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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:


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.


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


Brattan: No time to waste

New Illinois offensive line coach Tom Brattan met with the media on Wednesday for the first time since Tim Beckman hired the veteran assistant last week.


Get to know your NFL pros

Several former Illini are making or aiming to make careers in the NFL. Take a quick look at where they are heading into team training camps.


Asmussen: Longer title but similar mission for Hood

When Tom Michael took the Eastern Illinois AD job, it left a hole in the Illinois athletic administration. One the size of a basketball arena.

It took about a second to realize the right person for the job was already in place, and the school came to the same logical conclusion.


Sports Talk 7-23-14

Sports Talk 7-23-14: Play now!

Brian Moline and Marcus Jackson talk basketball recruiting with Derek Piper from Future150.com.

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New UI offensive line coach Brattan meets the media

New Illinois offensive line coach Tom Brattan met with the media for the first time since becoming the newest Illini assistant. Here's a sample of what was said.

Videographer/Producer: 
Matt Daniels

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