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  • No. 23 Northwestern rolls downstate to face rival Illinois
    ...have been hard to come by and the Illini (2-9, 0-8 Big Ten) are a two-touchdown underdog for ... finish football games.'"The Illini have started four different quarterbacks this year and have ...
    Published on Friday, November 24, 2017
    8 hours ago
  • #23 Northwestern Wildcats at Illini Football Game Preview, Prediction
    Illini football welcomes their in-state rival, the 23rd-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, to Memorial Stadium on Saturday to close out what has been an utterly disastrous season. It's the battle for the Land of Lincoln Trophy (3 pm CT, FS1) and the final game for 10 Illinois seniors. Yes, just ten seniors, as the  ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    14 hours ago
  • …vs Illinois Fighting Illini – November 25, 2017…
    ...their best football, the Fighting Illini (2-9, 0-8) have been wiped out by a perfect storm of... At one point in the third quarter, the Illini had one first down to the Buckeyes' 24. A late ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    14 hours ago
  • Illini Football: Phillips makes most of second chance
    He leads Illinois with 76 tackles this season, good enough for 10th in the Big Ten as the Illini defense finds itself on the field for long stretches. He had a 16-tackle performance in his Illinois ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    22 hours ago
  • Northwestern vs. Illinois College Football Predictions Against The…
    ...for its ninth straight loss. The Illini are 2-9 on the year and 0-9 in the Big Ten. They are 5-6 ... positive in Big Ten play. The Illini are also injury plagued, so they aren’t even putting their ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    23 hours ago
  • How to Watch Illini in the NFL: Week 12
    Here’s all the information you need to watch the Illinois alumni in the NFL this week. Week 12 kicks off around the National Football League, and here are the Illini who might see some action this week: Jeff Allen OG Houston Texans Vontae Davis CB Indianapolis Colts Michael Hoomanawanui TE New Orleans Saints Jay Prosch FB Houston Texans Jihad Ward DL Oakland Raiders Tavon Wilson S Detroit Lions Justin Hardee, WR New Orleans Saints Hardy Nickerson Jr. LB Cincinnati Bengals Clayton Fejedelem SS Cincinnati Bengals Chunky Clements DT Houston Texans Akeem Spence DT Detroit Lions Dawuane Smoot DE Jacksonville Jaguars Corey Liuget DT Las Angeles Chargers Hope all you Illini fans have a safe, and happy Thanksgiving! ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017By carkin2
    24 hours ago
  • Thanksgiving Sports
    ...game-opening run and the Illini never looked back. The Fighting Illini knocked down 10-of-23 three ... Tuesday at 7 o'clock.The Fighting Illini football team will be competing for the "Land of ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    1 day ago
  • Jim Dey: Still No Arrest In Locksley Case
    ...football star and son of a former Illini football coach, police in Maryland remain baffled by the ... football star and son of a former Illini football coach, police in Maryland remain baffled by the ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    1 day ago
  • Northwestern vs. Illinois College Football Predictions Against The Spread
    Illinois is coming off a 52-14 loss at Ohio State last week for its ninth straight loss. The Illini are 2-9 on the year and 0-9 in the Big Ten. They are 5-6 against the spread, but have covered in four of their last five games. Illinois has been a mess on ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    1 day ago
  • College football predictions: Fox analysts pick OU as national champ
    Northwestern at Illinois: Wildcats 41-7. With a win, Northwestern goes to 9-3. With a loss, the Illini joins the sorry club of Power 5 teams that went winless in conference play, also likely to be Oregon State, Kansas and the Tennessee-Vanderbilt loser. ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    1 day ago
  • Statue set to honor Dick Butkus
    Illini football legend Dick Butkus will join legend Red Grange in memorialization with a new statue being erected in his honor. Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced the plans for the statue at a Nov. 20 news conference. “When you think about ...
