Tate: I'll take Jeff George

There was a time when Illinois was known for its talent at quarterback.From the day Dave Wilson torched Ohio State in 1980 to Juice Williams' Rose Bowl season of 2007, the man under center often put up prolific numbers.

In this week's podcast, "Tatelines: Unedited," 51-year columnist Loren Tate weighs in on his favorite Illini quarterbacks.

Urbana standout Scott commits to Illini

Urbana senior Arieal Scott has verbally committed to Illinois women's basketball, doing so on Tuesday night and giving new coach Nancy Fahey one of the top shooters in the state and in the Class of 2018.

Scott posted an announcement on her Twitter account late Tuesday night.

Smith: 'Perfect time for a bye'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses his team's bye week, briefly touches on the quarterback situation and finishes with the idea that even more freshmen might find their way onto the field this season than the 18 that already have.

HS Volleyball: B-H/R-A vs. Oakwood

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin vs. Oakwood in a prep volleyball match at Oakwood High School on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Illinois offers 2019 point guard

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois is in the midst of a crucial part of the 2018 recruiting cycle with official visits happening and decisions perhaps being made before November’s early signing period opens.

But that doesn’t mean the Illini aren’t making moves for 2019. They made another late Monday with an offer to four-star Bettendorf, Iowa, guard D.J. Carton.

Sept. 21 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will the bye week make a difference for Illinois football when it returns to action Sept. 29 against Nebraska? Is that a winnable game given the Cornhuskers' struggles? On the high school side, which teams and players are the ones to watch with postseason play approaching? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Sept. 21 Prep sports chat

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:30pm

This week pushes area high school football teams past the halfway point of the season. Some teams are in good position for a postseason berth. Others have work to do. And speaking of the postseason, it's rapidly approaching for every other fall sport. Which of our area teams might have the best shot at some hardware?

Sept. 20 Illinois basketball, football & volleyball chat

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:30pm

Just because it's the bye week for Lovie Smith's Illini doesn't mean there aren't some discussions to be had about the Illinois football team through three games. Quarterback controversy anybody? We'll see.

Lovie adds new QB into the fray

CHAMPAIGN — The Illini started their bye week on Monday. And with the next 11 days before Illinois opens Big Ten play at home against Nebraska likely to include plenty of discussion about quarterback play, they added another one to their roster.

Prep Highlights: Unity has reason to celebrate

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