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Illini lose football commit to Miami

CHAMPAIGN — Offensive line is a priority for Illinois football in the 2019 recruiting class. Adding depth is key. The Illini lost some of that Monday morning when three-star center Jakai Clark flipped his commitment to Miami.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Dec. 9, 2018

Martin O'DonnellIf fans were asked to name the top three players from the 2007 Illinois football team, chances are Martin O'Donnell's name might not often be mentioned.

Dec. 10 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 11:00am

Who will be the next commitment for the Illinois football team? What position does the staff most need to address before the early signing date? What are Lovie Smith's options to be the next defensive coordinator?

For the answers to these questions, or anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime Illinois football beat writer.

Locksley tapped as Maryland's head football coach

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Mike Locksley is returning home. 

The University of Maryland named Locksley as its new head football coach, the school announced on Tuesday night. 

Charges against UI football player dismissed

URBANA — A Champaign County prosecutor Tuesday dismissed domestic-battery charges against a University of Illinois football player.

Assistant State's Attorney Brooke Hinman said she dismissed three misdemeanor counts against Olalere Oladipo, 20, after both the alleged victim and a witness who called police changed their stories.

Asmussen | Illini great Howard in NYC for Hall of Fame induction

To borrow from one of my favorite shows: Live from New York, it's Dana Howard.

The former Illini linebacker is taking the Big Apple by storm this week. With a whole bunch of helpers.

The latest Illinois inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, Howard is in New York for the National Football Foundation awards dinner tonight.

Another Illini football player transfers

Illinois junior offensive lineman Adam Solomon is the latest to leave Lovie Smith's program.

The Indianapolis product took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to announce his departure.

In a lengthy post, Solomon thanked his former teammates.

"Without your support, I would not be the man that I am today," Solomon wrote.

Solomon has already earned his accounting degree.

Asmussen | Banquet caps Illinois football season

I could have skipped the Illinois football banquet Sunday. There were plenty of other things to do: go get a Christmas tree, clean my office, watch ESPN's endless bowl countdown, listen to Brian Barnhart call the Illinois men's basketball game.

Tate | Illinois on wrong side of recent football history

It was shivering cold outside the Illini football locker room at Northwestern in 1987 when coach Mike White walked up and whispered in my ear:

"This was bad. If you want to call for my resignation, go ahead. I deserve it."

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore | Dec. 2, 2018

When his college eligibility ran out following the 2001 Illini football season, only three names preceded Rausell "Rocky" Harvey's on Illinois' career rushing list: Robert Holcombe, Thomas Rooks and Jim Grabowski.

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