    Published on Thursday, November 23, 2017
    1 day ago
  • Notre Dame holds, Northwestern rises in latest College Football Playoff rankings
    Considering how efficient the Northwestern offense is, they are a heavy favorite to win this game as the struggling Fighting Illini have one of the worst defenses in the country. The Wildcats are too low in the rankings to even think of making the College ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini football one last time
    CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- The Illinois football team will play its final game of the season Saturday afternoon when No. 23 Northwestern comes to  ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini football one last time in 2017
    This has been one of the worst seasons in recent history for the Illini, who still haven't beat a Power 5 team this season and have lost nine in-a-row. ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini football one last time
    Nov 22, 2017 06:23 PM CSTNov 22, 2017 06:23 PM CST ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini add 5th-year transfer wide receiver
    a wide receiver from Appalachian State. The commitment comes after Meadors took two visits to Illinois during the football season. In three seasons at  ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini Football: WR Shaedon Meadors transfers to Illinois
    — Shaedon Meadors (@ShaedonMeadors) November 22, 2017 BREAKING: Grad transfer WR @ShaedonMeadors commits to . Immediate help at WR. https://t.co/sys7oad5CTNovember 22, 2017 ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • App State football notebook: Sims nominated for award, Meadors commits to Illinois
    Illinois’ only wins were against Ball State and Western Kentucky, and have lost nine straight since. The Illini finishes its season at home Nov. 25 against Northwestern. App State works with Hunger and Health Coalition BOONE – App State Athletics is ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • UI roundup: Illini football adds grad transfer
    CHAMPAIGN — Three days before the end of the 2017 season, Lovie Smith found some help for 2018. On Wednesday, Appalachian State receiver Shaedon Meadors said on Twitter he will transfer to Illinois for his final season. As a graduate transfer, he will be ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini football one last time in 2017
    CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- The Illinois football team will play its final game of the season Saturday afternoon when No. 23 Northwestern comes to Memorial Stadium. The Illini (2-9) will recognize their nine seniors before the game. This has been one of the worst ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Stopping Justin Jackson key to beating Northwestern
    Justin Jackson is the best running back in Northwestern history. Will the Illini be able to stop him? The Illinois Fighting Illini host the Northwestern Wildcats for The Land Of Lincoln (HAT) Trophy on Saturday. It will be the first NU/UI contest in Champaign since 2013. Here are some of the key matchups we are watching out for in this rivalry week. Illinois linebackers vs. Northwestern running back Justin Jackson Statistically speaking, this is Justin Jackson’s least productive season in his four years as a Northwestern Wildcat. Still, the senior from Carol Stream, Illinois, has rushed for over 1,000 yards in all four of his collegiate seasons. The only other Big Ten running back to do that is Wisconsin Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne. Congrats to #Northwestern RB Justin Jackson, 4th on all-time Big Ten rushing list. He and Ron Dayne only Big Ten backs with 4 1,000-yard seasons. Go Cats!— Craig Ellenport (@ellenport) November 19, 2017 Anyone remember what happened the last time Justin Jackson suited up against Illinois? In Northwestern’s 42-21 rout last year, Jackson rushed for 173 yards on 21 carries, scoring three touchdowns against the Fighting Illini. Justin Jackson is unheralded ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017By Michael Berns
    2 days ago
  • Ferguson: Special teams also a factor in Dunlap’s run to the football title game
    Dunlap is the fourth school to represent the Mid-Illini Conference in a football state championship game, joining Metamora, Washington and Limestone. “I don't know if anyone could have envisioned this for Dunlap,” Cazalet said, “and for us to be here is a credit to our kids, the community and our  ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Peoria Standard Athletes in Action, Football: Nov. 19 – Nov. 25
    University Of Illinois Fighting Illini; 6-foot-3, 250-pound / Senior / Tight end. Northwestern Wildcats vs University Of Illinois Fighting Illini. Nov. 25, TBA. Kendrick Foster - Richwoods H.S.; Peoria, Illinois. University Of Illinois Fighting Illini; 5-foot-9, 200-pound / Senior / Running back. Northwestern Wildcats  ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • 20 college football players who will define rivalry week
    Per Football Study Hall, he also has 11 run stuffs and six pass breakups. Against the Illini, Northwestern shouldn’t have any trouble at all, but Hall could really stuff the statsheet. Lovie Smith’s offense ranks 122nd in S&P+. Don’t expect Illinois ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Ohio State Football vs. Michigan: Preview and prediction
