1. Illini Land QB Fitzgerald for 2015

    I am committing to the University of Illinois. Thank you to everyone who has helped make it possible. Excited to be a part of the family!! .....

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  2. Report: Illini Land QB Fitzgerald for 2015

    Local QB product Jimmy Fitzgerald from Champaign Centennial becomes first Illinois commit in class of 2015 .....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by David Scipione about 3 months ago 10 reads 0 comments

  3. Illinois RT Corey Lewis Allegedly Played All of 2013 Season with Torn ACL

    Illinois right tackle Corey Lewis has long been a fan favorite in Champaign —a story of persistence through pain and of diligence through difficulty...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 months ago 40,856 reads 32 comments

  4. Illini OT Corey Lewis Played Through Fourth ACL Tear

    By early last season, most Illinois football fans were familiar with Corey Lewis' story. The hulking right tackle — having been granted a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA ...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 months ago 17 reads 0 comments

  5. Illinois Fighting Illini Recruiting: Chris James to Officially Visit Illinois

    Are the Illinois Fighting Illini about to land a player who is “considered one of the top shutdown corners in Southeast Texas in his senior season” just before National ...

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  6. Henry McGrew Named to All-USA Kansas First Team

    Another future Illinois Fighting Illini line backer has been recognized for his efforts on the high school gridiron...

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  7. 2013 Illinois Football in Review: Defense

    In the second article of my three-part series grading the 2013 Illinois football season, I'll be grimly reviewing the performance of the defense. I already covered Bill Cubit's offense in great detail, and awarded him a B+ for his strong efforts...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 21 reads 0 comments

  8. Former Illini Josh Brent Gets 10 Years' Probation

    Former Illini and Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was sentenced today to 10 years of probation and assessed a $10,000 fine for intoxication manslaughter in the death of his friend and teammate Jerry Brown in a fiery one-car wreck in Irving in 2012...

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  9. Daughter: Diehl 'Allowed' to Retire

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After getting permission from his 7-year-old daughter, New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl retired after an 11-year career that included two Super Bowl championships...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 38 reads 0 comments

  10. The Junior College Transfers

    With National Signing Day quickly approaching, the 2014 football class is all but set. The class sits at seventeen commitments, currently, with eighteen spots to fill. I'll say we end up with seventeen when it's all said and done...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 42 reads 0 comments

  11. Josh Ferguson Left off Top 10 Big Ten Backs List

    Illinois Fighting Illini starting running back Josh Ferguson just got another piece of bulletin board material this morning when the BTN's Tom Dienhart released his top 10 Big Ten Running Backs for 2014...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 31 reads 0 comments

  12. Illini's Brown Looking to Take Advantage of Senior Bowl Stage

    MOBILE, Ala.-- Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown is confident he has the intangibles to make an NFL roster and contribute at the next level...

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  13. Frazier on Decommitment: 'Family Decision'

    CHAMPAIGN — Jordan Frazier grew up in Springfield, Mo. Has lived his whole life in the western part of the Show-Me State.....

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  14. Season wrap: Illinois

    The program hasn't returned to respectability yet in the Big Ten, but at least Illinois was able to get back in the win column before the season was over.....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 9 reads 0 comments

  15. Final Big Ten Power Rankings

    Before we close the book on the 2013 season, here's the final version of the Big Ten power rankings. Bowl performances were factored in, as well as how teams finished the season, although ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 18 reads 0 comments

  16. Team Recruiting Rankings Don't Treat Illini Well

    The Illinois football recruiting coordinator realizes when the team recruiting rankings are unveiled in early February, Illinois won't find itself at the head of the Big Ten class....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 14 reads 0 comments

  17. 2013 Illinois Football In Review: Offense

    In a series of three posts over the next few weeks, I'll be grading the 2013 Illinois Football season. A mixture of important statistical measures and my own personal opinions, these ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 18 reads 0 comments

  18. Danville's Sherfield Reopens Recruitment

    B.J. Luke can relate to what Trent Sherfield is going through. The Danville athletic director and football coach played college football at Georgia in the 1970s.....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 months ago 36 reads 0 comments

  19. A Look at Illinois' Two-Deep

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  20. Brown to Suit Up in Senior Bowl

    CHAMPAIGN — Jonathan Brown will get one more chance to wear an Illinois helmet before he possibly wears one in the NFL.....

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  21. Illini in the NFL Update – Wild Card Round

    The first round of the NFL playoffs kicked off this weekend, and four former Illini saw the playing field. The only former Illini to make the playoffs but not play this week was Michael Buchanan...

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  22. Right There with 'Em

    Nothing about a 2-2 split on college football's greatest day screams coup, unless you consider that the B1G -- our beleaguered, freckled, red-headed stepchild of a conference -- wasn't supposed to win any games at all...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 4 months ago 9 reads 0 comments

  23. Allegretti Gets Sneak Peek

    Nick Allegretti will suit up for the East team at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in roughly 48 hours. The center from Lincoln-Way East and incoming Illinois recruit who can sign with Tim Beckman's team on Feb...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 4 months ago 22 reads 0 comments

  24. Illini in the NFL 2013: Week 17

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous week. Chargers DE Corey Liuget and Chiefs WR A...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 4 months ago 26 reads 0 comments

  25. Illinois' Bill Cubit Is the Most Valuable Assistant in the Big Ten

    On Wednesday, University of Illinois head coach Tim Beckman announced the signing of nine new players, but it was another announcement that stole the show...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 4 months ago 2,419 reads 2 comments