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Football pick 'em Week 4: Texas State

Forget about Washington. How about some Texas State fun facts? Like ... do you remember Mike Schultz?

Illini Sports

Tate: Groce won't keep striking out

Tate: Groce won't keep striking out

John Groce is swinging for the fences. Rejection is inevitable. But one connection is worth it.

Illini Sports

Sunday Conversation: Janet Rayfield

Sunday Conversation: Janet Rayfield

Janet Rayfield shares thoughts on a variety of topics with staff writer Scott Richey.

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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. 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.

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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:11pm

Coach speak: Beckman on injuries, 'grading out'

Coach speak: Beckman on injuries, 'grading out'

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.


Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:30pm

Groce aiming high on recruiting trail

Groce aiming high on recruiting trail

Rejections won’t stop coach from scouting top talent


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:16pm

Volleyball falls to No. 16 nationally

Volleyball falls to No. 16 nationally

A 2-1 weekend pushed the Illini behind a few Big Ten teams.


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:20pm

Miller, Prapassarangkul lead Illini in Minnesota

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.


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:24pm

Lewis-Smallwood closes season with win

Lewis-Smallwood closes season with win

Former Illini Gia Lewis-Smallwood concluded a stellar 2014 season on Saturday.


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:00am

Weekend Wrap: Miller thrives for Bishop Dunne

Weekend Wrap: Miller thrives for Bishop Dunne

Illinois wide receiver commit A.D. Miller was one of a handful of commits who had sterling performances this past weekend. 


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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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