1. Illinois Football Spring Season Gets Rolling This Week

    The long road to football season begins this week for Illini football with spring practice Wednesday. Like any part of the team's year — winter workouts, spring practice, summer ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 20 reads 0 comments

  2. Matt Daniels: Spring Practice Lookahead

    Football is never far from Tim Beckman's mind. Or his vocabulary. The third-year Illinois coach met with the media Monday, two days before the Illini begin spring practices.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 20 reads 0 comments

  3. Illini Losing Starting LB Houston Bates to Transfer

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  4. B1G Shoes to Fill: Illinois

    Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown leaves some big shoes to fill for a struggling defense this spring after a very productive career in Champaign.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 28 reads 0 comments

  5. Nagel: 'I Like Illinois a Lot'

    Much has changed in Flynn Nagel's life since his junior football season five days before Thanksgiving. He goes to a different school now.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 30 reads 0 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Buzz: Illinois

    What they're talking about is ... Tim Beckman. The truth is, on Illinois message boards, most of the talk right now is about basketball...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 35 reads 0 comments

  7. Three Tennessee Natives Participate with DL & LBs at NFL Combine

    Jonathan Brown, ILB, Illinois — Brown grew up in Memphis and played high school football at Christian Brothers.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 46 reads 0 comments

  8. Illini LB out to Solidify Draft Spot at NFL Combine

    Jonathan Brown didn't know what to expect upon arrival at the Senior Bowl, so he was surprised at almost every turn at the week-long showcase in Mobile, Ala., last month.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 30 reads 0 comments

  9. Five B1G Groups That Need Strong Springs

    Believe it or not, spring football in the Big Ten is just around the corner. Several teams moved up their spring practice dates, and three of them -- Maryland, Michigan and Northwestern -- will take the field next week...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 29 reads 0 comments

  10. Quarterback Battle: The Illinois Fighting Illini's Good Problem

    The quarterback position in Champaign is up for grabs. A three-way race between Wes Lunt, Aaron Bailey, and Reilly O'Toole will determine the starting signal-caller...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 5 months ago 56 reads 0 comments

  11. B1G's Top Impact True Freshmen

    The Big Ten's 2014 recruiting classes are signed and sealed -- for the most part, at least. The next question many of you ask is which incoming freshmen or junior-college players will make the biggest immediate impact for the 2014 season...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 51 reads 0 comments

  12. Lemming: Beckman Recruited 'Good, Athletic Class'

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  13. Asmussen: Camp Rantoul Will Be Back

    Not only does Tim Beckman plan to return his team to Camp Rantoul this year, he wants to be there longer than before.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 25 reads 0 comments

  14. An Illini Coach Gets Some Help from a Player

    A coach's work is never done, even in the off-season. There's recruiting and camps, and then there are countless other engagements that offer the chance for each coach to put a positive ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 13 reads 0 comments

  15. Allegretti, Domer Two Intriguing in-State Recruits

    The signing day hoopla for the Class of 2014 has subsided. But the push for football coaches signing the Class of 2015 is already in full force.....

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

  16. Illinois' Tim Beckman Needs to Perform Better Before He Starts Trash Talking

    Give Illinois head coach Tim Beckman credit—he doesn't lack for confidence. Results or pesky facts aside, Beckman knows what he wants the Illini program to be, and he is great at messaging that...

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  17. 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 6 months ago 39 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 48 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 19 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 42 reads 0 comments

  21. 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...

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 6 months ago 177 reads 0 comments

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

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  23. 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 6 months ago 86 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 21 reads 0 comments

  25. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 33 reads 0 comments