Tim Beckman’s boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.
Illinois’ football attendance has been dwindling for five straight seasons.
It’s time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.
Bidding’s open, and there’s an aura about holding it at the state’s flagship university.
Illinois’ athletic department ranks in the lower one-third of the Big Ten in donor contributions.
Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.
By Dave Wischnowsky – (CBS) It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m feeling the love. Yes, for my wife, of course. But also for the University of Illinois’ football scheduling, which I think is pretty sweet. And […]
Mike Thomas has plenty to accomplish to earn his pay raise.
The Tim Beckman hire was a mistake and everybody has known it since his first press conference.
Illini fans pining for a new head coach in 2014 will have to wait at least one more year.
On the campus of the University of Illinois, the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building sits between Florida Avenue and St. Mary’s Road. But when it comes to the Fighting Illini football program, it might as well be stuck between a rock and a hard place.
The only hope for Illinois to continue progress (or start it) is by firing embattled defensive coordinator Tim Banks and hoping that Thomas can hire a talented assistant to replacement him.
Right now, Illinois football isn’t going anywhere. But in the future? Well, it could be.
If Illinois wants more fans to end up making the 140-mile trip down to Champaign, they likely have to bring the product up to them first.
Behold, Illinois football: Where even wins don’t feel like them.
Hey, anything to keep my mind off Illinois football, ya know?
Stanford does it. So does Michigan. Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt do it, too.
Things Illini Nation learned this past week: 1) Ron Zook now works for a bank, and 2) Mike Thomas is willing to invest time in rebutting him.
With Lunt now officially an Illini, however, Beckman has in his program a quarterback who’s probably Illinois’ best – on paper, at least – since former pro Kurt Kittner. But the looming question hanging above Lunt’s transfer is will Beckman ever get a chance to actually coach the QB in a real game?
In the entire country, there is no nonconference college basketball rivalry better than Illinois-Missouri. But in all of America, there was no nonconference college football rivalry worse than Illinois-Missouri.