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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.

Big Ten win a confidence booster

Illinois redshirt senior tight end Austin Roberts breaks down the positive effects of the Illini's win against Rutgers, while redshirt sophomore center Doug Kramer discusses the growth of the offensive line.

Balanced offense still Illinois' goal

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses the Illini's top 15 run game, the need for improved passing with AJ Bush Jr.'s return, the impact Trenard Davis has made and the challenge Illinois will face Saturday against the Purdue defense.

Illini eyeing more Big Ten improvement

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team heading into Saturday's Homecoming game against Purdue.

Cubbie Conversation, Oct. 8, 2018

Our Cubs expert, J.J. Lockwood, is working through depression after the early exit. But 2019 offers hope. 'This team will look significantly different,' he says in the season finale of Cubbie Conversation. 'We'll be the favorites in '19.'