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Training camp winding down

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses his team as the Illini approach the end of their third week of training camp and how the players are ready for game week and the season opener against Kent State.

Illinois defense making strides in camp

Illinois linebacker Dele Harding highlights the growth in the Illini defense and how takeaways are still a major focus, while defensive tackle Tymir Oliver breaks down the defensive line, leading a young group and the ideal outcome against Kent State.

Training camp a balancing act

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses how he balances getting players practice reps and making sure they stay healthy, when preparation turns fully toward Kent State and working more with the Illini cornerbacks.

Mahomet-Seymour at Champaign Central volleyball highlights

Video highlights from a volleyball match between Mahomet-Seymour and Champaign Central on Tuesday, Aug. 21, with post-match reaction from Mahomet-Seymour coach Stacey Buzicky and athlete Amber Yeakel, as well as Central coach Mike Deterding.

Smith weighs in on Blake Hayes, BTN

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses sophomore punter Blake Hayes, having BTN at practice on Tuesday and the growth of sophomore wide receiver Ricky Smalling as week three of training camp continues.

Illini putting in extra work ahead of opener

Illinois junior safety Stanley Green discusses his prep for the Sept. 1 opener against Kent State (extra film review), while redshirt sophomore tight end Griffin Palmer breaks down his work in training camp (extra reps after practice).

Illinois ready for Week 1

Illinois sophomore offensive lineman Vederian Lowe discusses the team's early preparation for Kent State and how the offense is faring, while redshirt sophomore linebacker Jake Hansen breaks down his comeback from last season's torn ACL. 

Illini depth chart coming together

Illinois coach Lovie Smith was pleased after Saturday's scrimmage, and that continued Monday as the third week of training camp commenced for the Illini.

Cubbie Conversation, Aug. 20, 2018

The Cardinals are closing fast, the offense is asleep at the wheel and Yu Darvish is still in pain. But don't fret just yet, Cubs expert J.J. Lockwood says. He heads outdoors to preach patience. 'We still have the biggest lead of any NL team division-wise and the best record in the NL.'

Crime Stoppers: Circle K armed robbery in Champaign

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance regarding an armed robbery at Circle K at 1713 John St. in Champaign.