Receiver Mike Dudek needs to be promoted as the face of the program.
The Fighting Illini will take on Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Malcolm Hill scored 13 points as Illinois defeated American 70-55 on Saturday.
Freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points and No. 15 Miami won a matchup of unbeaten teams Tuesday night.
The Illini (6-0) visit the 15th-ranked Miami Hurricanes (7-0) on Tuesday.
Tim Beckman being retained sends a message.
Illinois will retain football coach Tim Beckman, a team source confirmed.
A different scene took place two years ago at Ryan Field.
Reilly O’Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 147 yards, Josh Ferguson had a pair of rushing scores and Illinois took advantage of five Northwestern turnovers for a 47-33 victory over its in-state and Big Ten rival on Saturday.
Rayvonte Rice scored 21 points as the Illini improved to 5-0.
Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.
Aaron Cosby scored a team-high 18 points for the Illini.
Illinois-Chicago was led by Jake Wiegand’s game high 26 points on 11-of-15 from the field.
Backup quarterback Reilly O’Toole led Illinois on a late drive that set up a game-winning David Reisner field goal, delivering a 16-14 win over Penn State on Saturday.
For a team that was 11th in the Big Ten last season in scoring, Illinois’ offense has been nearly unstoppable to start the season.
John Groce’s third year in Champaign comes with higher expectations.
March madness is returning to Chicago.
While Illinois hung 114 points on Coppin State Sunday, coach John Groce didn’t want to talk about the offense.
Running back Mark Weisman ran for 134 yards and Iowa battered Illinois with 587 yards of offense Saturday in a 30-14 win.
After opening up an early 11-point edge, the Illini (1-0) never led by double-figures again until the game’s final minute.
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.