As a University of Illinois season ticket holder, I’ve watched a lot of Ron Zook football during the past six years. Most of it bad.
Christmas is over. New Year’s is looming. And in between this week the Big Ten gets its bowl season rolling.
It’s been a streaky season for the Illini. And as much as the Illini would like to cap their up and down season, the dynamic Baylor offense could stand in their way.
Merry Christmas, Illini Nation. Bah, humbug. For Illinois basketball fans, there are few – if any – things worse than losing to Missouri in the annual Braggin’ Rights battle.
They both played high school ball on a team with a more glamorous teammate (Bracey Wright and Evan Turner). Each entered college with a ton of talent – and probably a few too many pounds. But one worked his way into shape, led his team to the national championship game and became a first-round NBA pick.
From his first shot, Demetri McCamey knew something was wrong. The ball just didn’t feel right.
Adam Hoge breaks down the eight bowl games involving Big Ten teams this season.
With the Big Ten Conference winning the Big Ten/ACC Challenge for the first time in eleven tries last season, both Illinois and Northwestern looked to do their part this year in ensuring that conference bragging rights would stay in the Midwest for at least one more year.
Mikel Leshoure has officially arrived. So, does that also mean he’s already gone?
The happiest man in Chicago this past Saturday had to be The University of Illinois Head Football Coach Ron Zook. Could you blame him?
Wrigley Field football is dead. Or is it long live football at Wrigley Field?
Most Illini fans were pleasantly surprised by the team’s 5-3 start. But with back-to-back loses, Ron Zook is beginning to hear the criticism.
Despite returning all five starters from last season, the Illini weren’t able to get past the Texas Longhorns and lost in overtime.
Two weeks ago there was talk of Illinois winning as many as nine games and playing in a Post New Years’ bowl game. Loses to Michigan and Minnesota in consecutive weeks have instead dampened those dreams and now the best the Illini can hope for is a 7-5 finish.
The Fighting Illini have started their season strong. After a 3-0 start, Illinois will face its first real test when they take on Texas at the 2K Sports Classic.
November is a slow time for the bars around the home of Cubs baseball. Local taverns are ready to welcome Northwestern and Illinois football fans for Saturday’s game.
Illinois is returning all five starters from last year’s team. Tonight, they start their season with UC Irivine as part of the 2K Sports Classic and with high hopes for championship run.
For the second week in a row, Iowa City was home to another unexpected turn in the Big Ten title race. The Hawkeyes beating Michigan State was not necessarily surprising, but the way in which they dominated the Spartans in every facet of the game certainly was.
There were already high internal expectations for the Illini coming into this season. But with their debut in the preseason AP Top 25 poll, there are now high external expectations.
Michigan State is looking to be 7-0 after facing Illinois Saturday, but the Fighting Illini has different hopes. Illinois has the 20th best defense nationally and will be a challenge for Michigan State to get […]