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2015 Fighting Illini Spring Game

2015 Fighting Illini Spring Game, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Memorial Stadium. The Orange Team defeated the White Team 44-41. 

LIVE! Spring game

White 41, Orange 37. End of third quarter

Illini look to impress during final spring game

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois fans, expect to see a lot of Wes Lunt, Chayce Crouch and Jeff George Jr. on Friday.

The Illini will only have three quarterbacks in action during the annual Orange and Blue scrimmage that gets going at 5 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium. Centennial product Jimmy Fitzgerald (knee) is one of 14 Illini who won’t play because of injuries.

April 20 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:00am

What did our longtime college football writer think about the Illinois performance in the spring game? Who made a move up the depth chart and which position needs the most work? How did the Big Ten coaches come across in their spring football press conference? Any and all topics are in play.

Spring game chat

The annual spring game is nearly here for the Illinois football team.

It's the last of 15 spring practices for Tim Beckman's program before a short break and summer workouts ensue.

Beat writer Matt Daniels is chatting today at 2 p.m., and he'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the Illini.

How are the rosters broken down?

When will Wes Lunt play?

Football adds recruit

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois football received its fourth commitment in its 2016 class when Chicago Phillips linebacker Amani Jones orally committed to the Illini after Thursday night’s practice at Memorial Stadium.

“I am happy to say that I have committed to U of I!!!!,” Jones tweeted Thursday night.

Big Ten East football: Preseason look-ahead

The Big Ten East held its spring football teleconference Thursday. Veteran college football writer Bob Asmussen participated. Here are 10 items that caught his attention:

 

 

Repeat after me

At Florida, Urban Meyer had two chances to win back-to-back national championships. It didn’t work either time.

Tate: UI teams show money doesn't mean wins

We are left to wonder:

Why are University of Illinois men’s spring sports having such success while the school’s teams in the “money sports,” football and basketball, struggle?

Spring football notebook: Starters need to catch up Saturday

Wednesday saw the 13th of 15 spring practices for the Illini. Here are three items that caught beat writer MATT DANIELS’ eye:

— Wednesday was the last practice in pads for Illinois until Saturday’s spring game.

Asmussen: Big Ten nuggets from spring workouts

Ten nuggets from veteran N-G college football writer Bob Asmussen after he participated during Wednesday’s teleconference involving Big Ten West schools:

Difficult time