When Illinois won the Maui Invitational, I kindly requested that no one wake me up. After such a disastrous football season, Illinois basketball had delivered to me the kind of sports bliss I assumed could[...]
There’s no denying the past few years have been rough for Illinois fans. Since their surprising 2008 Rose Bowl appearance, the Illini football program has vastly underachieved, going 24-37 (11-28 in the Big Ten) with[...]
This Saturday, Memorial Stadium will host the University of Illinois’ 102nd Homecoming football game. Those in attendance will witness the battle of the bottom-dwellers, as Illinois (2-5, 0-3) will take on Indiana (2-5, 0-3) to[...]
Before the season started, I predicted the Illini would go 7-5. Given the amount of talent returning from a bowl-winning team, I thought it was a modest prediction, I really did. The offense would struggle[...]
Behind a strong performance by the defense and one big play from the offense, the Tim Beckman Era commenced with a 24-7 victory over Western Michigan last Saturday in Champaign. On Illinois’ fourth play from[...]
The late-season emergence of Freshman QB Nathan Scheelhaase and a victory over RGIII’s Baylor Bears in the Texas Bowl gave Illini fans reason for optimism heading into the 2011 campaign. Add to that a schedule[...]
I know of no truer and more effective antidote to Illini fever than losing winnable games. Sitting at 6-0 heading into a home matchup against unranked Ohio State, Illinois gave up one pass completion…and lost.[...]
By now, you know what happened – Illinois erased an 18-point third quarter deficit against in-state rival Northwestern courtesy of career days from Nathan Scheelhaase and A.J. Jenkins, and provided Memorial Stadium with a thrilling[...]
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