USF Rolls Over Illinois, 47-23Illinois (2-1) stumbled in what also was a homecoming of sorts for coach Lovie Smith, who returned to the stadium where he led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons.
Preview: Illinois-South FloridaIllini running back Mike Epstein is coming off his first 100-yard rushing performance.
Illinois Tops Western Kentucky, 20-7The Illini's young defense, including three freshmen starters, held the Hilltoppers to 244 total yards.
Milan Blocks FG As Time Expires, Illinois Beats Ball State 24-21Mike Epstein scored on a 1-yard run with just over two minutes remaining after Mike Dudek returned a punt 52 yards.
Bernstein: Josh Whitman's Rambling Letter Highlights U Of I's ProblemIllinois should've long ago parted ways with all ties to Chief Illiniwek, handled a little blowback and been done with it.
'War Chant' Will No Longer Be Played At University Of Illinois Sporting EventsThe university decided to end the playing of the song so as to be more "inclusive," a spokesperson told the Chicago Tribune.
Illinois Hoping To Get Back Old Mike Dudek After 2 ACL TearsDudek set school freshman records with 1,038 receiving yards and 76 catches in 2014.
Alabama Starts Atop AP Poll For 2nd Straight YearOhio State is No. 2 in the preseason poll for the eighth time.
For Your Enjoyment, Lovie Smith Talks Bears QuarterbacksSmith coached Mike Glennon in Tampa Bay and praised his leadership.
The Bernstein Brief: Is Proposed Illinois Violence Policy Mostly Cosmetic?Illinois appears poised to enact policy that bans athletes with a history of violence, but there's a gray area in the details.
3 Illini Football Players Accused Of Burglary Are Off The TeamCoach Lovie Smith on Wednesday dismissed freshman tight end Zarrian Holcombe and offensive linemen Darta Lee and Howard Watkins.
Illinois, DePaul To Play For 1st Time Since 1957The Illini and Blue Demons will meet on Nov. 17 in Champaign as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.

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