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Tight end Johnson doesn't fall far from family tree

The last Illinois football player to score a touchdown entering Saturday’s Big Ten opener at Nebraska isn’t Ke’Shawn Vaughn. Or Malik Turner. Or Kendrick Foster.

Tight end Johnson doesn't fall far from family tree
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Tate: Rushing woes start at QB

Tate: Rushing woes start at QB

Lunt’s immobility adds to troubles.

Illini Sports

Pickett shows promise

Pickett shows promise

Class of 2017 recruit has big things in store for Illini hoops fans.

Prep Sports

Tim Finke diary: first entry

The junior at Champaign Central, a Division I talent, will fill us in about basketball, recruiting and whatever else is on his mind with a monthly diary:

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Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:34pm

Big Ten football glance: Ugly week of conference action

Big Ten football glance: Ugly week of conference action

According to sports editor Matt Daniels, only one of the Big Ten's seven games this weekend is worth your time. Check out the slate.


Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:21pm

Postcard from Bob: This one's for the boss

Postcard from Bob: This one's for the boss

College football writer and Omaha native Bob Asmussen couldn’t wait for the next Illinois game. So, he went home early to cover Saturday’s game in Nebraska, and he’s sending postcards throughout the week.


Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:26pm

Bob Asmussen's Huddle Up (Week 5, 2016)

Bob Asmussen's Huddle Up (Week 5, 2016)

Each week, college football writer — and AP Top 25 and Heisman Trophy voter — Bob Asmussen breaks down the sport he loves.


Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:00am

Raucous Huff Hall not enough as Illini fall to No. 1 Nebraska

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The Illini weren't lacking for home-court advantage on "IlliNOISE Night" Wednesday night, but Nebraska was able to play the silencer.


Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:39pm

Tate: We've been here before

Tate: We've been here before

Sorry Lovie Smith, but first-year struggles for an Illinois football coach is nothing new.


Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:43pm

Postcard from Bob: Hello, Runza

Postcard from Bob: Hello, Runza

Our veteran college football writer and Nebraska native is checking in from his home state ahead of the Illini's Big Ten opener on Saturday at Nebraska.


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    2016 Football Schedule

    Sept. 3, vs. Murray State, W 52-3 | Game Story | Tate Column
    Sept. 10, vs. North Carolina, L 23-48 | Game Story | Tate Column
    Sept. 17, vs. Western Michigan, L 10-34 Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 1, at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 8, vs. Purdue, 2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 15, at Rutgers, 11 a.m.
    Oct. 22, at Michigan, 2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 29, vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    Nov. 5, vs. Michigan State, TBD
    Nov. 12, at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m.
    Nov. 19, vs. Iowa, TBD
    Nov. 26, at Northwestern, TBD

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), TBD
    Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), TBD
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m.
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, TBD
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m.
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, TBD
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, TBD
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.*
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, TBD*
    Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m.
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, TBD+
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, TBD
    Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, TBD
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^
    Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, TBD#
    Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, TBD
    Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, TBD
    Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, TBD
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, TBD
    Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, TBD
    Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, TBD
    Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, TBD
    Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, TBD
    Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, TBD
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, TBD
    Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, TBD
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, TBD
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, TBD
    Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, TBD
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, TBD
    Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, TBD
    March. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, TBD
    March. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, TBD
    *at Brooklyn
    +at Miami
    ^at Chicago
    #at St. Louis