1. Illinois Basketball: Why Illinois Will Retain Bruce Weber

    For many of you, simply reading the title of this article was enough to get your blood boiling. What reason could there possibly be for Illinois' first year AD, Mike Thomas, to retain ...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 4,165 reads 30 comments

  2. Illinois Football Recruiting: Receiver Prospect Gives Illini the Cold Shoulder

    For the Illinois Fighting Illini, this past recruiting season did not have too many bright spots. And unfortunately for the Orange and Blue, there is more bad news on the horizon...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 2,167 reads 4 comments

  3. Illinois Football Recruiting: Complete 2012 Recruiting Class Revealed

    The letter of intents are in and the first solid look at the University of Illinois' 2012 football recruiting class is finally available...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 2,587 reads 0 comments

  4. Illinois Football Recruiting: Illini Steals a Pair of MAC Commits

    The Illinois Fighting Illini have managed to snag two recruits who were previously committed to MAC schools earlier this week...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 1,333 reads 0 comments

  5. Illinois Basketball: Minnesota Loss Solidifies Midseason Meltdown

    And here we go again. I doubt there was a mind in Illini Nation that wasn't thinking those words after Illinois 77-72 loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers...

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  6. Illinois Football: The Greatest Fighting Illini Ever to Play in the NFL

    The University of Illinois has never been known as a major pipeline for NFL talent. But the idea of quality over quantity has definitely been in the mind of this football program for the past century...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 1,066 reads 6 comments

  7. Illinois Fighting Illini Football: Full Coaching Staff Revealed

    For the past week, I have been getting multiple emails asking me who is officially part of the new Illinois football coaching staff...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 1,606 reads 0 comments

  8. College Basketball: Why the Big Ten Is the Best League in the Country

    For years, Big Ten fans have believed that their conference is one of the best, if not the best league in the country when it comes to college hoops, but this is finally the year that the Big Ten has separated itself from the pack...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 1,196 reads 3 comments

  9. Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball: 2012 Midseason Report Card

    The Illinois Fighting Illini are 18 games into their basketball season, with 13 left to go. The non-conference season is long gone and the Illini are settling down into their highly competitive Big Ten season...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 1,895 reads 3 comments

  10. LSU Football: Former Receivers Coach to be Illinois Offensive Coordinator

    The vacant offensive coordinator spot at the University of Illinois has officially been filled. Billy Gonzales, former receivers coach and passing coordinator for the LSU Tigers, has agreed to be the offensive play caller for Illinois next season ...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 618 reads 1 comments

  11. USC Football: Former 5-Star Receiver Kyle Prater Decides to Transfer

    Redshirt freshman receiver Kyle Prater has decided to take his talents away from Southern California, ESPNChicago.com reports . The former five-star recruit is strongly looking at three Big Ten schools in Illinois, Northwestern, and Wisconsin...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 2,859 reads 5 comments

  12. College Basketball: Brandon Paul Nets 43 Points as Illinois Upsets Ohio St.

    Brandon Paul knows that some games are just too big for words, and that was why he struggled to formulate a sentence as the post-game cameras began to roll...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 574 reads 7 comments

  13. Illinois Basketball: 7 Keys Behind the Illini's Strong Start to the Season

    The University of Illinois basketball program has experienced just about every emotion possible over the last eight to 10 years. It started with that unequaled joy of a Final Four run followed by a bitter lost to UNC in that national championship...

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  14. 2012 Illinois Football: Boldly Predicting Best and Worst Cases

    It is never too early to start looking at next season. With that thought in mind, I have broken down each game the Illini will be playing in next season and derived two potential outcomes for the season (one best case, one worst case)...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 1,788 reads 4 comments

  15. 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: What This Win Means for Illinois in 2012

    Winning changes everything. That quote could never be more true than with Illinois' 20-14 win over UCLA in the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. One would be hard-pressed to find a program in the unique position Illinois was in going into this game...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 412 reads 1 comments

  16. 5 Tips to Make Next Year's Fantasy Football Team a Powerhouse

    For almost all of you fantasy football GM’s out there, your league is either over or in its final championship weekend...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 335 reads 0 comments

  17. Illinois Football: The Secret Behind Its Struggles in the Big Ten

    Illinois Football. It's rare to find two words that can have such different meanings for the various audiences who hear them. In Champaign, those words conjure up feelings of extreme frustration, heartache, hope, disappointment and confusion...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 1,179 reads 5 comments

  18. Illinois' Top 6 NFL Prospects Not Named Whitney Mercilus

    The NFL caliber talent coming out of the University of Illinois this season is a far cry from those players coming out of the pro football pipelines of Alabama and LSU, but here, we ...

    Preston  Brown Written by Preston Brown about over 2 years ago 1,745 reads 3 comments