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Illini football adds three defensive recruits

It was a productive recruiting weekend for the Illinois football program.

Three more players said “Yes” to Illini coach Bill Cubit: College Park (Ga.) linebacker Christion Abercrombie, Conyers (Ga.) safety Evan Jones and Philadelphia defensive end Tymir Oliver.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Jan. 24, 2016

We asked some of Illinois' all-time greats and big-time fans: What's priority No. 1 for the next athletic director?

Sunday Conversation: Wes Lunt

The first day of winter workouts for Wes Lunt and the Illinois football team commenced on Friday. The Illini’s starting quarterback, who enters 2016 with 4,524 career yards, 28 touchdowns and nine interceptions at Illinois, is back in Champaign-Urbana after a holiday break that didn’t feature a bowl game.

UI roundup: Martinez's win streak comes to end

CHAMPAIGN — Defending NCAA wrestling champion Isaiah Martinez saw his 54-match winning streak end, and 11th-ranked Illinois fell 30-15 to top-ranked Penn State on Saturday.

Martinez, ranked first nationally at 157 pounds, was pinned in 4 minutes, 55 seconds by Penn State’s Jason Nolf, who is ranked third nationally.

Tate: George paces AD field, but situation complex

If you know the next UI athletic director, you are more informed than the rest of us.

My take has always been: The quest is running on parallel tracks, one leading to Colorado AD Rick George and the other involving everyone else, mostly those with Illini backgrounds like Josh Whitman, Larry Lubin and Tom Michael.

Allison has big goal in mind

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Geronimo Allison celebrated his birthday this past Monday.  

The former Illinois wide receiver turned 22 years old, and the Florida native was back in his hometown of Tampa.

He wasn’t there, however, just to kick it with old friends.

Jan. 25 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:00am

Is Illinois ever going to hire an athletic director? Is the Illinois football team going to have enough running backs? And what has Tim Beckman been up to lately?

For the answer to these and any other questions you have, check in with our longtime college sports writer. He will tackle any subject.

Illinois recruit decommits

Illinois procured one of the state's top 2016 running backs early on in the recruting process.

On Friday, they lost Kentrail Moran from O'Fallon late in the process. 

UI alum gives trustees an earful over athletics

Hear from UI AD Paul Kowalczyk Saturday at 10 on WDWS.

CHICAGO — Trustees signed off on Bill Cubit's unique contract to continue as football coach for two more years — but not before getting an earful from a former Illini.

Football players try to make impression

Former Illinois running back Josh Ferguson and Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock are teammates on the East squad in Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game and spent the week working together in St. Petersburg, Fla. Sports editor Matt Daniels offers a glimpse of what the Illini who will play in Saturday’s all-star game are thinking on a few select topics ahead of Saturday’s 3 p.m.