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Our pick to click: Andres Feliz

'He's got an old man's game, and he's got an understanding that goes beyond his years in terms of leadership.' 

Our pick to click: Andres Feliz
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Asmussen | Blowout loss to Purdue puts Illini football's progress in question

Asmussen | Blowout loss to Purdue puts Illini football's progress in question

Porous on defense and listless on offense, the Illini got whipped 46-7 by Purdue after taking an early lead. Now what?

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One-on-one with Josh Whitman: 'You can feel momentum starting to build'

One-on-one with Josh Whitman: 'You can feel momentum starting to build'

Illinois athletic director touts forward progress to longtime Illini beat writer Bob Asmussen

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Shannon committing Nov. 1

Shannon committing Nov. 1

Illinois still in the mix for four-star wing

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Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:05pm

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Mon, 10/15/2018 - 4:56pm

Illini moving on after blowout loss

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith reflects on Saturday's 46-7 loss to Purdue while looking ahead to the challenge the Illini will face this Saturday at No. 23 Wisconsin.

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Mon, 10/15/2018 - 7:00am

Asmussen | Hard work pays off for Hardee

Asmussen | Hard work pays off for Hardee

Ex-Illini thriving in second season with Saints


Mon, 10/15/2018 - 7:00am

Bob Asmussen's Big Ten Power Poll: Oct. 15, 2018

Bob Asmussen's Big Ten Power Poll: Oct. 15, 2018

On Mondays throughout the college football season, our veteran beat writer breaks down his favorite conference.


Sun, 10/14/2018 - 7:00am

Coaches give early thumbs up to 20-game Big Ten schedule

Coaches give early thumbs up to 20-game Big Ten schedule

The consensus Thursday in Rosemont seemed to be in favor of the expanded 20-game Big Ten schedule. Even if that wasn't the first reaction from some of the league's coaches.


Sun, 10/14/2018 - 7:00am

Tipoff: Breaking down the best point guards in the nation

Tipoff: Breaking down the best point guards in the nation

There still might be half a football season yet to play, but our college basketball writer is all in on hoops. Less than a month out from the start of the season, he's breaking down the best players in the nation. This week it's 10 of the best point guards.


Sun, 10/14/2018 - 7:00am

Beyond the arc: Ex-Illini coach Kruger to receive award

Beyond the arc: Ex-Illini coach Kruger to receive award

Former Illinois coach Lon Kruger will be honored with the 2019 John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award during the 5th Annual ESPN College Basketball Awards on April 12, 2019.


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    2018 Football Schedule

    Sep. 1 Illinois vs. Kent State W 31 - 24
    Sep. 8 Illinois vs. Western Illinois W 34 - 14
    Sep. 15 Illinois vs. South Florida L 19 - 25
    Sep. 21 Illinois vs. Penn State L 24 - 63
    Oct. 6 Illinois at Rutgers W 38 - 17
    Oct. 13 Illinois Homecoming vs. Purdue L 7 - 46
    Oct. 20 Illinois vs. Wisconsin (11 am CT, BTN)
    Oct. 27 Illinois at Maryland
    Nov. 3 Illinois vs. Minnesota, Memorial Stadium
    Nov. 10 Illinois at Nebraska
    Nov. 17 Illinois vs. Iowa, Memorial Stadium
    Nov. 24 Illinois at Northwestern

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 2 Illinois vs. Illinois Wesleyan
    Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Evansville, SFC
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Georgetown, SFC
    Nov. 19 Illinois vs. Gonzaga, Hawaii, ESPN2
    Nov. 20 Illinois vs. Arizona/Iowa State, Hawaii, ESPN2
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Auburn/Duke/San Diego State/Xavier
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Mississippi Valley State, SFC
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Notre Dame
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska
    Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Ohio State
    Dec. 8 Illinois vs. UNLV, SFC
    Dec. 15 Illinois vs. East Tennessee State, SFC
    Dec. 22 Illinois vs. Missouri, St. Louis
    Dec. 29 Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic, SFC
    Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Indiana
    Jan. 6 Illinois vs. Northwestern
    Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Michigan, SFC
    Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Minnesota, SFC
    Jan. 20 Illinois vs. Iowa
    Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, SFC
    Jan. 26 Illinois vs. Maryland
    Jan. 30 Illinois vs. Minnesota
    Feb. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska, SFC
    Feb. 5 Illinois vs. Michigan State, SFC
    Feb. 9 Illinois vs. Rutgers, SFC
    Feb. 14 Illinois vs. Ohio State
    Feb. 18 Illinois vs Wisconsin
    Feb. 23 Illinois vs. Penn State, SFC
    Feb. 27 Illinois vs. Purdue
    Mar. 3 Illinois vs. Northwestern, SFC
    Mar. 7 Illinois vs. Indiana, SFC
    Mar. 10 Illinois vs. Penn State