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 […]
Illinois looks for their second straight road win and travel to Spartan Stadium. The last Illinois trip to East Lansing it resulted in an Illini win and some bad blood. Will there be a repeat of both this year?
University of Illinois students are going ahead with plans to hold a dance celebrating the school’s former mascot, Chief Illiniwek, going back on an earlier decision to call the event off.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) Illinois offensive lineman Hugh Thornton has been ordered to perform community service for violating the terms of his court supervision by using a friend’s ID to get into a campus bar. A […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Demetri McCamey is considered one of the best college basketball players in the country. The Illinois senior point guard is a finalist for the Wooden Award. He had more than 250 assists […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois is two games into a three-game stretch that back in August looked a lot more likely to break their season than make it. But the Illini (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) have […]
Red shirt Freshman QB Nathan Scheelhaase and Junior Kicker Derek Dimke were named Big Ten Players of the Week. Both players were honored for the efforts in the 33-13 Illini victory over Penn State. Scheelhaase […]
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) The defense flew around the Beaver Stadium field to knock down running backs, break up passes and frustrate the freshman quarterback in the backfield. It was Illinois doing its best impression […]
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) No school wants to begin conference play with two straight losses. In the Big Ten, that kind of start can sap a team’s confidence and send fans into panic mode. Though […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) A.J. Jenkins was a freshman the last time Illinois played at Penn State, four games into a career that had involved mainly home crowds of 50,000 or so and opponents like Eastern […]
By DAVID MERCER, Associated Press Writer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) When Terrelle Pryor sprinted out of the locker room late in the third quarter, the sound that came from several thousand red-shirted Buckeye fans was pure […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Big Ten says Ohio State’s Oct. 2 game at Illinois will kick off at noon Eastern Time. The contest at Memorial Stadium, which starts at 11 a.m. local, will be televised […]