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More offense might be necessary for Illini this weekend

Illinois wide receiver Sam Mays discusses taking on a larger role and the need for the Illini offense to start faster against South Florida. Then running back Mike Epstein discusses his better burst and fit in the offense before quarterback M.J. Rivers II talks about his comfort level in the offense and the challenge of the USF defense.

Nickerson wants UI defense to avoid slow start

Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson hits on why the Illini need to start games better, how they've adapted after losing multiple players and the challenge they'll face Saturday against South Florida.

Illinois 'snake bit' at receiver

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses Edwin Carter's second touchdown catch — and ensuing season-ending knee injury — which wide receivers need to step up and having to go to freshman M.J. Rivers II at quarterback.

Illini have yet to put together full game

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's 2-0 start, the challenge the Illini will face against South Florida on Saturday in Chicago and how they've dealt with a roster rocked by injuries and suspensions.

Cubbie Conversation, Sept. 10, 2018

Rain, losses, an ugly schedule ... there would seem to be reason to worry if you're a Cubs fan. Hogwash, our expert J.J. Lockwood says. "Talent wins out in the end," he says in today's Cubbie Conversation. "You can't stop this team ... Mother Nature, MLB, no one."

Crime Stoppers: Locker theft

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking help regarding a theft from a locker at Hatha Yoga and Fitness at 2109 S. Neil St. on July 2.

VIDEO: Inside 8-man football

With the aid of The News-Gazette's aerial footage, Judah Christian football coach explains the rules, strategy, and necessity of 8-man football early in its first year in Illinois.

Illini offense found different rhythm to beat WIU

Freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers II breaks down his Illinois debut before senior wide receiver Sam Mays discusses Rivers' performance and the big plays Edwin Carter and the big hit Carter took.

Slow start, better finish again for Illini

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's 34-14 victory against Western Illinois on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium and how true freshman M.J. Rivers II found his way onto the field as the Illini's No. 2 quarterback.

Monticello at St. Thomas More football highlights

Video highlights from a prep football game between Monticello and St. Thomas More on Sept. 7, 2018, with postgame reaction from Sages coach Cully Welter, Monticello athlete Asher Bradd and Sabers leader Nathan Watson.