    The Buckeyes are coming off a dominating performance against the lowly Illini, defeating Illinois 52-14 on a stormy afternoon in Columbus. The story  ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini football one last time (from WCIA CBS Champaign)
    A former director of the US Office of Government Ethics says he filed an official complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for what he argues was a violation of the Hatch Act after she ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Pleasant Plains football ‘pioneers’ excited about Cardinals’ playoff run
    The Cardinals also reached the postseason in 2012, ’14 and ’15 before this year’s breakthrough. Ward, now the superintendent at Mason City Illini Central, said he’s enjoyed following Plains’ surprising run this fall. “I’ll tell you ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini Football to Celebrate Small Senior Class
    Illinois-Northwestern Game Notes | Tickets | Gameday Central. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Illinois football team will celebrate its nine seniors, plus one graduating redshirt junior, with a special ceremony before Saturday's season finale against Northwestern at Memorial Stadium. The student-athletes will be  ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Illini leading tackler makes most of his second chance
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Each tackle he makes is still humbling for Del’Shawn Phillips. It wasn’t that long ago that he was without the game he started playing at the age of 6, and no clear path to pursue football at a top level. ”It was definitely dark ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • BTN to avoid Chief logo in broadcasts, merchandise
    The decisions were prompted by a complaint sent by UI Professor Emeritus Stephen Kaufman and student body President Raneem Shamseldin to BTN and administrators at all 14 Big Ten universities after a flag with the logo was shown during the Illinois-Indiana football game. What's your take? Submit a Letter to the Editor here URBANA — The Big Ten Network has agreed to avoid images of the Chief Illiniwek logo during its Illini broadcasts following a complaint about its coverage of the Nov. 11 football game against Indiana. read more ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017By digital.media
    2 days ago
  • No. 22 Northwestern faces overmatched Illinois (November 25, 2017) –…
    ...Mike Epstein has affected the Illini’s capability to sustain drives.As the No. 22 Wildcats (8-3 ... finest football, the Fighting Illini (2-9, -8) happen to be easily wiped out with a perfect storm ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • The Big Ten (and Ohio State) is poised to create chaos in the College Football Playoff
    After receiving a final sendoff, having effectively buried the Illini in a hole too deep to dig themselves out of, the first string was called back to play another series in the third quarter, with some players even needing to be retaped to get back into ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • The B1G Roast: You scored as many points as Minnesota did on Saturday!
    Since he’s hurt he has to be drafted by the Sixers now. It’s Process Law. Biggest weakness: The Illini’s quarterback was four for 14 for 16 yards. I’d rather have my daughter spit up in my mouth than watch Illinois football...which has already ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Big 10 Betting Lines: Week 13
    Bottom line: Illinois is a garbage football team that barely scores points. Northwestern is a semi-good team that will score more than the Illini this Saturday. How much more, you ask? I’m not sure it’ll be 16.5, so I will take the under here. ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • No. 22 Northwestern faces overmatched Illinois (Nov 25, 2017)
    22 Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) are certainly playing their best football, the Fighting Illini (2-9, 0-8) have been wiped out by a perfect storm of injuries,  ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • No. 22 Northwestern faces overmatched Illinois
    22 Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) are certainly playing their best football, the Fighting Illini (2-9, 0-8) have been wiped out by a perfect storm of injuries, ... The Illini have started 16 freshmen, including four at times on the offensive line, which many coaches believe is the toughest play for a frosh to step in and  ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Mizzou, Illinois to renew football series on campuses
    ...Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Illini and Mizzou are resuming their matchups on the... The Tigers hold a 17-7 edge on the Illini. They most recently played in 2010 in St. Louis where ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Statue honoring Dick Butkus going up at Illinois
    (AP) -- Dick Butkus is going back to college. One of the greatest linebackers in pro football history is being honored with a statute at Illinois, where he played three seasons and helped the Illini win the 1964 Rose Bowl. The statue will overlook the ...
    Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
    2 days ago
  • Akron claims first MAC East Division title since 2005 (Nov 21, 2017)
    Down the sideline of Hayes, and the Illini will not go quietly. Illinois on the scoreboard. - Great hit by Stanley Green, sophomore safety for the Illini. Came off, and he puts a lick on Haskins. You've got to protect the football. - Experience in that regard in case they need it moving forward. - Third and 5. ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • 2017 Illinois State Football Championships: 1A
    Andy Romine is 34-2 in his third year as coach of the Warriors. Conference: Tuscola was 7-0 in the Central Illinois, while Lena-Winslow was 8-0 in the Northwest Upstate Illini Northwest. Playoff history: Lena-Winslow is in the playoffs for the 24th time ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Latest College Football Playoff Rankings Released; Ohio State Remains…
    ...following their destruction of Illinois. The Buckeyes held the Fighting Illini to two scores in the 52-14 victory. Illinois was also held scoreless in the first half, showing how talented the defense ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Three two-way picks lead Illini Prairie football squad
    Central Catholic High School senior lineman Joe Malinowski, Pontiac senior lineman Tyler Rich and Prairie Central senior running back/linebacker  ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Riding Shotgun with Tupper: Thanksgiving Week edition
    In this week's Riding Shotgun, H&R Executive Sports Editor Mark Tupper discusses Monday's announcements that a Dick Butkus statue will be put up at Memorial Stadium and the Illini will renew their football rivalry with Missouri in 2026, and Mark… ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • BRAGGIN’ RIGHTS FOOTBALL IS BACK. EVENTUALLY. Mizzou and Illinois agree to 4-year series.
    Mizzou will travel to Illinois for a September 26, 2026 contest in Champaign, Ill., with the Illini returning the game the following year to Columbia, Mo., on September 18, 2027. The teams will also meet in Champaign on Sept. 16, 2028 before concluding the ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Christian DiLauro | Keys to the Player | Illini Football Gameday Video
    2017 Fighting Illini Football Game Day Feature | Keys to the Player – Senior OL Christian DiLauro. ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Ohio State Football: Could demons return vs. Michigan on Saturday?
    One week later, Illinois met a similar fate, as the Buckeyes mauled the Fighting Illini to a one-sided, 52-14 victory. The demons from their 55-24 loss to Iowa never manifested in the two games, but that could mean they’re due to return. In a stadium ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Illini in the NFL: Week 11 Recap
    Here’s an update on the Illini who played this weekend! Clayton Fejedelem Fejedelem recorded two total tackles in the Bengals’ 20-17 win over the Broncos. Tavon Wilson Wilson had six total tackles and one assisted tackles in the Lions’ 27-24 win against the Bears. Akeem Spence Spence recorded three total tackles and one assisted tackle in the Lions’ 27-24 win over the Bears. Corey Liuget Liuget recorded two total tackles and one assisted tackle in the Chargers’ 54-24 win over the Bills. Once again, the former Illini do not contribute much in the games this week, but in positive news, former Illini Dick Butkus will be getting a long deserved statue outside the new Football Performance Facility. The statue is expected to be completed in 2019. ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017By carkin2
    3 days ago
  • Illini in the NFL: Week 11 Recap
    Liuget recorded two total tackles and one assisted tackle in the Chargers' 54-24 win over the Bills. Once again, the former Illini do not contribute much in the games this week, but in positive news, former Illini Dick Butkus will be getting a long deserved statue outside the new Football Performance Facility  ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Three two-way picks lead Illini Prairie football squad
    Central Catholic High School senior lineman Joe Malinowski, Pontiac senior lineman Tyler Rich and Prairie Central senior running back/linebacker Cade Kerns were first-team selections on offense and defense to lead area honorees on the inaugural Illini ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Dick Butkus To Get Bronze Statue At New Illinois Football Center
    The statue will greet Fighting Illini fans at the entrance of Illinois' new football performance center and is expected to be ready for the 2019 football season. "Dick Butkus is the greatest defensive player in the history of football, and he embodies the identity of the Illinois football program," Director of  ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Erick Smith a co-starter at safety: Ohio State football depth chart for Michigan
    Meyer said Fuller should be available this week. Smith made his first career start at safety against the Illini, and now -- at least on paper -- could be in line for more playing time this week against the Wolverines. Ohio State played some defensive ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Ohio State football: Meyer says Booker cleared to practice
    Worley and Borland remained in their spots and played well. Worley was the defensive player of the game against the Illini. At the least, Booker’s availability will add depth at linebacker. The fourth-year junior from Akron has been credited with 21 solo ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Rivalry Renewed: Mizzou, Illini announce four-year home & home series
    ...uniform numbers retired by the Illini.One of the greatest linebackers in pro football history is ... played three seasons and helped the Illini win the 1964 Rose Bowl.Roy Moore accuser says she was ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Illinois, Missouri To Resume Football With 4-Game Series
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illini and Mizzou are resuming their matchups on the gridiron, announcing a four-game football series starting in 2026. The University of Illinois and University of Missouri made the announcement Monday. Illinois will host in ...
