Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.
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.
No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.
Get ready for early starts with a pair of 11 a.m. kickoffs to open the season.
Kendrick Perry scored 31 points — including four free throws in the final 25 seconds — as Youngstown State clawed back to hold off Illinois-Chicago 59-56 on Saturday night.
Gary Talton led five players in double figures with 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out eight assists in Illinois-Chicago’s 88-83 triple overtime win against Horizon League foe Youngstown State on Sunday.
Ashen Ward scored 22 points and Youngstown State led by as many as 30 points in a 71-50 trouncing of Illinois-Chicago Saturday night in Horizon League action.
Ashen Ward scored 21 points and Youngstown State used a 5-0 run in the final minute of overtime to sink Loyola of Chicago 68-64 on Thursday night.
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