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Illinois show they still have something to play for as they cruise past Nebraska

53 days is a long time. With Nebraska in town, it's been 53 days since Illinois last won a home game. It was an unfamiliar site to see Illinois take on Nebraska with the Cornhuskers sitting in sixth place and the Illini looking up from the very bottom. With 12 losses on the year, the NCAA tournament has been out of the picture for Illinois for a while now—someone might have to tell the team that. If Illinoi ...

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Illinois pass last season’s win total with 50-14 rout against Miami (OH)

The Fighting Illini looked to make a statement against the 0-3 Miami (OH) RedHawks after losing to Washington at Soldier Field two weeks ago. Igniting for 50 points—Illinois did just that. After a slow first quarter, Illinois exploded for 29 second quarter points to take a 36-0 half time lead. The 36 first half points was the most for the Illini since 1983. The RedHawks would find some rhythm late, but Illi ...

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Big Ten Basketball Preview Part One: Nebraska and Penn State

*This is part one of a six part series previewing each Big Ten team. Part one, Monday: Nebraska, Penn State Part two, Tuesday: Northwestern, Purdue Part three, Wednesday: Iowa, Illinois Part four, Thursday: Minnesota, Wisconsin Part five, Friday: Michigan State, Michigan Part six, Saturday: Ohio State, Indiana The polls are out. With five ranked teams (Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Indiana) and anot ...

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Catching up with Safety Corey Cooper

Corey Cooper was a Safety at Proviso East High School near Chicago. Cooper has signed his letter of intent to play football at Nebraska next year.  I caught up with him for a brief interview. PH: Why did you decide to choose Nebraska over Illinois, after already committing to Illinois? Corey: I felt a lot more comfortable with the coaches on the NeBraska coaching staff. PH: What position do you intend on pl ...

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