Big Ten update: Illinois QB situation will be scrutinized

Each week, we’ll gauge Tim Beckman’s promise of turning Illinois football into a consistent winner:

Jordan, Williams set to enjoy UI visits

CHAMPAIGN — Aaron Jordan has been on campus so often he could probably give the official UI tour guides the rundown of the must-see stops at Illinois.

Making their mark: Illinois commits prepare for postseason

Dre Brown, RB, DeKalb
So far ... has helped the Barbs to 8-0 record, rushing for more than 100 yards in each game.
Tonight ... Brown and DeKalb will try to keep their unbeaten season alive at home against Geneseo.

Ferguson ready for heavy lifting

CHAMPAIGN — Robert Holcombe won’t need to worry about Josh Ferguson breaking his single-game rushing attempt record on Saturday against Minnesota.

Nor should Antoineo Harris, Rocky Harvey or Howard Griffith fret of having Ferguson’s name appear before theirs on this particular list.

SportsTalk 10-23-14

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Brian Moline hosts the Thursday edition of Sports Talk 10-23-14. With interviews with Kevin Hambly, Fred Kroner, and Janet Rayfield.


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Daniels' pick: Minnesota 34, UI 23

Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels thinks Minnesota running back David Cobb will prove too difficult for the Illini to stop during Saturday's homecoming game at Memorial Stadium.

Today's chat: Of McClain, recruits and a backup center

Plenty of questions about John Groce's miss on Elijah Thomas - and others - in today's chat. Here's a sample:

Why do you think Groce is having a hard time receiving a commitment from a PG?

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

AARON BEARD, Associated Press
EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Celebrating Coach McClain

Here is one place for all our coverage from the celebration of the life of Wayne McClain.

Prep football statistics after Week 8

Player,School    Att    Yrds    TD    AVG
D. Powell, B-H    131    1465    12    11.2
T. White, Unity    141    1382    22    9.8