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Thomas: 'Two different quarterback styles'

Hear from Illinois quarterbacks Cam Thomas and Jeff George Jr., punter Blake Hayes and safety Bennett Williams after Saturday's 24-17 loss at Minnesota.

Prep football 2017: Playoff pairings breakdown

Sports editor Matt Daniels runs through some of the first-round high school football playoff games featuring area teams after the brackets were released on Saturday night. 

Smith: 'Looking for ways to generate some offense'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's 24-17 loss to Minnesota and dives deeper on his decision to play both Jeff George Jr. and Cam Thomas at quarterback.

Game of the Week: STM-Uni High boys' soccer sectional title game

Uni High and St. Thomas More battled to the end in Friday's Class 1A Uni High Sectional title game. Check out the dramatic highlights here.

Prep football 2017: Week 9 Helmet Stickers

The final week of the regular season produced some memorable performances from area players. Sports editor Matt Daniels highlights five of those individuals as he hands out his weekly installment of helmet stickers. 

Friday on the Farm, Oct. 20, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman checks out what’s happening in the farming world. This week, he interviews Chance Riggins, curator of the Crop Evolution Laboratory Herbarium at the University of Illinois, which could lead to improved seeds for farmers in the future.

Arcola High School getting ready to celebrate 100 years

Arcola Superintendent Tom Mulligan talks about celebrating the high school's 100-year anniversary. 

Jones: 'Difference between pain and injury'

Illinois linebacker Julian Jones discusses the Illini's injury woes — particularly at his position — and the need for tougher run defense against Minnesota, while safety Bennett Williams talks takeaways and the defense's "next man up" philosophy.

Allegretti: 'Can't hide in that drill'

Illinois offensive lineman Nick Allegretti discusses the Illini offense starting practice with its version of the "Oklahoma Drill" on Tuesday. Plus, more from Chayce Crouch and Jeff George Jr. as Illinois prepares for Saturday's game at Minnesota.

McGee: 'Recognize the situations that are going on'

Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee discusses the play of quarterback Jeff George Jr. and his young offensive line, while defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson touches on how the Illini defense has to finish more plays.