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Friday on the Farm with Mike Briggs

Each week, ag reporter Ben Zigterman checks in with a local farmer. This week he interviewed Mike Briggs, president of the Champaign County Farm Bureau board, about how harvest is looking at his farm near Ludlow.

Homecoming tour: Illinois band concert at Krannert

On Friday night after the Homecoming Parade, the Illinois band will be the main event. Director of Bands Stephen Peterson plans on making the second annual Homecoming concert, which will take place at at 7:30 p.m. at Krannert Center, an event that people will look forward to coming back to.

Underwood striking balance between recruiting, coaching

Self-proclaimed basketball "junkie" Brad Underwood still knows recruiting plays a key role in team building alongside coaching. The second-year Illinois coach breaks down both Thursday during Big Ten media day in Rosemont.

Illini locked in a month from opener

Sophomore guard Trent Frazier and senior guard Aaron Jordan represented Illinois at Big Ten media day Thursday in Rosemont. Frazier breaks down his improvement and the steps this Illini team can take, while Jordan discusses the vibe with the team and how better passing and shooting will help the offense.

Judah Christian-St. Thomas More boys' soccer regional semis highlights

Video highlights from a Class 1A regional boys' soccer semifinal between Judah Christian and St. Thomas More in Champaign on Oct. 10, 2018, with postmatch reaction from Tribe coach Josh Birky and athlete Micah Mills, as well as Sabers coach James Johnson.

Homecoming tour: Illini football performance center

From the entrance where fans will walk past a statue of Dick Butkus and into the stadium, to the players’ locker room and bowling alley, to Lovie Smith’s new office, associate athletic director Brett Stillwell took multimedia specialist Anthony Zilis on a tour of the Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center, which is set to be complete in advance of next season.

Illini emphasizing pressure, containment on defense

Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson breaks down the challenge the Illini will face with a potent Purdue offense, how they'll try and stop Boilermakers' quarterback David Blough, the need for more pressure up front and limiting just how many yards they give up.

Dudek reflects on injury, career

Mikey Dudek's football career is finished. Another surgery — which he doesn't want — would open that door again, but the Illinois wide receiver is ready to move forward. He discusses his third season-ending injury and Illini career.

Homecoming tour: Spurlock Museum

Headed to campus for homecoming this weekend? Leading up to the big game, N-G multimedia specialist Anthony Zilis will spotlight four hot spots worth a visit.

Unity vs. Fisher/GCMS boys' soccer regional semis highlights

Unity vs. Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' soccer in Class 1A St. Thomas More Regional semifinal action, with postmatch reaction from Rockets coach Michel Stringer and athlete Peter Manrique.