Late surge lifts Illini

FINAL: Illinois 28, Youngstown State 17

CHAMPAIGN (AP) — It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener.

Lunt threw three late touchdowns for Illinois. The second was a 15-yarder to running back Josh Ferguson that put Illinois up for good 21-17.

Preseason POY: Centennial's Jimmy Fitzgerald

CHAMPAIGN — The Twin City pas­sing record is in jeopardy.


For the third straight season.

Gotta recruiting question? Ask it here and our blogger will deal with it in today's chat

Brunson seeks strong bond

CHAMPAIGN — When he was bored and had little else going on as a seventh-grader in Charlottesville, Va., Jalen Brunson would call Carl Brown and ask the same question each time.

Recruiting: Brown on fast track

DeKALB — Dre Brown committed to Illinois last March but didn’t think about enrolling early at Illinois. At the time.

Football ready to unveil new look

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois could wear a different football uniform for every game this season.

And not sport the same look through next season, too.

Sports Talk 8-27-14

Sports Talk 8-27-14: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson talk with Illini golf coach Mike Small and with Todd Lindsey from the Illini QB Club, and they listen to Illini football coach Tim Beckman and to Youngstown State football coach Eric Wolford.


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MJ's minute: Aug. 27, 2014

Marcus Jackson breaks down Jalen Brunson's visit to campus.

Chat recap: Jalen Brunson's trip to C-U

Basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson answered a bunch of questions during today's online chat, from Jalen Brunson's visit to the Illini's NCAA tournament chances - read the transcript here

MJ college basketball chat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:30pm

Ask our beat writer about Jalen Brunson's visit, the schedule and Darius Paul during his weekly chat on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.