1. Unlikely Heroes Lead Illinois to Bowl Game

    College football has had some king-sized stories to digest this season, including the first national championship playoff, Jameis Winston's sketchy behavior and the upcoming Nick Saban vs...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Illini Land More Recruits

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  5. 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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  6. Illini Football Content with Bowl, Not with Season

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Report: Illinois, La. Tech Set for Heart of Dallas Bowl

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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