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Smith: 'Never really were in it'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith breaks down his team's 35-24 loss to Rutgers on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Illini remain winless in the Big Ten with the defeat.

Game of the Week: Danville at Normal Community football

Danville held tight with one of the top teams in Illinois, trailing 14-7 with two minutes left in the third. Then, the floodgates opened in a 42-14 loss.

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Prep football 2017: Week 8 Helmet Stickers

It was a Friday night of great performances, from Unity quarterback Evan Miebach to Argenta-Oreana running back Skylar Peterson leading their respective teams to wins. Find out who earned The News-Gazette's five helmet stickers based on their Week 8 performances as sports editor Matt Daniels breaks it down.

Beat writer's pick: Illinois 24, Rutgers 10

Can Illinois snap its three-game losing streak and win its first Big Ten game of the season? Our Scott Richey says yes.

Friday on the Farm, Oct. 13, 2017

Each Friday, business and agriculture writer Ben Zigterman puts the camera on an area farmer. Next up: Elle Klein, a 10-year-old who farms with her dad, Paul Klein, in Seymour and Bongard. 

Judge Heidi Ladd on allowing cameras in court

Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd overrules an objection filed by public defender Janie Miller-Jones on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, asking Ladd to bar cameras from the courtroom as her client, Brian Maggio, was sentenced for the third time in the 2010 murder of his brother. Miller-Jones claimed that the appropriate documents to allow cameras were not filed.

Underwood: 'We haven't had a bad day'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood discusses his team's start to the 2017-18 season, with the Illini's opener now less than a month away.

George: 'A must win for us'

Hear from quarterback Jeff George Jr., offensive lineman Vederian Lowe and wide receiver Malik Turner after Illinois' Tuesday practice in preparation for Saturday's game against Rutgers.

McGee: 'Get more competitors on the field'

Illinois offensive coordinator Garrick McGee discusses his offensive line and using Chayce Crouch as a tight end, while defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson talks about growth the Illini defense can make and the continued emphasis on takeaways.

Smith: 'Two teams fighting for a win'

Illinois coach Lovie Smith spent his weekly Monday press conference discussing, among other topics, Saturday's game against Rutgers and his young Illini team.