Lovie Smith Doesn't Have Time For Questions About Whether He's Being Too Easy On His IlliniSmith's Illini are off to a 1-4 start.
Purdue Beats Illinois, 34-31, In OTFreshman kicker J.D. Dellinger hit a 28-yard field goal in overtime.
Late Flurry By Nebraska Sends Huskers Past Illini, 31-16The Illini have lost 14 straight and 23 of 24 against top-25 opponents.
Western Michigan Beats Illinois, 34-10 Jamauri Bogan ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns.
North Carolina Beats Illinois, 48-23Mitch Trubisky threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores.
Illinois Trustees Approve Lovie Smith's 6-Year, $21-Million DealThey approved initial terms for Smith after he was hired in March that were backloaded to pay him $10 million in salary over his final two years
Illinois Rolls Past Murray State In Lovie Smith's DebutWes Lunt threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns and Kendrick Foster ran for a pair of 56-yard touchdowns.
Like His NFL Teams, Lovie Smith's Illini Count On Defense To WinSmith's best Chicago Bears defenses were creators of chaos — picking off passes, forcing fumbles and scoring points.
Unlike Most Schools, Illinois Banks On Lovie Smith's NFL ApproachSmith insists that coaching college football at Illinois hasn't been much different than what he grew accustomed to as coach of the Bears and Buccaneers.
The Bernstein Brief: Get Tim Beckman Away From College Football PlayersBeckman was brought on to the North Carolina staff as a volunteer assistant.
Report: Tim Beckman Is Now A Volunteer Assistant Coach At North CarolinaBeckman was fired by Illinois last August when an investigation concluded he mistreated players.
2016 Big Ten West Preview: A Hawkeyes Repeat?Kirk Ferentz's group surprised many last season as it ran off an undefeated regular season before losing its last two. Can the Hawkeyes win the West once again?

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