September 2000

September 2000

Illini learn from past mistakes

CHAMPAIGN – Check if this sounds familiar:

– The school is coming off a blowout bowl victory, fueling fan talk of a Big Ten title.

– The school is loaded with award candidates. The Heisman Trophy, Butkus and Lombardi are all a possibility.

Illini looking for bad flicks

CHAMPAIGN – Last year's winning season guarantees one thing for the Illinois football team: no change in its pregame plans.

Illinois coach Ron Turner likes routine so much that it borders on superstitious.

Today''s Matchups

Quarterbacks

Wes Counts has numbers just about as good as Kurt Kittner, until you start looking at TDs and interceptions.

Rossow: Atmosphere at Illinois will improve

The forecast calls for heat usually reserved for pizzas.

The schedule and Las Vegas indicate today's opponent would be better off playing somewhere else in the state, like in Charleston or Normal.

Asmussen: New street, structure greet fans

It isn't the biggest street in Champaign-Urbana. But for the Illinois football program, none is more important.

The sign just went up for Irwin Avenue, which runs between the IMPE building and the north end of Memorial Stadium. The street is the newest memorial to the late Richard and Anne Marie Irwin, longtime Illinois supporters.

Illinois Football 2000: Practice Report

Tube time

   Illinois coach Ron Turner planned to get home Thursday night in plenty of time to see his favorite program: college football.

   He had a particular interest in the 9 p.m. game on ESPN2. Illinois'' next opponent, San Diego State, hosted Arizona State.

Kicking a perfect Fitts

CHAMPAIGN – Steve Fitts never gave himself the chance to think about failure. He doesn't work like that.

Never mind that just two players in the last 50 years of Illinois football managed the double he is about to try.

The News-Gazette Preseason All-Big Ten Team

The News-Gazette Preseason All-Big Ten Team

Illini Insider

ONE TO WATCH

Women's Soccer

6 p.m. Today at Syracuse

Tricia Taliaferro's Illini are off to a 2-0 start as they hit the road. No surprise there. In Illinois' three previous seasons as a varsity program, it opened up 4-0, 5-0 and 5-0.

Big Ten standings

Big Ten standings