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SportsTalk 9-23-14

SportsTalk 9-23-14: Play now!

Steve and Brian have coverage of the day's sports news, great guests, and insightful analysis.  Tonight, Marcus Jackson breaks down the Coleman decision and the gang talks with Nebraska radio man Greg Sharpe.

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Sept. 26 Nebraska chat

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

College football writer Matt Daniels will chat live from the great state of Nebraska on Friday ahead of the Illini kicking off Big Ten play Saturday night in Lincoln. Why hasn't Illinois started out stronger in games? How's recruiting? Will Geronimo Allison play? What's he think about Jalen Coleman committing? Anything is fair game in his weekly give and take.

Tate: Abdullah could spell trouble

With less than 30 seconds showing in a 24-24 deadlock with McNeese State Sept. 6, a 5-foot-9 Alabaman who plays for Nebraska gathered in a short toss near the line of scrimmage.

News-Gazette SportsPage 9-22-14

News-Gazette SportsPage 9-22-14: Play now!

Join the News-Gazette sports writers as they broadcast from the Esquire in downtown Champaign and discuss the latest in Illini sports.

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Monday Rewind: Plays of the Game Texas State

The script has become familiar for the Illini.  Fall behind in the first half, come back in the fourth quarter.  But this game also included the first-ever weather delay at Memorial Stadium, delaying the game for two hours in the middle.  After the delay, the Illini performed better on both sides of the ball, giving me quite a few options for our

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

 

Tim Beckman weighed in Monday ahead of Saturday night’s Big Ten opener at Nebraska. Here are three items that caught the ear of beat writer Matt Daniels: 

09-22-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

09-22-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Play now!

09-22-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Jim Turpin and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks after Illinois win over Texas State.

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Illinois-Purdue time set

A time and television network for the Illinois-Purdue game was announced on Monday.

The Illini will host the Boilermakers at 11 a.m. on Oct. 4, with ESPN2 carrying the broadcast.

It's the third home game this season with an 11 a.m. kickoff for the Illini.

A fourth one is already set for Oct. 25 when Illinois hosts Minnesota in the Illini's homecoming game.

Weekend Wrap: DeKalb's Brown dazzles again

Each week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels will recap how commits and targets for Tim Beckman's program fared during the previous weekend's worth of games.

The commits

Monday Morning QB: Dudek stars early

After spending more time watching the radar than football Saturday at Memorial Stadium, beat writer Matt Daniels weighs in on the weekend that was:

— Mike Dudek, the true freshman receiver for Illinois, might have another award coming his way.