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High Expectations for the 2013 Wildcats

The 2013 Northwestern Wildcats have the potential to win their first Big 10 title since 2000. The Wildcats are coming off of only their third 10 win season in school history, and they are return almost all key contributors. The Wildcats are looking to build on their first bowl win in 64 years after defeating Mississippi State in the 2013 Gator Bowl. Heading into the 2013 season, Wildcats head coach Pat Fitz ...

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After hitting rock bottom, the only direction for Illinois is up

Success is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a favorable or desired outcome.” No matter how you define success, going 2-10 and failing to secure a Big ten win for the first time since 2005 is anything but successful for the Fighting Illini football team. Nobody understands that more than second year Illini coach Tim Beckman. After leaving Toledo and inheriting an Illinois team that owned back to bac ...

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Interview: Former Illini/Chicago Slaughter QB Juice Williams

I had the pleasure of talking to former University of Illinois and current Chicago Slaughter QB Isiah "Juice" Williams. Juice Williams was the quarterback at Illinois for four seasons. Now he is the QB of the Chicago Slaughter, which is an arena football team, part of the Indoor Football League. I asked Juice a few questions about his time at Illinois and his current state with the Slaughter. Pat: Going int ...

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Big Ten Media Day: Ron Zook Offers Hope, Encouragement

When Big Ten Media Day comes upon us, it means one thing—college football season is right around the corner. And for Ron Zook and the Fighting Illini, it means many questions are soon to be answered. A team with a refurbished staff, a loss of many star players, and a head coach on the “hot seat” will have many obstacles to overcome in the upcoming year after last season’s disaster. In Illinois’ 2009 campaig ...

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