Want to be good at football? It’s about attitude and investment.
Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.
The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.
Hey, if you’re winning, you can talk all you want, right?
Losing a senior starter is a big blow for the Illini.
John Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he’ll soon land a big fish.
The Illini are a bridesmaid once again.
Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.
Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt threw for three touchdowns and Taylor Barton returned an interception for a late score to secure a comeback win over Western Kentucky Saturday, 42-34.
Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.
Michigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.
Illinois’ football attendance has been dwindling for five straight seasons.
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.
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.