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About time: Illini earn first Big Ten home win since '11

CHAMPAIGN — Austin Teitsma’s grin consumed seemingly his entire bearded face.

Then the Illinois defensive tackle produced a load roar while he made his way into the tunnel toward the Illini locker room.

Talk the win over with Juice Williams Monday at 5 on WDWS.

Tate: Illini can celebrate hard-fought win

Team takes its bumps but grabs first Big Ten win

Wheaton’s Red Grange would have been proud of Wheaton’s Reilly O’Toole.

Football pick em week 10 – Ohio State

And on this day, Red Grange looked down on Zuppke/Memorial and smiled…

Illinois' grade vs. Minnesota: A

Bob Asmussen provides grades for both Illinois and Minnesota after Saturday's game.

Player of the game: Illini DB V’Angelo Bentley
Fans in the Horseshoe will know his name. And not because he is from Cleveland. His 12-yard fumble return for a touchdown saved the day for the Illini and handed a much-needed win to the program.

In the grand scheme of things ... victory is a relief

College football writer and AP Top 25 voter Bob Asmussen's thoughts about college football after Week 9:

LIVE! Back at Huff

This is it from Huff Hall. Illinois let a nine-point lead slip away in the fourth set, but the Illini rallied back to beat Purdue 26-24 and win the match 3-1. Offensively, it certainly wasn't Illinois' best, but the Illini's defense — the block in particular — kept them in the game. It's a huge win for Illinois that creates an even bigger logjam at the top of the Big Ten.

Prep football Top 10: Newcomers enter after final week

Two newcomers move into the area-best list as the regular season comes to a close. Fred Kroner’s rankings:

Minnesota Postgame 10-25-14

Minnesota Postgame 10-25-14: Play now!

Brian Moline and Martin O'Donnell break down a 28-24 homecoming win for the Illini over Minnesota.

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Beckman: Minnesota postgame

Tim Beckman talks about the Ilini's 28-24 homecoming victory against Minnesota.

Daniels: 'Biggest win in Beckman's tenure'

Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels gives his quick reaction following the Illini's 28-24 win against Minnesota on Saturday.