Former Illinois great Red Grange still is picking up honors.
The three-time All-America halfback, who led Illinois to the 1923 national championship, recently heads the list as one of the top 10 college football players of the century by Sport magazine.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The football stars seemed all in line for an Illinois win Saturday.
The Illini had two weeks to prepare for the game against Michigan State.
Illinois was coming off its best performance of the season, a 31-16 victory over Indiana.
All the pressure was on the Spartans, who needed to take their final two games for a bowl bid.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Four Michigan natives made the trip to Michigan State with the Illinois football team. One of them might not be back.
Quarterback Jeff Ziegler, a redshirt freshman quarterback from Jackson, said he is considering a transfer. Strongly considering it.
University of Illinois sophomores Adam Tirapelle and Ben King won titles Saturday in the St. Louis Open wrestling tournament.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Three weeks ago, Penn State hurt Illinois quarterback Kirk Johnson. He didn't find out how bad until 13 days later.
Johnson suffered two broken ribs in a 27-0 loss to the Nittany Lions. He didn't even know they were broken as he completed 21 of 28 passes against Indiana.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Like a haymaker to the chops, Ron Turner's Illini absorbed one last stunning reminder Saturday as to the size of the mountain they have to climb.
In 1996 at Spartan Stadium, we saw the beginning of the end for Lou Tepper's regime, Michigan State destroying the UI 42-14 to kick off what ultimately would be an 18-game losing streak.
Being the gunner on a punt team and preaching the Gospel seem like different worlds.
But here's Scott Turner, flying down the football field looking to bust heads each Sunday. And there's Turner speaking to youths and spreading the word.
CHAMPAIGN – Mary Coleman remembers the thrill of high competition, the intensity of NCAA postseason volleyball. As a freshman starter on Illinois' 1995 team, she helped lead the Illini to the tournament.
Following Saturday night's home loss to No. 8 Wisconsin, Coleman said chances of returning are still strong.
CHAMPAIGN – Sergio McClain was wheeling and dealing like he was back at Peoria Manual. The fans were on their feet. The point guard was playing it smart.
Now that's more like it, people.
CHAMPAIGN – Bryan who?
Take a look in this season's Illinois media guide, and there is no profile of a Bryan Campbell.
Nada. Nothing. Zilch.