Buckle up, Illini fans. And, well, Bucky up, too. Because, remember, this isn’t going to be a smooth ride.
For the first time this season, Illinois (13-2, 2-0) has cracked the AP’s Top 25.
With the news on Wednesday that offensive coordinator Bill Cubit will be back with the team next season, Illini fans should be thrilled. That’s a win.
If there was one bright spot for the 2013 Illinois football team, it was the offense under the direction of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.
Illini fans pining for a new head coach in 2014 will have to wait at least one more year.
Derrick Rose’s knees are about as stable as your turkey’s. Jay Cutler’s lower extremities aren’t a whole lot sturdier. With one combined Big Ten victory, the Illinois and Northwestern football teams have no leg to stand on this weekend. And both the Cubs and the White Sox?
On the campus of the University of Illinois, the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building sits between Florida Avenue and St. Mary’s Road. But when it comes to the Fighting Illini football program, it might as well be stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Illinois has a nearly two-decade tradition of retaining coaches at least one season too long.
When it comes to weekends, Illini Nation’s was about on par with Bernie’s.
Why don’t more people talk about what we should do regarding Native American heritage?
Adding insult to injury, Chicago Curie’s Cliff Alexander poured salt in the wounds of Illini Nation.
Illini Nation will collectively hold its breath until 3 p.m. today, when Young center Jahlil Okafor and Curie power forward Cliff Alexander make their collegiate decisions.
Even if the recruiting sky does fall in today, it’s hardly the end of the world for the Illinois program.
The only hope for Illinois to continue progress (or start it) is by firing embattled defensive coordinator Tim Banks and hoping that Thomas can hire a talented assistant to replacement him.
It’s not just a new season for the Fighting Illini basketball team.
Stephen Bardo has new book out on the ’89 Illini and former teammate Ken Norman says certain parts of the book are 100 percent untrue.
Right now, Illinois football isn’t going anywhere. But in the future? Well, it could be.
It’s that simple. Yet, of course, for the Fighting Illini, it isn’t at all.
This may just add insult to injury for Illini Nation.
Yes, right now, it’s a pretty rough time to be a sports fan in the Land of Lincoln. But all is not lost. In fact, even as the temperature in Chicago starts to bottom out, there are some pick-me-ups on the local sports scene that are still warming my heart this week.