Competition stiff for Moran, other 2016 prospects

The Illini already had to contend with Michigan this offseason when it came to recruiting top running backs from Illinois.

Ty Isaac ultimately picked the Wolverines ahead of Illinois after he transferred from Southern Cal.

Projections have called for O’Fallon running back Kentrail Moran, a Class of 2016 prospect, to become a national recruit.

Tate: Beckman's forecast cloudy with chance of sun

Editor's note: Illini outside linebackers coach Al Seamonson joins Brian Moline and Loren Tate on WDWS' SportsTalk this Saturday.  Tune in at 9 a.m. on 1400-AM or, and call in with your questions at 356-9397 or 1-800-223-9397.


Keeping up with the champions

The 2014 Twin City Championship plays out Saturday at Urbana Country Club and Sunday at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club in Champaign. Staff writer Marcus Jackson caught up with the last three champions for their thoughts:

SportsTalk 7-24-14

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Brian Moline delivers the latest in sports headlines, talks to Bleacher Nation's Brett Taylor about the Cubs, then to Will Leitch (Sports on Earth) about the Cardinals.


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UI trustees OK raise for Groce, increase in State Farm Center budget

CHICAGO — University of Illinois trustees lent their support to the Illinois basketball program Thursday by approving a budget increase to the State Farm Center renovation and a raise for basketball coach John Groce.

Two former Illini chasing the dream

INDIANAPOLIS — This spot on the calendar is an anxious one for NFL rookies.

Training camps are beginning or about to start for all 32 NFL teams.

If you’re not a top draft pick, some sleepless nights can ensue, particularly if you’re still waiting to hear a call from a prospective team.

'Illinois is NOT kentucky'

In Wednesday's chat, UI beat writer Marcus Jackson said Carlton Bragg wouldn't rush his college decision. The Ohio star is considering Illinois, Kentucky and Kansas.

Quickly, Kentucky fans weighed in. A sample:

Asmussen's Top 50: No. 17 North Carolina

Bob Asmussen continues his countdown of his Top 50 college football teams this fall.

No. 17: North Carolina

Coach: Larry Fedora    

2013 record: 7-6

Projected 2014 record: 9-3

Circle the date: Oct. 11 at Notre Dame

17 days to Camp Rantoul

Counting down the 50 most important Illini.

No. 17: Austin Teitsma, DT

What to wear for UI football

Illinois could wear a different uniform for every football regular season game in 2014.

And not wear it twice.

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