News-Gazette Videos

News-Gazette Videos

Illini emphasizing pressure, containment on defense

Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson breaks down the challenge the Illini will face with a potent Purdue offense, how they'll try and stop Boilermakers' quarterback David Blough, the need for more pressure up front and limiting just how many yards they give up.

Dudek reflects on injury, career

Mikey Dudek's football career is finished. Another surgery — which he doesn't want — would open that door again, but the Illinois wide receiver is ready to move forward. He discusses his third season-ending injury and Illini career.

Homecoming tour: Spurlock Museum

Headed to campus for homecoming this weekend? Leading up to the big game, N-G multimedia specialist Anthony Zilis will spotlight four hot spots worth a visit.

Unity vs. Fisher/GCMS boys' soccer regional semis highlights

Unity vs. Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley boys' soccer in Class 1A St. Thomas More Regional semifinal action, with postmatch reaction from Rockets coach Michel Stringer and athlete Peter Manrique.

Big Ten win a confidence booster

Illinois redshirt senior tight end Austin Roberts breaks down the positive effects of the Illini's win against Rutgers, while redshirt sophomore center Doug Kramer discusses the growth of the offensive line.

Balanced offense still Illinois' goal

Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith discusses the Illini's top 15 run game, the need for improved passing with AJ Bush Jr.'s return, the impact Trenard Davis has made and the challenge Illinois will face Saturday against the Purdue defense.

Illini eyeing more Big Ten improvement

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team heading into Saturday's Homecoming game against Purdue.

Cubbie Conversation, Oct. 8, 2018

Our Cubs expert, J.J. Lockwood, is working through depression after the early exit. But 2019 offers hope. 'This team will look significantly different,' he says in the season finale of Cubbie Conversation. 'We'll be the favorites in '19.'

Illinois sees hard work pay off in win

Illinois running back Reggie Corbin and offensive lineman Nick Allegretti discuss the importance of Saturday's 38-17 win at Rutgers, while quarterback AJ Bush Jr. breaks down the Illini offense that can still do more.

Lovie: Big Ten win 'a big thing' for Illini

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith breaks down just what his team's 38-17 win Saturday at Rutgers means in the moment and moving forward the rest of the season.