Mikel Leshoure

Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans celebrates a second quarter touchdown with Arian Foster #23 while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Texans Top Lions 34-31 In OT After Coach’s Mistake

Jim Schwartz threw a challenge flag when he didn’t need to and the Houston Texans made him regret it.


Jim Schwartz. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Silverman: Undisciplined Lions Follow The Lead Of Schwartz

Lovie Smith is never going to offer much when it comes to offering insight on his team’s play.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2012

Mikel Leshoure. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NFL Suspends Former Illini RB Leshoure For 2 games

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was suspended for two games without pay Wednesday and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.u

670 The Score–06/13/2012

Mikel Leshoure. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Police: Mikel Leshoure Tried To Eat Weed To Avoid Bust

Former Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure attempted to eat his stash of marijuana to avoid being busted during a traffic stop in March.

670 The Score–04/02/2012

Ron Zook

Wisch: The Real Reasons Behind Ron Zook’s Rise And Fall

When it comes to the reasons why Illinois’ seventh-year head football coach held on to his job for so long and why he finally lost it on Sunday morning, I can boil Zook’s problems down to just four.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2011

Mikel Leshoure. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Lose Former Illini RB Leshoure For Season

Lions coach Jim Schwartz says running back Mikel Leshoure has a torn Achilles tendon and is out for the year.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Mikel Leshoure

Illinois’ Leshoure Staying Grounded Through Draft Process

As the NFL Draft quickly approaches, more and more mock drafts pile up and more predictions are made about where college football’s best players will end up.

670 The Score–04/13/2011

Mikel Leshoure

Leshoure Still Focused On Being Top RB In Draft

Mikel Leshoure spent three seasons competing with his Fighting Illini teammates against other top college football programs. Now he’s competing against one of the best running backs from the SEC.

670 The Score–04/06/2011

Mikel Leshoure

Leshoure Ready For Illini Pro Day

Mikel Leshoure worked nonstop to prepare for the NFL Combine, and that hard work payed off. Now Leshoure is a day away from his pro day, and another chance to impress the NFL scouts and coaches.

670 The Score–03/15/2011

Mikel Leshoure

Could Leshoure Be The First Running Back Taken In The Draft?

Mikel Leshoure is one of the best running backs in the the history of Fighting Illini football, but just where does he stack up in this year’s NFL Draft.

670 The Score–03/08/2011

Mikel Leshoure

Leshoure: Combine Experience Was ‘A Dream Come True’

Former Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure will check in with the Mully and Hanley Show each week to give updates as he prepares for April’s NFL Draft.

670 The Score–02/28/2011

Mikel Leshoure

Leshoure Officially Declares For NFL Draft

Yesterday, the news broke that linebacker Martez Wilson would be declaring for the NFL Draft. Now it appears his teammate Mikel Leshoure will be joining him.


Martez Wilson

Report: Martez Wilson Headed To NFL, More Illini To Follow?

According to a report, Illinois junior line backer Martez Wilson will declare for the NFL Draft.


Ron Zook

Wisch: One Illini Bowl Game Is Not Enough

Well, I’m back from the Texas Bowl and you can color me orange. And impressed.


Mikel Leshoure

Muller: Illini Could Be In For Special Season In 2011

Winning a bowl game like the Texas Bowl may not be that big of a deal to many who follow college football, but for the University of Illinois fans and Ron Zook, they will gladly take it.


Illinois tight end Evan Wilson (89) holds the trophy after the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game against Baylor, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, in Houston. Illinois beat Baylor 38-14. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

Leshoure’s 3 TDs Help Illinois Beat Baylor

Mikel Leshoure isn’t sure whether he’ll declare for the NFL draft or return to Illinois for his senior season.


Nathan Scheelhaase

Bowl Preview: Illini Ready For Bears

It’s been a streaky season for the Illini. And as much as the Illini would like to cap their up and down season, the dynamic Baylor offense could stand in their way.


Ron Zook (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Falls To Fresno State, 25-23

A Fighting Illini rally fell short Friday night as Illinois fell to Fresno State 25-23, leaving Illinois with a .500 record on the season.


Mikel Leshoure #5 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs past Bryce McNaul #51 of the Northwestern Wildcats on his way to a 339 yard rushing performance during a game played at Wrigley Field on November 20, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Illinois defeated Northwestern 48-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zook Will Help Leshoure If NFL Is Right Move

Illinois football coach Ron Zook says he’s talked with junior tailback Mikel Leshoure about the possibility of leaving for the NFL a year early.

670 The Score–11/30/2010

Pat Fitzgerald

Muller: Fitzgerald And His Wildcats Flourish In ‘Spoiler’ Role

The final week of the 2010 Big Ten football season will be the Northwestern Wildcats toughest game to date.