FootballScoop's John Brice on Thursday reported that Bret Bielema is bringing Nathan McNeal back to the Illinois football staff.
The full compensation agreement released Thursday to The News-Gazette via the Freedom of Information Act includes new details about incentives, which can total up to $1.5 million in any one year of the agreement for the new Illini football coach
The teams still are going to open the Big Ten Conference season on Aug. 28, shifting to the Illini's Memorial Stadium instead.
Illini season-ticket holders our columnist spoke with eager to visit Memorial Stadium again — when it's safe to do so
Since the end of the Great War, The News-Gazette reported 100 years ago this week, University of Illinois Athletic Director George Huff had been thinking of building a giant stadium — bigger than the Colosseum in Rome — “as a memorial to the boys.”
Even as he addressed his Class of 2021 signees earlier this month, Illinois football coach Bret Bielema also had his sights set on the future.
Dr. Jacob Kinzer Shell, a man instrumental in the founding of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and the University of Illinois’ fourth athletic director, was born on this date in 1862 in Harrisburg, Pa.
By Mike Pearson, author of Illini Legends, Lists & Lore (Third Edition now available in stores). Get more Illini birthdays, trivia and historical tidbits daily on Twitter @IlliniLegends and @B1GLLL. His website is www.SportsLLL.com.
Gary Day is leaving the Champaign Central girls' tennis program after more than 20 years, while Illinois football recently landed an in-state preferred walk-on.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive guard had an offer from Eastern Illinois and interest from Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State and Northwestern.
Illinois and Nebraska are supposed to open the 2021 football season in Ireland on Aug. 28, but the COVID-19 pandemic could push the game back to the United States.