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Finke: 'Good for fans in state of Illinois'

Illinois faces DePaul in the Gavitt Tipoff Games at 7:30 p.m. at State Farm Center. Illini veterans Aaron Jordan and Michael Finke discuss the team's opening weekend and playing the Blue Demons for the first time in 60 years.

VIDEO: Several fire departments battling blaze at house north of Danville

Firefighters are battling a large blaze Thursday evening, Nov. 16, 2017, at a house on Clinton Road just north of Danville. Several area fire departments are on the scene. The home is owned by local businessman Al Abbed. This is a developing story.

Underwood: 'Happy to be 2-0'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood reflects on the Illini's 2-0 start and looks ahead to Friday's Gavitt Tipoff Games showdown with DePaul — the first game against the Blue Demons since 1957.

Tuscola Football's Romine Talks Before State Semis

Tuscola football coach Andy Romine spoke Wednesday about what his team needs to do to come out victorious in this weekend's Class 1A state semifinal against Athens.

Palczewski: 'Not allowed to be freshmen anymore'

Hear from Illinois freshmen Alex Palczewski and Ricky Smalling before the Illini face Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus.

Nickerson: 'It's a tough one'

Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson breaks down Saturday's game at Ohio State, while offensive coordinator Garrick McGee discusses playcalling with a young team, what it takes to run an effective offense and the play of his offensive line.

Smith: 'I've seen these guys grow up'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses Saturday's game at No. 8 Ohio State, his young team and the state of the program as his second season with the Illini draws near its end.