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Florida receiver picks Illini

Ricky Smalling, Mikey Dudek and friends are getting some help.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood receiver Edwin Carter is the latest player to commit to Illinois.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder is a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com. He is the 15th player to commit to Lovie Smith's program.

California defender commits to Illini

Ask college football writer Bob Asmussen about Illinois football during his chat here

The Illinois football commitment list is back to 14 after California defensive back Delano Ware announced his commitment Sunday.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Ken Braid

Forty-four years ago today, Ken Braid became the eighth recipient of the University of Illinois football program's Bruce Capel Award, an honor presented to the most courageous Fighting Illini player.

How N-G football writer Bob Asmussen voted

Illinois football beat writer Bob Asmussen is a longtime Heisman voter. He had to keep his ballot to himself until today. Here's who Asmussen voted for:

Dec. 11 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Who will be the next commit to the Illinois football class? How many players will Lovie Smith sign on Dec. 20? Where will the Illini finish in Big Ten and national recruiting rankings?

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

Whitman, Lovie looking to future

CHAMPAIGN — There were no long-winded speeches. The pats on the back were kept to a minimum. And the entire event was done in 90 minutes.

The Illinois football team said goodbye to 10 seniors Sunday at its annual banquet. The dinner, held at the I Hotel, opened with a talk from athletic director Josh Whitman.

His message after a 2-10 season?

AD: 'Let's not accept where we are'

CHAMPAIGN — There were no long-winded speeches. The pats on the back were kept to a minimum. And the entire event was done in 90 minutes.

The Illinois football team said goodbye to 10 seniors Sunday afternoon at its annual banquet. The dinner, held at the I Hotel, opened with a talk from athletic director Josh Whitman.

His message after a 2-10 season?

Dec. 4 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:00am

How was the Illini football banquet? Are any more players on the way out? What is the top recruiting priority for Lovie Smith?

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

Dec. 3 Asmussen Top 25

Illinois football beat writer Bob Asmussen is a voting member of The Associated Press Top 25 panel. Here is this week's ballot:SCHOOL   PREV.
1. Clemson   3
2. Oklahoma   2
3. Georgia   5
4. Ohio State   6
5. Alabama   7
6. Wisconsin   1
7. Central Florida   8

Tate: A trying time

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." — Thomas Paine