1. Tressel, 21 Big Ten Players on HOF Ballot

    Twenty-one players who suited up for current Big Ten schools are on the 2014 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame. Two coaches also made the ballot, including former Ohio State boss Jim Tressel...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 26 reads 1 comments

  2. Spring Practices Trying to Replicate Game Week for Illini Football

    Even though there are more than five months until the opening game, the Illinois football team is already preparing like it's game week.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 28 reads 0 comments

  3. Illini at Pro Day and Their Offer Lists

    Eight former Illinois football players are set to go through the paces this morning during pro day. Here's a look at who will try to impress in front of NFL scouts, along with their ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 39 reads 0 comments

  4. Simple Goal for Illinois Football

    The solution isn't too difficult, Illinois coach Tim Beckman said as he detailed the plan for a successful 2014 football season.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 18 reads 0 comments

  5. The Dami Ayoola Saga Concludes

    Dami Ayoola has been the star of far more posts here at the Champaign Room than someone who hasn't really accomplished anything on the field should be. Well, that's likely coming to an end today...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 months ago 59 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 20 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 20 reads 0 comments

  8. Illini Losing Starting LB Houston Bates to Transfer

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 7 months ago 169 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 7 months ago 31 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 32 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 36 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 46 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 32 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 29 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 56 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 51 reads 0 comments

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

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 34 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 27 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 15 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 9 reads 0 comments

  21. 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...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 3,166 reads 7 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 40 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 48 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 20 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 42 reads 0 comments