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?
Gruen: Little Learned At Media Days, But Lovie Smith Flashes His Polish, Doesn't Embarrass IlliniThere’s a more capable face leading the Illinois program now.
Illinois Dismisses Kendrick Nunn From Team After He Pleaded Guilty To Misdemeanor BatteryNunn averaged 15.5 points as a junior in the 2015-'16 season.
The Bernstein Brief: Illinois Must Act On Kendrick NunnNunn recently pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery stemming from an incident with a woman in March.