1. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 13

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  2. Illini's Hull Continues to Leave His Mark

    CHAMPAIGN — The “Steve Hull Experience” has been recognized by the Big Ten Conference. Hull, who moved to wide receiver from safety for his senior year, has emerged ...

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  3. What We Learned from Purdue Win

    Yes, the four-point win Illinois left West Lafayette with Saturday wasn't overtly impressive. Yes, mistakes were made on both sides of the ball and on special teams. But, to steal an oft-used line by coaches, a win is a win...

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  4. Hull, Scheelhaase Lead Illinois over Purdue 20-16

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Steve Hull caught a career-high 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns to help Illinois defeat Purdue 20-16 on Saturday afternoon...

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  5. Beckman's Back to the Wall

    Even though the masses of Illini Nation don't have a vote, there is a popular referendum ongoing whether Tim Beckman needs to defeat Purdue on Saturday to retain his job.....

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  6. Illinois, Purdue Searching for First Conference Wins

    It's a game both teams have circled on the schedule. The only teams in the Leaders division without a conference win, Illinois and Purdue will look to break losing streaks in West Lafayette, Ind...

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  7. Why Senior Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase Is Fighting Illini Football MVP

    In many ways, senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has been the face of Fighting Illini football since the beginning of his career...

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  8. Beckman Reflects on Ohio State, Looks Ahead to Purdue

    A familiar scene played out Saturday at Memorial Stadium: Illinois put a bunch of points on the scoreboard but surrendered many more. The 60-35 score indicated a blowout, but the game was closer than the box score would lead one to believe...

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  9. Purdue Tickets Still Cost Less Than Things That Cost 50 Cents

    Last month we brought to your attention that you could buy tickets to Illinois' game against Purdue for less than a dollar. In fact, at the time, you could have gotten about four tickets for a dollar...

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  10. Beckman Sends Sympathy to Tornado Victims

    They've lost 20 consecutive Big Ten games, but the Illini have been tabbed as the favorites this weekend against Purdue. Here's what coach Tim Beckman had to say during his 12-minute media session Monday...

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  11. Illinois Student Section Non-Existent for Kickoff

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  12. Illinois Wearing New Helmets to Honor Illini Who Have Died in Combat

    This Saturday, we're going to see a number of college football programs honoring our nation's military by wearing red, white and blue uniforms and helmets. Illinois will be taking a different approach, but it's no less patriotic...

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  13. Team Keeps It Positive in Players-Only Meeting

    CHAMPAIGN — Jonathan Brown wasn't about to divulge details. But the Illinois senior linebacker, along with senior receiver Steve Hull, generated the idea of a brief players-only meeting Sunday afternoon...

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  14. Corey Lewis Overcomes Injuries to Find Success in Sixth Season

    Frank Bodani, a reporter in Pennsylvania, had called into Illinois football head coach Tim Beckman's weekly press conference asking about right tackle Corey Lewis. This week the opponent was Penn State, and Lewis' hometown of Cresco, Pa...

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  15. Simon Cvijanovic Will Miss Ohio State Game with Sprained Ankle

    Actually not much. Simon Cvijanovic won't get a chance to talk to the media for at least another week. That's because the Illinois starting left tackle for the first nine games won't play against Ohio State this Saturday...

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  16. Nate Scheelhaase Is a Finalist for the Wuerffel Award

    Hey, we have some good news about the football program to report. On Monday it was announced that Nathan Scheelhaase was one of 12 finalists for the Wuerffel Award...

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  17. Illinois Football: Previewing Ohio State's Offense

    This Saturday, the Illinois Fighting Illini will host their toughest Big Ten opponent this season when the Ohio State Buckeyes come to Champaign.....

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  18. Illinois Fighting Illini Football November Recruiting Update

    It's been 764 days since the Fighting Illini last won a football game against a Big Ten opponent. The last time the Illini were victorious in Big Ten play was October 8, 2011 against the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, IN...

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  19. Scheelhaase's Time at Illinois Nears Its End

    Nathan Scheelhaase sits alone at a table eating a lunch of beef brisket with a side of potato wedges and a brownie for desert. Nobody disturbs him. It's not time yet.....

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  20. What Do Illinois and Oregon Football Have in Common?

    Tim Beckman has posted a 5-15 record during his brief tenure at Illinois. Mark Helfrich has Oregon at 8-0 heading into Thursday night's showdown at Stanford and on the cusp of a ...

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  21. Higher Tempo Correlates with Success in Offense

    After having its worst offensive output of the season against Michigan State, the Illinois offense wasted no time moving the ball this past Saturday against Penn State.....

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  22. Illini's Loss to Penn State a Huge Blow to Bowl Hopes, but a Show of Progress

    My, how times have changed. Prior to Saturday's contest between the Illini and Penn State Nittany Lions, the Illini had won only two games against their Big Ten rival since 2002...

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  23. Illini Can Fight Back or Quit Season Against Nittany Lions

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  24. If You Think Penn State Is in Bad Shape, Take a Look at the Fighting Illini

    Just in case you thought no team could be more disconsolate than Penn State this midweek, we present you Illinois' alleged Fighting Illini.....

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  25. Scheelhaase's Father Banned from School's Campus

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