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Illinois OC breaks down quarterback decision

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses how the Illini landed on AJ Bush as their quarterback for Saturday's season opener against Kent State.

Illini defense ready for uptempo offenses

Illinois defensive coordinator breaks down why practicing against Rod Smith's offense has helped his defense, the growth he's seen — and still wants to see — from that group and what the Illini might see Saturday against Kent State.

Illinois hits game week making moves

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses the end of training camp and the start of Week 1 preparation, AJ Bush as quarterback, how redshirts might be used, Kievan Myers still not on campus and promoting Miles Smith to full-time assistant coach during his weekly pregame press conference.

Cubbie Conversation, August 27, 2018

The Cubs got back on track in a big way, sweeping the Reds this weekend and hold a four-game lead on the Cardinals. With David Bote on fire and Kris Bryant starting a rehab assignment, the North Siders are heating up, says J.J. Lockwood, who's no fan of salsa.

A day in the life of Grace Khachaturian

Tonight, Champaign's Grace Khachaturian competes for Miss America (8 p.m., ABC). Ahead of the Centennial High grad's big moment, multimedia specialist Anthony Zilis spent a day with Miss Illinois, from sunrise workout to a meeting with a state senator to interview practice at The Virginia Theatre.

Game of the Week: Urbana-Rich East football

Despite a promising start, Urbana dropped its opener to Rich East, 36-6. Check out the highlights, including a few fantastic catches, here.

Colin Likas' Helmet Stickers: Week 1 2018

Preps coordinator Colin Likas offers his Week 1 prep football helmet stickers winners, with five individuals from five different area schools earning recognition.

Metamora at Champaign Central football highlights

Video highlights from a football game between Metamora and Champaign Central on Aug. 24, 2018, with postgame reaction from Maroons coach Tim Turner and Redbirds coach Pat Ryan.

COMING TONIGHT: Colin Likas returns to Helmet Stickers

Helmet Stickers 2018 begins tonight with the return of a local favorite.

Tempo key for Illinois offense

Illinois senior wide receiver Sam Mays breaks down the Illini offense after three weeks of training camp — it's all about tempo — while sophomore defensive end Isaiah Gay discusses the Illini defense putting more emphasis on stopping the run.