Illini lose Carter for season

Edwin Carter gave the Illinois offense a spark during Saturday night's eventual 34-14 win against Western Illinois.

But the true freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., won't play again this season for the Illini after suffering a significant knee injury against the Leathernecks, Illinois coach Lovie Smith said on Monday afternoon.

Sept. 12 Illinois basketball, football & volleyball chat

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:30pm

The official start of the 2018-19 basketball season is just 2 1/2 weeks away. Perhaps of more importance heading into that is official visits coming up next weekend for the Illini, with both Terrence Shannon Jr. and Oscar Tshiebwe expected on campus. Can Illinois get some positive momentum going in the 2019 recruiting class with a commitment? Who else remains on Brad Underwood and Co.'s radar?

Illini offense found different rhythm to beat WIU

Freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers II breaks down his Illinois debut before senior wide receiver Sam Mays discusses Rivers' performance and the big plays Edwin Carter and the big hit Carter took.

Slow start, better finish again for Illini

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's 34-14 victory against Western Illinois on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium and how true freshman M.J. Rivers II found his way onto the field as the Illini's No. 2 quarterback.

LIVE! Western Illinois

Illinois 34, Western Illinois 14 — FINAL

The way the end of training camp played out, Illinois would likely turn to a true freshman for its backup quarterback.

Cooney, Illini finish off another unbeaten weekend

CLEVELAND — Megan Cooney moved to outside hitter out of necessity in Illinois’ opening weekend in Colorado. She got more productive from that spot as the Illini started the season with three wins, but it wasn’t her most efficient volleyball.

Illini don't let up in sweeps

CLEVELAND — Chris Tamas had a message for his team after a pair of top 25 wins against Colorado and Washington last weekend in the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge.

Illini basketball TV schedule set

CHAMPAIGN — Two dozen Illinois men's basketball games will be televised on Big Ten Network, Fox Sports 1 or an ESPN property this season, as the full TV coveage schedule — save for the Gavitt Tipoff Games — was released by the Big Ten on Thursday afternoon.

Thomas has left UI football team

CHAMPAIGN — Cam Thomas is no longer on the Illinois football roster. The sophomore quarterback has left the program for "personal reasons" according to a release by the university.

Suspended Illini putting in work

CHAMPAIGN — The indefinite part of the indefinite suspensions for Bennett Williams, Nate Hobbs, Lou Dorsey, Carmoni Green and Deon Pate continues. There’s no telling when those five players — the first three starters for Illinois in 2017 — will return to the field.