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Tate | Illini suffer another tough loss at Soldier Field

Tate | Illini suffer another tough loss at Soldier Field

If, as might happen, someone brainstorms the idea of moving the Sept. 10 Virginia game — or any game — to Soldier Field, please, Josh Whitman, decline ... don't answer the phone ... quench the temptation. Stay home.

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Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Sept. 16, 2018

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Sept. 16, 2018

In 1982, four of Illinois’ six home games were sellouts, pushing the average to 70,785, another record. During the magical 1983 season, UI’s venerable football arena averaged nearly 104 percent of capacity (73,871).

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UI's Chief Illiniwek report: Develop new traditions but honor divisive past

UI's Chief Illiniwek report: Develop new traditions but honor divisive past

With a focus on finding common ground, it also calls on the campus to teach people about Native American history and imagery and continue a dialogue with alumni and other groups to build 'understanding and respect.'

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Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:01pm

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Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:00am

Kane, Higgs learning ropes; Fisher star added to roster

Kane, Higgs learning ropes; Fisher star added to roster

Former News-Gazette All-Area pick Zach Griffith joins team as a sophomore walk-on.


Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:00am

Status unclear for Bush Jr. against Penn State

Status unclear for Bush Jr. against Penn State

If the graduate transfer quarterback is healthy, he will play.


Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:00am

Asmussen | Suspended Illini due to return

Asmussen | Suspended Illini due to return

Five suspended players — including three 2017 starters — are expected back for Penn State.


Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:00am

Defense carries Bears to first win of Nagy era

Defense carries Bears to first win of Nagy era

Trey Burton and the Bears held on for a 24-17 victory Monday night over the Seahawks at Soldier Field. Sports copy editor Jordan J. Wilson weighs in on the Bears:


Mon, 09/17/2018 - 2:00pm

'Biggest weekend ever'

'Biggest weekend ever'

Men's coach Brad Underwood will host E.J. Liddell, Terrence Shannon Jr. and Oscar Tshiebwe on official visits. Women's coach Nancy Fahey will have Brea Beal, Klarke Sconiers and Jeanae Terry on campus for official visits of their own.


Mon, 09/17/2018 - 6:59pm

Illini offense has room to grow

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses his still young offensive line and the growth process for his entire offense as the season progresses.

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    2018 Football Schedule

    Sep. 1 Illinois vs. Kent State W 31 - 24
    Sep. 8 Illinois vs. Western Illinois W 34 - 14
    Sep. 15 Illinois vs. South Florida L 19 - 25
    Sep. 21 Illinois vs. Penn State (8 pm CT, FS1)
    Oct. 6 Illinois at Rutgers
    Oct. 13 Illinois Homecoming vs. Purdue (2:30 pm CT, BTN)
    Oct. 20 Illinois vs. Wisconsin (11 am CT, BTN)
    Oct. 27 Illinois at Maryland
    Nov. 3 Illinois vs. Minnesota, Memorial Stadium
    Nov. 10 Illinois at Nebraska
    Nov. 17 Illinois vs. Iowa, Memorial Stadium
    Nov. 24 Illinois at Northwestern

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 2 Illinois vs. Illinois Wesleyan
    Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Evansville, SFC
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Georgetown, SFC
    Nov. 19 Illinois vs. Gonzaga, Hawaii, ESPN2
    Nov. 20 Illinois vs. Arizona/Iowa State, Hawaii, ESPN2
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Auburn/Duke/San Diego State/Xavier
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Mississippi Valley State, SFC
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Notre Dame
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska
    Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Ohio State
    Dec. 8 Illinois vs. UNLV, SFC
    Dec. 15 Illinois vs. East Tennessee State, SFC
    Dec. 22 Illinois vs. Missouri, St. Louis
    Dec. 29 Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic, SFC
    Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Indiana
    Jan. 6 Illinois vs. Northwestern
    Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Michigan, SFC
    Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Minnesota, SFC
    Jan. 20 Illinois vs. Iowa
    Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, SFC
    Jan. 26 Illinois vs. Maryland
    Jan. 30 Illinois vs. Minnesota
    Feb. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska, SFC
    Feb. 5 Illinois vs. Michigan State, SFC
    Feb. 9 Illinois vs. Rutgers, SFC
    Feb. 14 Illinois vs. Ohio State
    Feb. 18 Illinois vs Wisconsin
    Feb. 23 Illinois vs. Penn State, SFC
    Feb. 27 Illinois vs. Purdue
    Mar. 3 Illinois vs. Northwestern, SFC
    Mar. 7 Illinois vs. Indiana, SFC
    Mar. 10 Illinois vs. Penn State