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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.

Illinois counting on young defense

Illinois defensive coordinator discusses Saturday's scrimmage before going deeper on his young secondary and defensive line.

Still room for growth for Illini offense

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith breaks down his offense through two weeks of training camp and after Saturday's scrimmage at Memorial Stadium, while also discussing what AJ Bush has continued to bring at quarterback.

Smith sees positives in scrimmage

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's Saturday scrimmage at Memorial Stadium, discusses what's next with training camp and spotlights a pair of quarterbacks — AJ Bush and M.J. Rivers II.

Young Illini more prepared for 2018 season

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses another strong practice by freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers II, while sophomore wide receiver Ricky Smalling and sophomore cornerback Nate Hobbs break down their own growth and the strides the Illini offense and defense are making.

Friday on the Farm with Andy Brantner

Each week, ag reporter Ben Zigterman checks out what's going on in the farming community. This week, he interviewed Andy Brantner, a district conservationist with the USDA, who talked about soil and why it's important to protect.

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.