Tale of the tape: UI-Nebraska

A lot has changed in the past 29 years since Nebraska last visited Champaign to play a football game, which the Cornhuskers easily won 59-14 in the ‘86 season. Before Herbie Husker, the Nebraska marching band and Mike Riley’s Cornhuskers take the field, a side-by-side comparison
of the two since that game on Sept. 20, 1986:

National titles
Illinois: 0

PODCAST: Sports Talk 10-01-15

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After giving the latest in sports news, Steve chats with Nebraska's PBP announcer Greg Sharpe, then to Doug Bucshon (Orange and Blue News/, and finally with Parkland's Volleyball Coach, Cliff Hastings.


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Illinois-Nebraska kickoff time moved

The start time for Illinois and Nebraska on Saturday has moved because of the potential effect of Hurrican Joaquin out on the east coast causing a change in another Big Ten start time.

The Illini and Cornhuskers will kick off at 3 p.m. instead of 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, with BTN still televising the game between Illinois and Nebraska.

Chief critic calls on UI to sever ties

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CHAMPAIGN — Chief Illiniwek merchandise is back — online at least — as it has been almost every year since the former University of Illinois symbol was officially "retired."

Red-dy or not, here they come

CHAMPAIGN — There will be some red at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Just not as much as you might have heard.

Illinois ticket manager Jason Heggemeyer said Wednesday he expects Nebraska to have 5,000 to 7,000 fans in the building for the game against Illinois.

Tate: These aren't your parents' Cornhuskers

From the days of 1983 Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier through last year’s super-back Ameer Abdullah — and including the likes of infamous Lawrence Phillips (now in prison) and Packers all-time leading rusher Ahman Green — Nebraska established a reputation for a crushing ground attack.

PODCAST: Sports Talk 9-30-15

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Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson listen to Illini QB Wes Lunt and to Illini head football coach Bill Cubit, and they talk with Illini men's basketball head coach John Groce and with Todd Lindsey from the Ui QB Club, and they chat with Dave Loane before tonight's volleyball game at Wisconsin.


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A shout-out for Illini's Mandarin announcers

The call — in Mandarin Chinese — of the missed field goal attempt by Middle Tennessee is creating serious social media buzz. 

Oct. 2 Illinois football chat

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 2:00pm

Nebraska is coming to Champaign. Although not the intimidating foe of years past, the Illini have still struggled mightily against the Cornhuskers the last two seasons in their Big Ten opener out in Lincoln. Now, Nebraska gets to pay a visit to Memorial Stadium. What can Bill Cubit's team do to keep the game competitive? What were the biggest issues that flared up against Middle Tennessee?