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Coach speak: Beckman on using his QBs, Powell's injury

Dual QBs

Like Beckman expressed during the Illini’s off week, the plan is to play two quarterbacks Saturday. Reilly O’Toole and Aaron Bailey are expected to see the field. When, exactly, is the big question.

UI roundup: Viliunas, Stadick receive awards

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois junior setter Alexis Viliunas and sophomore middle blocker Katie Stadick were honored by the Big Ten on Monday after the Illini won last week at Iowa and Nebraska.

Thomas to decide Tuesday; Self and Weber to attend McClain's funeral

Four-star forward Elijah Thomas is set to announce his college decision today, with Illinois among his top five.

During an announcement at 1:30 p.m. from Lancaster High just outside Dallas, the 6-foot-9, 240-pounder will choose between the Illini, LSU, Oklahoma State, SMU and Texas A&M.

Tate: Kill improves another team

He was viewed as a “small-time coach.” Seizures raised questions about his health. He recruited some risky athletes at SIU. His “old school” system wouldn’t work in the big time.

If you doubted Jerry Kill, sprinkle salt and pepper on your crow. This is like watching “Casablanca” over and over. She always gets on the plane.

HS Volleyball: Arcola vs. Uni High

Arcola vs. Uni High in a prep volleyball match at Kenney gym in Urbana on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Football pick 'em Week 8/9 – Minnesota

Lots to digest after this ballgame, but I think this bit of dark humor (which we all need a little bit of from time to time) sums it up…

News-Gazette SportsPage 10-20-14

News-Gazette SportsPage 10-20-14: Play now!

Join the News-Gazette sportswriters as they broadcast from the Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign, discussing the latest in Illini news.

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MJ's minute: Elijah Thomas says no

Basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson maps out Illinois’ next step now that John Groce lost out on Texas big man Elijah Thomas.

10-20-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

10-20-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Play now!

10-20-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Jim Turpin and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Today's program is about the live Wayne McClain.  Guests include Robin McClain and Sergio McClain.

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Weekend Wrap: Running backs stand out

Each week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels will recap how commits and targets for Tim Beckman's program fared during the previous weekend's worth of games.

The commits