1. 5 Startling Statistics from Fighting Illini Football's 2013 Campaign

    Heading into their third bye week since the beginning of September, the Fighting Illini find themselves a game above .500 at 3-2 following their loss to Nebraska on Saturday...

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  2. TE Jordan Frazier Commits to Illinois Illini

    Springfield (Mo.) Lighthouse Christian Academy tight end Jordan Frazier committed to Illinois on Sunday evening. .....

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  3. Kid Can't Decide If He Wants Nebraska or Illinois to Win, Wears Split Shirt

    There are a lot of people that love Big Ten football, but today one superfan stands out above the rest. Attending this afternoon's Nebraska-Illinois matchup was a young kid that just ...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 6 months ago 215 reads 0 comments

  4. Is Nathan Scheelhaase the Best Quarterback in the Big Ten in 2013?

    If you asked any "expert" before the 2013 season for a list of their Top Five quarterbacks in the Big Ten, chances are names like Braxton Miller , Taylor Martinez, Devin Gardner and Kain Colter would've been on just about every list...

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  5. One Coordinator Is Perfect for Illinois' Scheelhaase

    The X's and O's of the problem don't even matter anymore. Maybe former Illinois co-coordinators Chris Beatty and Billy Gonzales, both long gone now, were to blame for the offense's impotence in 2012...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 38 reads 0 comments

  6. Illinois Football: Donovonn Young Crucial to Illinois' Running Attack

    CHAMPAIGN — The long days on the road are mostly behind Cartrell Young, but the same determination he brought to those multi-state treks in his job as a truck driver carries on in his son Donovonn...

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  7. Nebraska's Randy Gregory Hopes He Can Take out Scheelhaase

    know that Nathan Scheelhaase has a lot on his mind heading into Saturday's Big Ten opener against Nebraska, but here's something else he may want to take special note of.....

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  8. Scheelhaase Is the Key to Illinois Football Holding Its Own in Big Ten Play

    After a two-season stretch that saw Illinois football lose 16 out of 18 games, the team has raced off to a 3-1 start. To silence some of its doubters, second year coach Tim Beckman 's spread attack has produced over 40 points per game...

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  9. What We Learned After Miami (Ohio)

    The streaks of eye black descended straight down Mason Monheim's face. Blended almost perfectly into the grizzled beard the Illinois sophomore linebacker has sported all season. That was the look Monheim had Saturday after the defense did ...

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  10. Tight Ends Back in the Picture for Illini

    CHAMPAIGN — It's hard to tell what Matt LaCosse is enjoying more — getting discovered as a player who has an important role in the Illini offense, or playing a position that seems to have found an elevated importance, too...

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  11. Bailey Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    Following a 56-yard, one touchdown rushing performance against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Illinois quarterback Aaron Bailey was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday.....

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  12. Illinois Blows by Miami (OH), 50-14

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns and Illinois used a 29-point second quarter to blow by Miami of Ohio 50-14 on Saturday...

    Benjamin Zweiman Written by Benjamin Zweiman about 7 months ago 37 reads 0 comments

  13. Analyzing Nathan Scheelhaase's Monster Performance vs. Miami (OH)

    Nathan Scheelhaase has had an up-and-down career at Illinois, but he proved, once again, how good he can be when things go well against Miami (OH)...

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  14. Illini Commit Nick Allegretti Named a U.S. Army All-American

    On January 4 the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played in San Antonio. It's an annual game that features the best high school seniors in the county, and Illini fans haven't had ...

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  15. Did Washington Show the B1G How to Beat Bill Cubit's Offense?

    The staff of Writing Illini takes a look back in time to Illinois' last game against the Washington Huskies...

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  16. Illinois Adds UNC, Finalizes Future Schedules

    Illinois has finalized its 2015, 2016 and 2017 nonconference schedules. How strong you think they are will depend on your view of North Carolina.....

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 57 reads 0 comments

  17. Illinois Offensive Coordinator Bill Cubit Has Plenty of Tricks Up His Sleeve

    No matter the conditions, no matter the situation, no matter if Illinois stumbled over itself trying to execute the play in practice.....

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  18. Illini to Face Triple Option Against Miami (Ohio)

    While the Illini had an extra week to prepare for their next opponent, the extra time might be needed to scout an unusual offensive scheme.....

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  19. Illinois Football Quarterly Report

    The Illini sit at 2-1 one quarter of the way through their season. It's somewhat of a surprise, and we've established this team is clearly different than the 2012 rendition...

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  20. Illini Face Obstacles in Scheduling Return to Soldier Field

    Even though the result didn't go Illinois' way Saturday in its 34-24 loss to Washington at Soldier Field, coach Tim Beckman would like to bring the Illini back to Chicago for another game soon...

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  21. Illini Football Catches Its Breath, Coaches Hit Recruiting Trail

    Corey Lewis is looking forward to Saturday. When asked what his plans are, the 6-foot-6 offensive tackle said, “Just sit there and watch all of the games...

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  22. Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 3

    The debate is over, at least for now. Ohio State affirmed itself as the Big Ten's top team by putting on an offensive show against Cal, despite missing its top quarterback and top running back...

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  23. Kickoff Times, TV Set for Week 5 Games

    It's a very limited Big Ten slate in Week 5, as half of the league is off and only four games take place. The league office on Monday finalized the kickoff times and TV plans for the Week 5 games...

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  24. Illini Grade vs. UW

    PLAYER OF THE GAME Keith Price, Washington The senior quarterback controlled the game, completing 80 percent of his passes for 342 yards and two touchdowns and made clutch throws in critical third-down situations...

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  25. Illinois Will Use Bye to Practice Defensive Fundamentals

    Illinois football head coach Tim Beckman may have said it best after the Illini's 34-24 loss to Washington at Soldier Field.....

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