This is the second in a series of mock drafts for the Chicago Bears leading up to the NFL Draft April 25-27.
Illinois had been waiting almost three weeks for injured quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to play again.
Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois’ first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA 20-14 in the Fight Hunger Bowl.
Wisconsin’s offense was sputtering and pesky Illinois looked primed to end its losing streak when Badgers coach Bret Bielema made his team a bold locker room promise.
By DAVID MERCER Associated Press Writer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The annual battle between Ohio State and Illinois for the wooden turtle known as the Illibuck has in recent years been decided on the ground. […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Vic Koenning talks defense in his own brand of coaching maxims, borrowing liberally from Vince Lomardi and Al Davis, and delivering it all in a dry Oklahoma twang. He wants his players […]