Forget about Washington. How about some Texas State fun facts? Like ... do you remember Mike Schultz?
Twenty years ago, he was a hot-shot recruit coming out of powerhouse Peoria Manual. In 1994, though, social media didn’t exist, and Hester wasn’t constantly in the public eye like many of today’s top high school prospects. The former Illini and current Illini Sports Network analyst takes a look back at his recruitment and gives some insight on a potential future Illinois blue-chip recruit.
Tim Beckman weighed in Monday ahead of Saturday’s kickoff against Texas State. Here are three items that caught the ear of beat writer Matt Daniels.
Rejections won’t stop coach from scouting top talent
A 2-1 weekend pushed the Illini behind a few Big Ten teams.
The Illinois women's golf team had a strong second round in the Minnesota Invite, pushing the team to ninth place ahead of Tuesday's final round.
Former Illini Gia Lewis-Smallwood concluded a stellar 2014 season on Saturday.
Illinois wide receiver commit A.D. Miller was one of a handful of commits who had sterling performances this past weekend.
2014 Football Schedule
|Aug. 30 Illinois vs. Youngstown State W 28-17|
|Sept. 6 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky W 42-34|
|Sept. 13 Illinois at Washington L 19-44|
|Sept. 20 vs. Texas State - 3 p.m., ESPNews|
|Sept. 27 at Nebraska - 8pm, 8 p.m., BTN|
|Oct. 4 vs. Purdue - TBA|
|Oct. 11 at Wisconsin - TBA|
|Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.|
|Nov 1 at Ohio State - 7p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2|
|Nov. 15 vs. Iowa - TBA|
|Nov. 22 vs. Penn State - TBA|
|Nov. 29 at Northwestern - TBA|
|Sept. 5 vs. Kent State|
|Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois|
|Sept. 19 at North Carolina|
|Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee State|
|Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska|
|Oct. 10 at Iowa|
|Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin|
|Oct. 31 at Penn State|
|Nov. 7 at Purdue|
|Nov. 14 vs. Ohio State|
|Nov. 21 at Minnesota|
|Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern|