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Coleman commits to Illinois

Guard from Indiana is third commitment for Illini in 2015 class

Coleman commits to Illinois
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Tate: Illini star in late show once again

Tate: Illini star in late show once again

One of these days, the Jekyll-and-Hyde act will catch up to Illinois. But that day wasn't Saturday.

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In the grand scheme of things ... Illinois can't keep playing catchup

In the grand scheme of things ... Illinois can't keep playing catchup

Bob Asmussen is in his 26th year covering college football for The News-Gazette. Here are his thoughts and observations after the fourth week of the college football season.

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Sunday Conversation: Sean Frazier

Sunday Conversation: Sean Frazier

Northern Illinois' AD talks with Bob Asmussen about an ad recently taken out in Chicago newspapers, former Huskie coaches, the MAC and more.

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Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:46pm

With Coleman in, who's next?

With Coleman in, who's next?

Coleman’s pledge adds a ball-handling guard to the 2015 class, something the Illini desperately sought. It still leaves room for another guard, in particular Jawun Evans, the point guard from Texas whom the Illini are still hard after. John Groce and Co. were in Dallas making a home-visit with the five-star guard.


Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:49am

MJ's minute: Sept. 23, 2014

Beat writer Marcus Jackson weighs in on Jalen Coleman's commitment to Illinois - and how much momentum it gives John Groce's program.

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Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:15pm

What does Jalen Coleman's commitment mean?

What does Jalen Coleman's commitment mean?

Ask our beat writer ahead of his weekly chat.  


Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:48am

2005 Illini a part of Sports Illustrated bracket

2005 Illini a part of Sports Illustrated bracket

Magazine looking to find the best college basketball team never to win an NCAA title


Sat, 09/20/2014 - 11:20pm

Football pick 'em Week 5: Nebraska

Football pick 'em Week 5: Nebraska

Time for the battle of corn.


Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:05pm

Monday notes: Thomas OK, Reisner to kick, WR could play

Monday notes: Thomas OK, Reisner to kick, WR could play

The shoes David Reisner wore on Saturday at Memorial Stadium elicited some conversation. Almost the same amount bestowed on the new Illini kicker for his performance on the field.


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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 W 42-35
    Sept. 27 at Nebraska - 8pm, 8 p.m., BTN
    Oct. 4 vs. Purdue - 11 a.m. ESPN2
    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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