Michigan transfer will get start vs. Akron
His absence means lesser players have to develop quickly,
I think my cohorts did a great job evaluating the teams and deciding where they should start the season.
Highly-touted freshman suffered knee injury during practice last Tuesday
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 61-year-old News-Gazette Media radio personality who is retiring on Tuesday about his love of sports and music, and broadcasting both.
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.
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.
Our college football writer is counting down the days until the 2019 season. Here are the top Big Ten candidates for the Outland Trophy, which goes to the nation’s top interior lineman.
Illinois football beat writer Bob Asmussen chatted with former Illini wide receiver Chris James, who enters his second season as head coach at his alma mater, Chicago Morgan Park.
Tim Kish, a former defensive coordinator during Ron Turner's time at Illinois, retired at the end of the 2018 college football season and is doing his best to keep his distance — at last some anyway — from the game.
Kyron Cumby has flashed his top-end speed during the first week of training camp in a position switch from high school. The now-former running back has received reps exclusively with the Illinois wide receivers to go with some time as a punt returner.
While some things are clear after the first six practices, big questions still loom for the Illini, including at quarterback where no clear-cut starting candidate has emerged.
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|