Football

Football

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Happy 40th birthday, Kiwane Garris!

Sixty-eight years ago Sunday, Illinois’ football team kicked off a highly successful season with a 33-7 victory against the Pitt Panthers. An Illini squad with war veterans found Pittsburgh’s Pitt Stadium considerably friendlier than Iwo Jima and Okinawa and ruined rookie coach Wes Fesler’s Panthers coaching debut.

Sunday Conversation: Sean Frazier

In full-page ads that ran in the Chicago newspapers, the Northern Illinois Foundation called itself “Chicago’s Big-Time College Football Team”

Illinois vs. Texas State Local Pregame 9-20-14

Illinois vs. Texas State Local Pregame 9-20-14: Play now!

Illinois vs Texas State local pregame show with Steve Kelly presented by Financial Advisor Paul Reudi. 9-20-14

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Saturday SportsTalk 9-20-14

Saturday SportsTalk 9-20-14: Play now!

Steve Kelly hosts Saturday Sports Talk 9-20-14. Talking with Paul Klee, Malcolm Moran, Brad Sturdy, Brant Freeman, Janet Rayfield, and Mike Thomas.

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UI Football vs Texas State

The Illini football team moves to 3-1 with a 42-35 win over Texas State at Memorial Stadium in Champaign Saturday September 20, 2014.

Final Word: Allison to miss game vs. Texas State

CHAMPAIGN — The top Illinois wideout this season will miss the first game of his career Saturday.

Breaking it down: UI-Texas State

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Illinois

No.    Name    Ht.    Wt.    Class    Hometown    

12    Wes Lunt    6-5    225    So.    Rochester

Texas State

Loren Tate: Illini in rush to get better

“At the very least, we want to keep opponents honest with our ability to run the football.”

— UI offensive coordinator Bill Cubit

Q&A with V'Angelo Bentley

He is one of the most dangerous returners in the country, ranking in the top 50 nationally for bringing back kickoffs and punts. But there is much more to V’Angelo Bentley, who is a starting cornerback on Tim Banks’ defense. Staff writer Bob Asmussen sat down with Bentley this week: