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Lovie 'laying the groundwork'

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman said Monday that rebuilding Illinois football will take time, but has confidence that Lovie Smith is the right man for the job.

Lovie 'laying the groundwork'
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The report cards are in

The report cards are in

The News-Gazette sports staff grades each of the Illini's 19 teams:

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Brad Underwood: The podcast

Brad Underwood: The podcast

Recruiting will consume most of July for coaching staff, but Illini still getting workouts in

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Lou & Loren: The podcast

Lou & Loren: The podcast

How does Lou Henson want to be remembered? "Just as a pretty good basketball coach and a nice guy." 

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Mon, 07/24/2017 - 6:52pm

Illinois at Big Ten Media Day

Hear from Illinois coach Lovie Smith and seniors Malik Turner, Jaylen Dunlap and Christian DiLauro on a wide range of topics during the Illini's appearance at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago on Monday. 

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Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:43pm

LIVE! Big Ten Media Days

LIVE! Big Ten Media Days

Consider the 2017 football season underway with the Big Ten's annual opening event in Chicago. Up today: Illinois' Lovie Smith.


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:00am

Big Ten off and running

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Bob Asmussen, along with 37 other media types who cover the league, took part in a preseason football poll


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:00am

Top 50 most important Illini No. 7: Christian DiLauro, OL

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Our countdown continues


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 7:00am

Top 50 teams in 2017: No. 7: Michigan

Our countdown continues


Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:00am

Illinois football: Prepping for their closeup

Illinois football: Prepping for their closeup

Christian DiLauro, Jaylen Dunlap and Malik Turner will represent Illinois at Big Ten media days. Staff writer SCOTT RICHEY caught up with the Illini trio before they left for Chicago.


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    2017 Football Schedule

    Sep. 2 Illinois vs. Ball State, 11 a.m.
    Sep. 9 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky, 7 p.m.
    Sep. 15 Illinois at South Florida, 6 p.m.
    Sep. 29 Illinois vs Nebraska, 7 p.m.
    Oct. 7 Illinois at Iowa, 11 a.m.
    Oct. 14 Illinois vs Rutgers, TBA
    Oct. 21 Illinois at Minnesota, 2:30/3 p.m.
    Oct. 28 Illinois vs Wisconsin, 11 a.m.
    Nov. 4 Illinois at Purdue, TBA
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. Indiana, TBA
    Nov. 18 Illinois at Ohio State, TBA
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs Northwestern, TBA

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), W 82-75
    Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), 7 p.m. W 95-51
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m. W 81-62
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, 5 p.m. W 79-64
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m. W 112-65
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. W 89-69
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m. L 84-80
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.* L 57-89
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. L 72-61
    Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m. W 87-74
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, 2 p.m. W 64-46
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m. W 85-77
    Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. W 92-73
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^ W 75-73
    Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, 6 p.m. W 75-66
    Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, 4 p.m. L 59-84
    Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. W 75-70
    Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, 4 p.m. L 80-96
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. W 85-69
    Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. L 56-62
    Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, 6 p.m. L 68-91
    Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, 1:15 p.m. L 57-66
    Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, 8 p.m. W 76-64
    Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. L 67-71
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. L 43-57
    Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m. L 59-68
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 68-61
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, 1 p.m. L 70-83
    Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m. W 70-66
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 66-50
    Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m. W 73-57
    Mar. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, W 73-70
    Mar. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, L 59-62
    Mar. 9 Michigan vs Illinois, L 75-55
    Mar. 14 Illinois vs Valparaiso, W 82-57
    Mar. 20 Illinois vs Boise State, W 71-56
    Mar. 22 Central Florida vs Illinois, L 68-58
    *at Brooklyn
    +at Miami
    ^at Chicago
    #at St. Louis