Bears Great Devin Hester Officially Announces RetirementHester finishes with an NFL record of 20 career return touchdowns, including 19 with the Bears.
Illinois Hoping To Get Back Old Mike Dudek After 2 ACL TearsDudek set school freshman records with 1,038 receiving yards and 76 catches in 2014.
For Your Enjoyment, Lovie Smith Talks Bears QuarterbacksSmith coached Mike Glennon in Tampa Bay and praised his leadership.
3 Illini Football Players Accused Of Burglary Are Off The TeamCoach Lovie Smith on Wednesday dismissed freshman tight end Zarrian Holcombe and offensive linemen Darta Lee and Howard Watkins.
Lovie Smith's Culture Change At Illinois A Work In ProgressThe Illini are looking to improve on a 3-9 mark in Smith's debut season.
Lovie Smith Reflects On Devin Hester's Career: 'First-Ballot Hall Of Fame'"Devin Hester is a Hall of Famer," Smith says. "I can't wait to go and watch him get inducted."
A Decade Later, Lovie Smith Savors 'Special' Bears TeamThe Bears won the NFC Championship 10 years ago Saturday.
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.
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
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.
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.