1. 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.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 39 reads 0 comments

  2. A Look at Illinois' Two-Deep

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 19 reads 0 comments

  3. 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.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 24 reads 0 comments

  4. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 10 reads 0 comments

  5. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 9 reads 0 comments

  6. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 23 reads 0 comments

  7. 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...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 26 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 7 months ago 2,536 reads 2 comments

  9. Nine 2014 Illini Commits to Enroll Early

    One of the most frustrating aspects of following recruiting is that nothing is final until the player signs on the dotted line, a fact the Quentin Snider saga unfortunately reminded us Illini fans of...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 45 reads 0 comments

  10. Not so Fast: Donovonn Young to Stay

    It appears that earlier reports of Donovonn Young transferring may turn out to be untrue. Here's the series of events, as shown through tweets.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 55 reads 0 comments

  11. Phillips Picks Illinois

    Carroll Phillips thought coming out of Miami Central High School, he'd play his college football at Cincinnati. Now he'll get to do so at Illinois after the outside linebacker committed to Tim Beckman's team on Wednesday afternoon...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 months ago 46 reads 0 comments

  12. Cubit Contract Extended Through 2015 Season

    CHAMPAIGN, IL - Illinois football coach Tim Beckman announced today that offensive coordinator Bill Cubit has agreed to a one-year contract extension that includes an increase in annual ...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 8 months ago 18 reads 0 comments

  13. Thomas: 'We're Moving the Needle'

    There's work to do — for Mike Thomas and his Illinois football team. The Illinois athletic director wishes the topic was about an upcoming bowl game for Illinois. But it's not...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 23 reads 0 comments

  14. Illini in the NFL Update

    Week 15 might not be officially done for the NFL with the Detroit Lions taking on the Baltimore Ravens tonight on Monday Night Football, but the week is done for all of the former Illinois Fighting Illini players in the NFL...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 12 reads 0 comments

  15. Tampa LB Newest Illini Commit

    CHAMPAIGN — The snow didn't bother Tre Watson. Although the Tampa (Fla.) Catholic linebacker had never seen the wintry accumulation before it blanketed Champaign-Urbana this weekend...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 35 reads 0 comments

  16. Source: Illini RB Young Intends to Transfer

    Illinois junior tailback Donovonn Young intends to transfer from the Illini, a source close to the situation told the Tribune...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 8 months ago 56 reads 0 comments

  17. Banks Will Be Back

    This won't be 2013's most popular decision, but it's final ... for 2014. Tim Banks, much-chastised UI defensive coordinator, will return in that capacity after his unit set school records for inefficiency...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 20 reads 0 comments

  18. Illinois Fighting Illini 2014 NFL Draft Prospects

    Disappointingly, the Illinois Fighting Illini football season has come to a close, and for some players that means their gridiron careers have also come to a close...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 32 reads 0 comments

  19. Illinois Football 2013 Senior Class Feature

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 25 reads 0 comments

  20. Tim Beckman's Coaches Poll Ballot

    During the regular season the ballots of the coaches who vote in the Coaches Poll are kept private. However, once the regular season ends, since the Coaches Poll is part of the BCS formula, the final ballots of the regular season are made public...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 26 reads 0 comments

  21. Which Illini Will Have the Most Stock in the 2014 NFL Draft?

    In this edition of the Writing Illini roundtable, the staff takes a look at the Illinois Fighting Illini and the players that Illini fans could see drafted by an NFL team this offseason...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 50 reads 0 comments

  22. Beneventi Picks Iowa

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  23. Breaking Down the 2013 Fighting Illini Football Season

    Another season of Fighting Illini football is in the books. 2013 was a roller coaster season for the Illini . Despite a 4-8 record, there were quite a few positives in the season for Illinois...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 8 months ago 1,377 reads 1 comments

  24. Nathan Scheelhaase Sets All-Time Yards Record in Final Game

    Remember when Nathan Scheelhaase was a freshman, redshirting his first season on campus? You probably don't...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 19 reads 0 comments

  25. With Beckman Retained, Banks Status Looms as Big Question for Illini

    News broke Monday that Tim Beckman would be retained as the head coach of Illinois football, though it's not really “news” so much as “confirmation of our expectations...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 months ago 38 reads 0 comments