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LIVE! Illini season opener

Well, the Illini defense outplayed the Illini offense in the first half. At times. Words not spoken much at all last year. But if Wes Lunt and Co. don't get it in gear in the second half, the unfathomable might happen. Illinois might lose to an FCS opponent for the first time. Ever. Illinois lead Youngstown State 7-6 at halftime.

LIVE! Illini season opener
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Q&A with Tim Beckman

Q&A with Tim Beckman

College football writers Bob Asmussen and Matt Daniels sat down with the UI coach before Saturday's season opener.

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Crowd surfing: A closer look at the FBS stadiums

Crowd surfing: A closer look at the FBS stadiums

Before the season starts this week, college football writers Bob Asmussen and Matt Daniels take a closer look at each of the 128 FBS stadiums.

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Fri., Aug 29

Tate: Beckman's time is now

Football coach's bid to survive at Illinois begins Saturday.


Fri., Aug 29

Breaking it down: UI-Youngstown State

College football writer Matt Daniels takes an in-depth look at the projected starters.


Fri., Aug 29

Final Word: Wolford glad to be back

Youngstown State coach has fond memories of Memorial Stadium.


Fri., Aug 29

Wave of energy carries volleyball

Illini sweep season-opening match against Long Beach State.


Thu., Aug 28

The savior?

Said Andy Lunt, Wes’ father: “We were all excited when we found out he was starting. We all knew it was something he really wanted. He has loved Illinois his whole life.”


Thu., Aug 28

Brunson seeks strong bond

Five-star point guard's relationship with coaching staff, potential teammates will weigh heavily on his decision.


Thu., Aug 28

Recruiting: Brown on fast track

DeKalb senior running back seeks big season before joining Illini this winter.


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2014 Football Schedule

Aug. 30 vs. Youngstown State, 11 a.m., BTN
Sept. 6 vs. Western Kentucky, 11 a.m., BTN
Sept. 13 at Washington , 3 p.m., Fox
Sept. 20 vs. Texas State - TBA
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

2015

Sept. 5 vs. Kent State
Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois
Sept. 19 at North Carolina
Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee
Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska
Oct. 10 at Iowa
Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin
Oct. 31 at Penn State
Nov. 21 at Minnesota
Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern

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