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Beckman on ALS: 'This personally has touched my life'

Illinois coach Tim Beckman talks before the Illini go through the Ice Bucket Challenge at Camp Rantoul on Monday to spread awareness about ALS. 

Welcome to the Ditman pick ‘em era, Year 2

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Coaches' corner: Greg Colby

RANTOUL — Greg Colby has seen talented defensive players before at Illinois.

After all, he coached Simeon Rice during his first coaching stint with the Illini. He saw Dana Howard and Kevin Hardy up close each practice.

Daniels: A look at the LEOs

Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels gives the inside scoop on how position battles are faring for the Illini during preseason camp. Today’s glance hones in on the LEOs:

Who has left?

Heading home: Five thoughts as Camp Rantoul concludes

The Illinois football team bids farewell to Camp Rantoul tonight. Five items beat writer Matt Daniels learned from the past week in Rantoul:

1. Backup plans

Sunday Conversation: Dave Revsine

You just wrote a book, “The Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation.” Why did you decide to write it?

Loren Tate: Transfer QBs get results

Wes Lunt, lead candidate for Nathan Scheelhaase’s quarterback slot, hasn’t yet attained midseason form, which should be categorized as normal. It’s August, and he’s still evolving in a new system while becoming acquainted with inexperienced receivers.

Cubit gets down to business — on field

RANTOUL — Bill Cubit spent a late-April Friday morning in Philadelphia.

The city carries significant meaning for the Illinois offensive coordinator.

He grew up 10 minutes away in Sharon Hill, Pa. Met his wife, Nancy, when both were still in high school.

Daniels: A look at the defensive tackles

Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels gives the inside scoop on how position battles are faring for the Illini during preseason camp. Today’s glance hones in on the defensive tackles:

Who has left?

Asmussen's AP poll: No pressure, 'Noles

1. Florida State No pressure: just go 15-0 with a giant target on your back