Illini offense has room to grow

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses his still young offensive line and the growth process for his entire offense as the season progresses.

Penn State offense will be a challenge

Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson talks his group's growth, the importance of takeaways and the challenge Trace McSorley and the Penn State offense will present Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

Illinois ready for Friday night lights

Illinois coach Lovie Smith reflects on Saturday's loss to South Florida, looks ahead to playing No. 10 Penn State on Friday night and discusses how his defense is faring in the takeaway battle.

Poulter, Quade earn Big Ten honors

CHAMPAIGN — Jordyn Poulter is quick to point out any individual honor she earns is a direct result of how well her teammates are playing.

Sept. 19 Illinois basketball, volleyball & football chat

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:30pm

Illinois volleyball is still unbeaten with 11 wins and counting after three more this weekend back at Huff Hall. Illinois football ... is not after dropping Saturday's game in Chicago to South Florida. And Illinois basketball? Well, it's right around the corner.

Beyond the arc: ACC tournament returning to D.C.

There’s really no true offseason for college basketball. Here are three things that caught our college basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter’s attention in the last week:


Confidence still high after loss

Illinois linebacker Del'Shawn Phillips, kicker Chase McLaughlin and offensive lineman Nick Allegretti discuss the Illini's 25-19 loss to South Florida on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Illini lose 'tough' game in Chicago

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's 25-19 loss to South Florida at Soldier Field in Chicago.

LIVE! South Florida

South Florida 25, Illinois 19. FINAL

Illinois was one quarter away from its first 3-0 start since 2011.

But the Illini will have to wait another year if they want to reach that accomplishment.