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Bowl breakdown: Is it worth the trip?

Of the Illini’s recent bowl games, the most tickets were sold to the Rose (25,098), but the university was committed to 26,272. That left the UI to absorb $158,490 total for unsold tickets. The total cost of tickets absorbed for the Kraft bowl reached $107,020.

Bowl breakdown: Is it worth the trip?
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Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Oft-criticized coordinator keeps his focus on the games

Local

Sunday Conversation: Mike Thomas

Sunday Conversation: Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas, who turned 55 on Saturday, is off to Dallas this week ahead of Tim Beckman’s team playing Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. It’s the first bowl trip for Thomas at Illinois since 2011.

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Going bowling: Predictions for all the games

Going bowling: Predictions for all the games

College football writers Bob Asmussen and Matt Daniels hit the lanes recently at Old Orchard in Savoy. Here are their predictions for the 38 bowl games, including the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and the national title game.

Top Sports

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:14pm

Fantastic five: The moments that sent Illinois bowling

Fantastic five: The moments that sent Illinois bowling

Matt Daniels takes a look at the five most important regular-season moments for Tim Beckman's group, ranging from early-season events to last-minute heroics.


Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:58pm

Tate: Lack of reserves creates worry for O-line

Tate: Lack of reserves creates worry for O-line

Illinois will roll with just seven offensive linemen for the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Friday, as injuries, departures and redshirts have left few in position to play.


Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:00am

Counting down the Top 10

Counting down the Top 10

Which Illinois player leads our list of most valuable? We asked beat writer Matt Daniels to decide the 10 Illini who best fit this description ahead of Friday's Heart of Dallas Bowl against Louisiana Tech. 


Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:18pm

WBB preview: Murray State rounds out nonconference slate

WBB preview: Murray State rounds out nonconference slate

Scott Richey provides lineups and what to expect when the Illini women meet up with Murray State on Monday.


Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:02pm

Rice saves Illini again

Rice saves Illini again

Centennial grad knocks down buzzer-beater for Braggin' Rights victory


Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:08pm

Tate: Rice put in position to succeed

Tate: Rice put in position to succeed

And Illini senior comes through in the clutch in Braggin' Rights win


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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 L 14-45
    Oct. 4 vs. Purdue L 38-27
    Oct. 11 at Wisconsin L 28-38
    Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota W 28-24
    Nov 1 at Ohio State L 55-14
    Nov. 15 vs. Iowa L 30-14
    Nov. 22 vs. Penn State W 16-14
    Nov. 29 at Northwestern W 47-33

    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

    Podcasts

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 7 Illinois vs. Quincy W 91-62
    Nov. 14 Illinois vs. Georgia Southern W 80-71
    Nov. 16 Illinois vs. Coppin State W 114-56
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Austin Peay, W 107-66
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. Brown W 89-68
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Indiana State W 88-62
    Nov. 28 Illinois vs. Baylor W 62-54
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Miami L 70-61
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. American W 70-55
    Dec. 9 Illinois vs. Villanova L 73-59
    Dec. 13 Illinois vs. Oregon  L 77-70
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. Hampton, 6pm ESPNU
    Dec. 20 Illinois vs. Missouri, 1pm ESPN2
    Dec. 27 Illinois vs. Kennesaw State, 8pm
    Dec. 30 Illinois at Michigan, 2pm ESPN2
    Jan. 3 Illinois at Ohio State, 2:30pm ESPN2
    Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Maryland, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 11 Illinois at Nebraska, 7:30pm BTN
    Jan. 14 Illinois at Northwestern, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 18 Illinois vs. Indiana, 12pm BTN
    Jan. 21 Illinois vs. Purdue, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 24 Illinois at Minnesota, 1:15pm BTN
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs Penn State, 12pm BTN
    Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers, 8:30pm BTN
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Michigan State, 11am ESPN/2
    Feb. 12 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8pm ESPN/2
    Feb. 15 Illinois at Wisconsin, 12pm CBS
    Feb. 22 Illinois vs. Michican State, 6:30pm BTN
    Feb. 25 Illinois at Iowa, 8pm BTN
    Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 6pm BTN
    Mar. 4 Illinois vs. Nebraska, 9pm BTN
    Mar. 7 Illinois at Purdue, 3:30pm BTN