It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener.
No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.
Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.
It’s time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.
With an elite defense, Mark Dantonio’s Spartans are dreaming of the College Football Playoff.
Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.
Lunt impressed during a freshman season at Oklahoma State before he was injured.
Wes Lunt will emerge as Illinois’ starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.
John Groce is casting perhaps the widest net in Illini recruiting history.
Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.
Josh Brent has served his punishment for intoxicated manslaughter.
Illini football coach Tim Beckman understands the pressure he’s facing this season.
John Groce is now under contract through the 2018-’19 season.
Don’t blame Illinois’ admission standards for a lack of football talent — the onus is on the coaches.
Shawn Afryl, 22, suffered cardiac arrest while practicing.
Get ready for early starts with a pair of 11 a.m. kickoffs to open the season.
Illini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.
Illinois has to play five home games outside Champaign next season, but that’s not such a bad thing.
Bidding’s open, and there’s an aura about holding it at the state’s flagship university.
Through the good and bad, Tim Beckman cherishes each moment in dream position.
Photos from the Illinois Indiana game on February 7th. The Fighting Illini won the game 74-72.
Joe Paterno’s coaching career has come to a crashing end. Here are a number of photos of Paterno through the years.