Chargers laying it all on the line

CHAMPAIGN – Bad news for Centennial's nine Big 12 Conference opponents on the football field this season.

Tailback Mikel Leshoure says he's more prepared physically for the challenges ahead.

Year of seasoning should be boon to Kyrouac, Central

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign Central quarterback Doug Kyrouac sensed his football team was a bit more prepared mentally for the upcoming season when the Maroons participated in Illinois' 7-on-7 passing tournament earlier this summer.

With a lineup of new faces last fall, Central endured a 2-7 season. Kyrouac, then a freshman, accepted the growing pains typical of someone in his position.