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Smith: 'Didn't make enough plays'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses his team's 45-16 loss at Iowa before diving deeper into the play of quarterback Jeff George Jr. and kicker Chase McLaughlin.

Prep football 2017: Week 7 Helmet Stickers

Sports editor Matt Daniels hands out helmet stickers to five area high school football players who had noteworthy performances during Week 7 of the regular season.

Beat writer's pick: Iowa 40, Illinois 14

Could Illinois' quarterback change make a difference Saturday against Iowa? Beat writer Scott Richey weighs in on the Illini's first Big Ten road game of the season.

Friday on the Farm, Oct. 6, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman checks out what farmers have been up to. Next up: Brian Stark, regional sales manager for The Andersons, talks about the giant grain elevator on North Staley Road. 

Watson: 'Need to see marked improvement'

Hear from Illinois linebacker Tre Watson and cornerback Nate Hobbs after Wednesday's practice at Memorial Stadium. The Illini face Iowa at 11 a.m. Saturday in Iowa City.

Game of the Week: Twin City Cross Country Meet

Check out the action from Tuesday night's Twin City cross country meet, featuring five schools from Champaign-Urbana. 

Hardee: 'Moments I live for'

Former Illinois wide reciever Justin Hardee was back on campus Tuesday during his bye week. Now a cornerback for the New Orleans Saints, Hardee discussed the start of his professional career — going from the Houston Texans to the Saints — his position switch, last week's game in London and Illinois' quarterback change to Jeff George Jr.

Allegretti: 'We know who Iowa is'

Hear from Illinois offensive lineman Nick Allegretti, running back Mike Epstein and quarterback Jeff George Jr. following Tuesday's practice at Memorial Stadium.

Nickerson: 'Got to get pressure on the passer'

Hear from Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson and offensive coordinator Garrick McGee before Saturday's game at Iowa.

Smith: 'Things we have to do better'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses the Illini's quarterback change, what the team needs to do to be more consistent and the challenge Iowa will present Saturday during his weekly press conference Monday at Memorial Stadium.