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Top receivers a bright spot for Illinois

Top receivers a bright spot for Illinois

CHAMPAIGN | Late in Illinois' win over Texas State last month, Illini receiver Mike Dudek went airborne above a defensive back, pulling in the go-ahead touchdown high over the desperate defender's flailing hands.

October 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Suspended ND players let future be known

Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Suspended ND players let future be known

The aftermath from the Notre Dame academic scandal continued this week.

October 14, 2014 2:07 pm Photos

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Gordon has 4 TDs, Badgers hold off Illini

Gordon has 4 TDs, Badgers hold off Illini

MADISON, Wis. | Melvin Gordon stumbled through the hole with a couple awkward steps, appearing as if he was about to fall face first into the turf.

October 11, 2014 4:11 pm

QB woes could swing Illinois-Wisconsin game

QB woes could swing Illinois-Wisconsin game

Uncertainty at quarterback this late into the season can mean problems for an offense.

October 10, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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BIG TEN WEEK: OK, who had Wildcats-Gophers in 1st-place battle?

BIG TEN WEEK: OK, who had Wildcats-Gophers in 1st-place battle?

A look at what to watch in the Big Ten this weekend:

October 09, 2014 8:30 pm

Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Irish aiming to avoid 'trap game'

Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Irish aiming to avoid 'trap game'

It's the dreaded game before "the game."

October 07, 2014 6:45 pm

Purdue runs past Illinois

Purdue runs past Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Purdue quarterback Austin Appleby's 62-yard run midway through the third quarter was by design, but the sophomore was stunned the hole in front of him didn't snap shut after 4 or 5 yards.

October 04, 2014 5:30 pm

Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Purdue's Hazell searching for answers at QB

Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Purdue's Hazell searching for answers at QB

The quarterback situation at Purdue remains under a dark, gloomy cloud.

September 30, 2014 2:23 pm

Illinois expects Lunt to return against Purdue

Illinois expects Lunt to return against Purdue

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt is expected to return Saturday against Purdue after he was a surprise scratch from the lineup last weekend at Nebraska, coach Tim Beckman said Monday.

September 29, 2014 4:26 pm

Abdullah, No. 21 Nebraska run over Illinois

Abdullah, No. 21 Nebraska run over Illinois

LINCOLN, Neb. | Ameer Abdullah ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, Imani Cross added a career-high 109 yards and a TD, and No. 21 Nebraska beat Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 11:00 pm

No. 21 Nebraska opens Big Ten play against Illini

No. 21 Nebraska opens Big Ten play against Illini

LINCOLN, Neb. | Ameer Abdullah has the third-most rushing attempts in the nation and has touched the ball on one-third of Nebraska's plays from scrimmage.

September 26, 2014 10:59 am

Illinois survives Texas State scare

Illinois survives Texas State scare

CHAMPAIGN | Trying to find a way to help Illinois hold onto a narrow lead Saturday, cornerback V'Angelo Bentley saw his opportunity in a fourth quarter pass thrown a little high.

September 20, 2014 9:57 pm

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Illini look for slow-start fix

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Illini look for slow-start fix

Illinois has been a strong second-half team this season.

September 19, 2014 5:54 pm Photos

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Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Northwestern's Fitzgerald says 'chill out'

Big Ten/Notre Dame Notes: Northwestern's Fitzgerald says 'chill out'

Pat Fitzgerald's hand isn't hovering over the panic button just yet.

September 16, 2014 2:26 pm

Thompson leads Huskies to rout of Illini

Thompson leads Huskies to rout of Illini

SEATTLE | Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.

September 13, 2014 6:39 pm

Illinois leaning on safeties for improved defense

Illinois leaning on safeties for improved defense

CHAMPAIGN | Illinois safety Taylor Barton says he's worked on the moment in practice. His receiver leaves him in the middle of the field and Barton lets him go, standing alone and trying to read the eyes of the quarterback, looking for a chan…

September 09, 2014 5:00 pm

Horrible Saturday night levels Big Ten's bullies

Horrible Saturday night levels Big Ten's bullies

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was talking about his team being shut out for the first time in 30 years.

September 07, 2014 2:55 pm

Illini rally for the second consecutive week

Illini rally for the second consecutive week

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Illinois found itself on Saturday in the same place it was a week ago: down in the second half to the kind of team Big Ten schools schedule with comfortable wins in mind.

September 06, 2014 4:30 pm

Illini, Lunt survive Youngstown scare

Illini, Lunt survive Youngstown scare

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — For almost three full quarters Saturday, Wes Lunt's debut at Illinois was anything but what the quarterback wanted.

August 30, 2014 4:25 pm

Illini, Lunt look to get out of the gate fast

Illini, Lunt look to get out of the gate fast

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | If Illinois is stressing anything before today's opener against Youngstown State, it is the need to start fast.

August 29, 2014 2:27 pm

Illini hope weapons around Lunt an upgrade on 2013

Illini hope weapons around Lunt an upgrade on 2013

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | It was all but a given that Illinois would name Wes Lunt its starting quarterback. What is less certain is the quality of the players around the transfer from Oklahoma State.

August 23, 2014 5:00 pm

Illini hope to turn the corner with new QB

Illini hope to turn the corner with new QB

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Wins have been scarce in Jon Davis' first three seasons at Illinois, just 13 in all. Seven of those came his freshman year.

August 13, 2014 7:00 pm
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