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Navarro excited for opportunity at Illinois

Wide receiver Donny Navarro discusses his move from Valparaiso to Illinois, how wide receivers coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker and offensive coordinator Rod Smith have helped him and what he brings to the Illini offense he's continuing to learn.

Steady progress is Illini's spring goal

Illinois linebacker Milo Eifler and running back Dre Brown discuss the progress the Illini have made so far this spring and what they still need to accomplish.

Recruiting momentum on Illinois' side

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses how recruiting is going, what his new assistants have brought in that regard and how having 2019 signees sharing the message with potential recruits has helped.

VIDEO: Take a tour of Krannert Center

Krannert Center Co-Director of Patron Services Nick Puddicombe took the News-Gazette on a tour of the center and its four theaters. Patrons can come to Krannert Center weekly to receive a similar tour.

Brown good with position switch

Illinois redshirt freshman Verdis Brown discusses his position switch from defensive tackle to offensive guard and the help he's gotten from fellow lineman Kendrick Green and Illini offensive line coach Bob McClain before Bobby Roundtree breaks down the Illinois defensive line and what the Class of 2019 might bring to the Illini.

Friday on the Farm with Kris Ehler

Each Friday, ag reporter Ben Zigterman interviews a local farmer about what's going on in the industry. This week, he interviewed Kris Ehler, who farms near Thomasboro, about why he didn't plant soybeans early this year.

Big weekend for Illini

Illinois coach Lovie Smith talks about the big weekend for the Illini — from moms weekend to a big group of recruits coming for Saturday's open practice. He also touches on progress this spring and a positition switch for Verdis Brown from defensive tackle to offensive line.

Illinois defense motivated by last year's struggles

Illinois linebacker Dele Harding discusses how the Illini defense is working toward improving from last season's issues, while defensive tackle Jamal Woods breaks down his comeback from a knee injury and the strength of the defensive line.

Illini say defense is improving

Illinois freshman Delano Ware and sophomore Nate Hobbs discuss where the Illini defense stands through one week of spring practices, while Ware breaks down his switch to linebacker and Hobbs talks about new cornerbacks coach Keynodo Hudson.

VIDEO: Giorgi visits SportsTalk

Check out a video wrap-up of Giorgi Bezhanishvili's SportsTalk appearance at the Esquire on Monday, when he discussed his new mode of transportation, the four languages he speaks, and his hopes for the Illini, and gave out hugs to all takers.