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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.

Jan Impey: Seventy Over 70 banquet

A preview of the talents of Clark-Lindsey Village resident Jan Impey, who will provide entertainment at next week's Seventy Over 70 banquet.

Smith back home at wide receiver

Illinois wide receiver Kendall Smith discusses his position switch from defensive back, while offensive lineman Alex Palczewski breaks down new line coach Bob McClain.

VIDEO: Illinois QB's ready to compete

With three second-year quarterbacks and a top-150 recruit on the way, the Illini quarterback battle is already heating up with what MJ Rivers and Matt Robinson describe as a friendly competition. 

Illinois presents opportunity for transfer lineman

Illinois offensive lineman Richie Petitbon discusses his transfer from Alabama, while Ricky Smalling breaks down how the Illini wide receivers are approaching spring practices and how his role has changed.

Illini QB competition a friendly one

Illinois quarterback M.J. Rivers II discusses the position battle and the importance of spring practices before Matt Robinson highlights pro quarterbacks he watches, how he feels like he has to lead and the biggest difference of playing quarterback at the college level.

Passing game a spring focus

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith breaks down the Illini's early quarterback competition and what he wants to see from his wide receivers this spring.