickerson Jr...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 3 months ago 11,720 reads 7 comments

  2. Why Lovie Smith Will Be the Big Ten West's Jim Harbaugh

    Despite all of the excitement in Champaign that accompanied his hiring, it didn't take long for the elephant in the room to make an appearance during Lovie Smith's introductory press conference as Illinois' new head coach on Monday...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 5 months ago 11,600 reads 43 comments

  3. Lovie Smith Will Make Illinois an Instant Contender in the Big Ten West

    When Josh Whitman announced the firing of head football coach Bill Cubit less than a day into his reign as Illinois' new athletic director, two theories seemed to prevail when it came to the untimely move...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 5 months ago 41,279 reads 99 comments

  4. Illinois Head Coach Search: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Vacant Position

    A tumultuous time for the University of Illinois football program may have a promising ending as the athletic department opens its search for a new head coach. Continue for updates...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 81,948 reads 164 comments

  5. Bill Cubit Fired by Illinois: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The University of Illinois announced the dismissal of head football coach Bill Cubit on Saturday following one year as the program's interim boss...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 5 months ago 24,825 reads 63 comments

  6. 2016 NFL Draft: Illinois' Jihad Ward Poised to Continue His Rise Up Draft Boards

    Throughout the draft season, there is much discussion over “winners” and “losers” throughout the process...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 months ago 15,243 reads 32 comments

  7. Illinois Announces 10-Year Contract Extension with Nike

    The University of Illinois will continue its long-running partnership with Nike, as the school signed a 10-year extension with the athletic giant on Tuesday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 months ago 4,362 reads 7 comments

  8. Bill Cubit, Illinois Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The University of Illinois removed the interim tag from Bill Cubit Saturday by signing him to a two-year deal that officially made him the head football coach of the Fighting Illini...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 8 months ago 6,482 reads 10 comments

  9. How Illinois Could Have Avoided This Mess with Tim Beckman

    Based on the wording—and more importantly, the timing—of Tim Beckman 's firing Friday, it was clear that Illinois could no longer continue with him as its head coach...

    Ben Axelrod Written by Ben Axelrod about 11 months ago 31,248 reads 27 comments

  10. Tim Beckman Fired by Illinois: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    One week before opening the 2015 season on September 4, Illinois has fired head football coach Tim Beckman...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 months ago 218,998 reads 74 comments