1. Illinois Coach Beckman Takes Shot at Northwestern

    (CBS) From the day he was hired in December 2011, Illinois football coach Tim Beckman has made a point to create a rivalry between his team and in-state rival Northwestern...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 39 reads 0 comments

  2. Illinois Not Attracting Top in-State Recruits

    Illinois is in a chicken-and-egg quandary. Coach Tim Beckman needs strong recruits to build the struggling football program...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 48 reads 0 comments

  3. Peter Cvijanovic Joins Brother on Illini Football Team

    Even with all of the snow, Peter Cvijanovic has been avoiding the buses on campus. He doesn't want to get lost.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 19 reads 0 comments

  4. Illini Recruiting Class Small but Fills Key Spots

    CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • With just 18 players, it's a fairly small recruiting class Illini head football coach Tim Beckman signed to national letters of intent Wednesday.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 42 reads 0 comments

  5. Illinois Football Announces 2014 Signing Class

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman announced Wednesday the signing of 12 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play football for the Fighting Illini in 2014...

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  6. Report: Illini Nab Pro-Style QB Jeff George

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  7. 2015 QB Jimmy Fitzgerald Commits to Illinois

    Illinois snared their first recruit of the 2015 recruiting class today, as pro-style quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald verbally-committed to the Illini...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 86 reads 0 comments

  8. National Signing Day Preview: The Football Freshmen

    National Signing Day is tomorrow! Woo hoo! Who is constantly checking the recruiting sites and message boards to see what 4/5 star recruit is going to make his pledge to the Illini ...

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  9. QB Competition Remains Friendly

    CHAMPAIGN — They promise that they get along. Really. Wes Lunt, Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey share a common goal: to be the starting quarterback at Illinois in 2014. But you can do that and still play nice...

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  10. Stone-Davis Twins Won't Arrive Until May

    Two members of the 2014 recruiting class for Illinois who were expected to enroll early and take part in spring practices won't do so.....

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  11. 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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  12. Report: Illini Land QB Fitzgerald for 2015

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

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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 ...

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  15. 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 ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 155 reads 0 comments

  16. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 44 reads 0 comments

  17. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 34 reads 0 comments

  18. 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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  19. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 38 reads 0 comments

  20. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 45 reads 0 comments

  21. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 38 reads 0 comments

  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 9 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 ...

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