Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.
The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.
Hey, if you’re winning, you can talk all you want, right?
Losing a senior starter is a big blow for the Illini.
John Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he’ll soon land a big fish.
The Illini are a bridesmaid once again.
Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.
Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt threw for three touchdowns and Taylor Barton returned an interception for a late score to secure a comeback win over Western Kentucky Saturday, 42-34.
Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.
Michigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.
Illinois’ football attendance has been dwindling for five straight seasons.
It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener.
Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.
It’s time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.
Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.
Lunt impressed during a freshman season at Oklahoma State before he was injured.
The Chicago Department of Public Health reported that a woman in her 70s contracted the virus in July.
Most people who live in Illinois were born here, but a New York Times analysis shows that the lure of warmer climates is more popular among residents here than in other states.
Wes Lunt will emerge as Illinois’ starting quarterback, but Tim Beckman is being patient.
Illinois requires students enrolling in school to be up-to-date on immunizations. Students enrolling in kindergarten for the first time in an Illinois school must have an eye exam by a licensed optometrist or a medical doctor.