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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.

Cubbie Conversation, August 13, 2018

J.J. Lockwood is still fired up after Sunday night's walkoff victory, which sent our resident Cubbie fan and all of Wrigley Field into a tizzy. It's a big week for the North Siders, who have two games against the second-place Brewers and a series at Pittsburgh on tap this week.

Illinois players stressing accountability

Illinois coach Lovie Smith discusses the Illini's closed Saturday practice and competition at multiple positions. Running back Ra'Von Bonner touches on a rough day for the Illini offense, while cornerback Cameron Watkins hits on a strong finish by the Illinois defense Monday.

Crime Stoppers: Shots fired near Centennial

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance regarding a report of shots fired Aug. 6 in the 600 block of Crescent Drive in Champaign, near Centennial High School.

VIDEO: Illinois begins 5-man QB battle

Check out the early returns of the Illinois quarterback battle, including Lovie Smith's assessment and each quarterbacks' view of his strengths.