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Bailey's staying put

Sophomore is sticking at quarterback and at Illinois, biding his time until he gets a chance to play.

Bailey's staying put
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Groce aiming high on recruiting trail

Groce aiming high on recruiting trail

Rejections won’t stop coach from scouting top talent

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Loren Tate: Big Ten not matching up nationally

Loren Tate: Big Ten not matching up nationally

In the games that matter — against Notre Dame and the other four top conferences — the Big Ten hasn't delivered early during the college football season.

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MJ's Q&A: Jerry Hester

Twenty years ago, he was a hot-shot recruit coming out of powerhouse Peoria Manual. 

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Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:18pm

How does Bailey rate nationally?

How does Bailey rate nationally?

Illini QB was rated ninth in his class. Others in the Class of 2013 are starters; some have yet to see the field.


Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:28pm

Elite Texas big man Thomas enjoys process

Elite Texas big man Thomas enjoys process

Elijah Thomas already has made official visits to Oklahoma State and LSU, and he has received a few surprises (including one from Les Miles).


Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:53am

Daniels' pick: UI 38, Texas State 28

Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels thinks the Illini will need another fourth-quarter rally to beat Texas State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:29pm

Illini recruit Miller handling everything perfectly

Illini recruit Miller handling everything perfectly

The Dallas Bishop Dunner Catholic wide receiver is dealing with passes thrown his way and recruiting attention in the same manner — successfully


Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:11pm

Big Ten football report: Illini ready to rebound

Big Ten football report: Illini ready to rebound

Say hello to former Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Schultz. Not his fault that the unit didn’t click in his one season. He has rebounded and found a nice job with Texas State's Dennis Franchione.


Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:00am

NIU AD: 'I do things in a class act way'

NIU AD: 'I do things in a class act way'

Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier was asked if he talked to Illinois AD Mike Thomas about an ad that ran in Chicago newspapers calling out the Illini football program.


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    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

    2015

    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

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