Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois will play its home game with Northwestern at Soldier Field, but the Wildcats will keep theirs in Evanston.
Illinois-Northwestern football should be played at Soldier Field every year.
The Illini and Wildcats will square off at Soldier Field in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Both players are indefinitely suspended.
Signing day was kind to the Illini. The next step? Keeping more in-state talent.
Bailey likely would’ve entered 2015 as the backup quarterback to Wes Lunt.
Ohio State predictably attracted a top class, but who else had a haul?
This was Tim Beckman at his absolute finest.
Without a “bad” loss, Illinois still holds out NCAA Tournament hopes.
Illinois is 12-6 with a string of winnable games awaiting.
The story of Nebraska’s 53-43 win over Illinois Sunday is found in the numbers. Illinois made just 15 of 55 shots, 27.3 percent, the lowest an opponent has shot against Nebraska since Tim Miles became the Cornhuskers’ coach in 2012. The Fightin’ Illini’s 43 points were the second fewest allowed by a Miles-coached Nebraska team.
Leading scorer Rayvonte Rice broke his hand and is out indefinitely.
Rice is expected to be out more than a month.
The Illini coughed up a 13-point lead in the second half.
Now is the time for Illinois to prove itself.
Illinois’ 35-18 loss dropped it to 6-7 on the year.
The Illini (6-0) visit the 15th-ranked Miami Hurricanes (7-0) on Tuesday.
A different scene took place two years ago at Ryan Field.
Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.
Backup quarterback Reilly O’Toole led Illinois on a late drive that set up a game-winning David Reisner field goal, delivering a 16-14 win over Penn State on Saturday.