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Roundtree embracing lessons learned

Illinois sophomore defensive end Bobby Roundtree breaks down what he learned from last season when he started nine games as a true freshman and what he's seen from the Illini defensive line so far in training camp.

State Hog Calling Winner

 Andrew Metheney, Georgetown, performs a hog call, as he did at the Illinois State Fair on Sunday. He can now call himself the three-time defending champion of the fair’s hog-calling contest. 

Green, Stampley in new spots with Illini

Illinois redshirt freshman Kendrick Green discusses his switch from defensive line to offensive line this offseason, while Centennial grad Dominic Stampley breaks down his first training camp with the Illini, putting on his jersey for the first time and how he's playing for his family.

Cubbie Conversation, August 13, 2018

J.J. Lockwood is still fired up after Sunday night's walkoff victory, which sent our resident Cubbie fan and all of Wrigley Field into a tizzy. It's a big week for the North Siders, who have two games against the second-place Brewers and a series at Pittsburgh on tap this week.

Illinois players stressing accountability

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses the Illini's closed Saturday practice and competition at multiple positions. Running back Ra'Von Bonner touches on a rough day for the Illini offense, while cornerback Cameron Watkins hits on a strong finish by the Illinois defense Monday.

Crime Stoppers: Shots fired near Centennial

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance regarding a report of shots fired Aug. 6 in the 600 block of Crescent Drive in Champaign, near Centennial High School.

VIDEO: Illinois begins 5-man QB battle

Check out the early returns of the Illinois quarterback battle, including Lovie Smith's assessment and each quarterbacks' view of his strengths.

Smith pleased with training camp progress

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his offense (i.e. quarterback competition) and defense through one week of training camp during the Illini's media day press conference Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Senior leaders still important for young Illini

Mikey Dudek and Del'Shawn Phillips are part of a small group of Illinois seniors with a leadership role both are taking seriously this season. Dudek also breaks down the growth the Illini offense has had since spring, while Phillips does the same with the defense.

Intensity jumps in first day of full pads

Wednesday was Illinois' first training camp practice in full pads, and the intensity level jumped. Illini coach Lovie Smith and sophomore safety Bennett Williams discuss that, while Nick Allegretti breaks down the offensive line.