Michigan transfer will get start vs. Akron
His absence means lesser players have to develop quickly,
Kouma’s status a massive piece
Illinois coach Brad Underwood met with the media Monday afternoon
There you have it. One key loss at defensive end, with replacements not showing a flair for sacks, and it can change an entire strategy on defense.
Thanks to the Illinois managers — particularly some ingenuity in setup for the second game — every minute of basketball played in Italy was made available not only for the coaching staff and fan base, but for the homebound beat writers, too.
Several Class of 2020 prospects have either committed or narrowed their lists and didn’t include Illinois. As the ever-important fall recruiting period approaches, our beat writer ranks who would be his priorities.
Our beat writer caught up with former Illini guard T.J. Wheeler to discuss the potential of this year’s team and his teammate and friend Deon Thomas’ upcoming Illinois Hall of Fame induction.
A look back at one of the happier moments for Illini Nation, the night the 2004-05 Illini made their emphatic move to No. 1 with a 91-73 drubbing of top-ranked Wake Forest.
It takes time to become a Big Ten quarterback. Isaiah Williams is finding that out. Fortunately, the freshman from St. Louis Trinity Catholic has all sorts of helping hands. They are offering support. And charting his progress.
The call Champaign Central graduate Ben Schultz was waiting on came the day before the Illini started training camp, with director of football recruiting Patrick Embleton coming through with the offer.
Illinois has a while to go to become the elite defensive team Underwood wants the Illini to be after finishing last season ranked as the 108th most efficient defense in the country per KenPom.
2019 Football Schedule
|Aug. 31 Illinois vs. Akron, 11am|
|Sep. 7 at UConn, 2;30pm|
|Sep. 14 vs. Eastern Michigan, 11am|
|Sep. 21 vs. Nebraska, TBA|
|Oct. 5 at Minnesota, 2:30pm or 3pm|
|Oct. 12 vs. Michigan, TBA|
|Oct. 19 vs. Wisconsin, 11am|
|Oct. 26 at Purdue, TBA|
|Nov. 2 vs. Rutgers, TBA|
|Nov. 9 at Michigan State, TBA|
|Nov. 23 at Iowa, TBA|
|Nov. 30 vs. Northwestern, TBA|