UI roundup: Trudeau arrested for drunk driving

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Former Indianapolis Colts and University of Illinois quarterback Jack Trudeau has been arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated, public intoxication and intimidating a police officer.

Zionsville police say the arrest occurred Sunday night.

Mendenhall hits Hollywood after football

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (via The Associated Press)

For years, former Illini Rashard Mendenhall felt constricted, typecast as a character that didn’t embody who he truly was. Something was missing in what seemed like an otherwise perfect life as an NFL running back.

Tate: QB Club puts Illinois in good light

Who’s counting?

Well, Steve Kelly has done the research and tells me, as I enter my 50th season covering Illini football, that I’m 88 games in the red. That’s minus-88 in nearly a half-century, including minus-13 in just the last three years.

Defensive tackle Jackson commits to Illini

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Dad used to torment Nebraska. Now, Kenyon Jackson will get his chance.

The 6-foot, 295-pound defensive tackle from Little Rock Parkview made a commitment to Tim Beckman’s team on Monday.

Why Illinois?

“They treat everybody like family,” Jackson said. “That set it apart.”

July 29 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:30pm

Beat writer Marcus Jackson is tuned in to all things surrounding John Groce's program. Like ...

What recruit will the Illini land next?

Where will the Illini go in Europe next month? 

How does Jalen Coleman-Lands' injury affect his preparation for the upcoming season?

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(UPDATED) Martinez joining women's basketball staff

CHAMPAIGN — Matt Bollant has known Jody Martinez for more than a decade. He’s seen Martinez coach, seen him interact with his players and seen him succeed.

Martinez has made eight trips to the NAIA National Tournament — seven with Bethel College in his 16 years in Mishawaka, Ind., and last year in his first season at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla.

From the blog: Illini celebs revisited

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Best of teams: No. 13, Arizona State

COACH: Todd Graham

2014 RECORD: 10-3


CIRCLE THE DATE: Sept. 26 vs. Southern Cal

Best of Illini: No. 13, Eaton Spence

No. 13: Eaton Spence, CB