    Published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    3 days ago
  • Tupper’s Take: Breaking down busy Monday for Illini football
    CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman made two big announcements Monday - Dick Butkus is getting a statue, and the Missouri-Illinois football series is returning. Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review joins Noah Newman in studio to break down the news. The guys also discuss Whitman's  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illini-Mizzou to renew football rivalry in 2026
    Illinois quarterback Cam Thomas (10) may be available for the Illini Saturday against Northwestern after missing the previous two games. Associated  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Lovie on UI-Mizzou: ‘All in favor of it’
    'You only have a few geographic rivalries,' Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman said Monday. CHAMPAIGN — Say there's a freshman that will play the next time Illinois faces Missouri on the football field. Right now? He's in the fourth grade. The Illini and Tigers will renew their rivalry. The contracts are signed for the four-game home-and-home (and repeat) series. It just won't start until the 2026 season, with Illinois getting dibs on hosting first. read more ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017By digital.media
    4 days ago
  • Drive Time; Carey Davis (Illini football Sideline Reporter)
    The guys kick off the hour with drive time, and then Trevor Vallese comes in for Lon Tay, as he and Mike are then joined by Carey Davis to talk Illini  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Dick Butkus statue planned for Illinois’ new football facility
    The bronze statue will join a statue of Red Grange, the legendary Illini running back whose likeness stands on the west side of Memorial Stadium. ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illini, Missouri to renew football series in 2026
    Illini AD Josh Whitman said he and Missouri AD Jim Sterk are leaving the door open to possibly playing two of the games in St. Louis. But uncertainty about the future of the downtown dome and the difficulty of staging a September game at Busch Stadium make committing to a St. Louis game impossible  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illinois announces statue to honor Dick Butkus
    Whitman said Butkus was moved when he first learned of the plan to honor him with a bronze statue that will be created by Illini alum and sculptor, George ... Hardy Nickerson, like Butkus a former NFL linebacker, said it's appropriate that the Butkus statue will stand guard over the Illini football complex. ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Sports in brief: After botched kick, Bears sack Barth
    Dick Butkus is going back to college. One of the greatest linebackers in pro football history is being honored with a statute at Illinois, where he played three seasons and helped the Illini win the 1964 Rose Bowl. The statue will overlook the entrance to ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Mizzou-Illinois football rivalry to resume in 2026 for four years
    ...to resume in 2026 for four yearsMissouri Tigers and Illinois Illini announce four-year home-and-home football series from 2026-2029; games won't be played in St. Louis...- 2017.11.20 ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Free College Football Picks: Northwestern Wildcats vs Illinois Fighting Illini Predictions 11/25/17
    The #23 Northwestern Wildcats will be taking on the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Champaign Memorial Stadium this Saturdaying evening at 4:00 PM EST. The lines opened with a 14 point spread for the Wildcats to cover and a posted game total of 45.5 points. Since then, the spread has climbed to 16.5  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Football: Streaking Wildcats prepare for rivalry week against rebuilding Illinois
    A win over Illinois on Saturday would give Northwestern almost twice as many Big Ten wins during its ongoing winning streak as the Fighting Illini have accumulated over the past three seasons combined. That’s a sobering testament to the state of the ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Missouri’s bowl game may decide how much credit Barry Odom deserves for this ‘Tiger Turnaround’
    BRAGGIN’ RIGHTS FOOTBALL IS BACK. EVENTUALLY. Missouri leads the all-time football series with Illinois, 17-7. The Tigers and Illini will meet again starting in 2026. Phat Albert, LBs wrecking shop, and a stable defense, at long last It was a very good ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Tupper’s Take: Breaking down busy Monday for Illini football
    CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman made two big announcements Monday - Dick Butkus is getting a statue, and the Missouri-Illinois football series is returning. Mark Tupper of the Herald & Review joins Noah Newman in studio to break down ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Monday’s football: Oklahoma’s Mayfield won’t start
    Dick Butkus is going back to college. One of the greatest linebackers in pro football history is being honored with a statute at Illinois, where he played three seasons and helped the Illini win the 1964 Rose Bowl. The statue is expected to be completed in ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Statue оf Dick Butkus Gоing Up At Illinоis
    (AP) — Dick Butkus is going back tо college. One of thе greatest linebackers in pro football histоrу is being honored with a statute at Illinois, where he plaуed three seasons and helped thе Illini win thе 1964 Rose Bowl. The statue will overlook ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • North Cook News Athletes in Action, Football: Nov. 19 – Nov. 25
    Northwestern Wildcats vs University Of Illinois Fighting Illini. Nov. 25, TBA. Austin Spiewak - Fremd H.S.; Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Iowa Hawkeyes  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Rivalry Renewed: Mizzou, Illini announce four-year home & home s
    ...Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini for the first time in what will then be 16 years.The ... 24 times in football, with the Illini holding a 17-7 series advantage. Missouri won the last 6 ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Brad Smith
    Missouri quarterback Brad Smith (16) carries the ball against Illinois during the Tigers' 22-15 victory over the Fighting Illini in 2003. MU and Illinois announced on Monday that they will renew the Braggin' Rights football rivalry, with games 2026-2029 on ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Rivalry Renewed: Mizzou, Illini announce four-year home & home s – KMOV.com
    The Missouri and Illinois football rivalry will make its return for the 2026 college football season. On September 26, 2026, Missouri will travel to Champaign, Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini for the first time in what will then be 16 years. The series will be a home and home series that will happen from  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Deon Thomas Illini Radio Network; College football carousel
    11/20/17 Hour 2: Deon Thomas Illini Radio Network; College football ... Jeremy opens the second hour talking to Deon Thomas about the Illini  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illinois Football
    #Illini AD Josh Whitman on rebuilding football program: "Our... "So there, national media and fans, #illini AD is all-in on this coach. Giving him a bunch of ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Mizzou and Illini revive Braggin’ Rights football series
    It's still a few seasons away, but athletic department officials at both the University of Illinois and Missouri University have agreed to resume the football Braggin' Rights game. A four-year home-and-home football series between the Illini and Tigers will resume beginning with the 2026 schedule. Mizzou  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illini, Mizzou renew rivalry football game
    The two schools announced a four-year, home-and-home series to start at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 26, 2026. The game will return to Champaign on Sept. 16, 2028. Mizzou will host games in Columbia, Mo., on Sept. 18, 2027, and Sept. 15, 2029. "We are pleased to reestablish the football rivalry  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illinois announces Butkus statue, future Missouri games
    CHAMPAIGN — A statue recognizing football legend Dick Butkus and the renewal of the football rivalry between Illinois and Missouri were among major announcements made Monday by Illini Athletics Director Josh Whitman. The statue of Butkus, considered the greatest linebacker in football history,  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illinois, Missouri renew series
    The Illinois-Missouri football series hasn't been played since 2010, when the Tigers defeated the Illini 23-13 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. But the two progams will renew their series starting in 2026, Illinois announced on Monday, as part of a four-year home-and-home series between the two  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illini to honor legendary linebacker Dick Butkus with statue
    CHAMPAIGN -- The Red Grange statue outside of Memorial Stadium will be getting some company. Dick Butkus, the former Chicago Bears and Fighting Illini star consider by many as the greatest linebacker in football history, will be honored with a statue overlooking the entrance to a newly constructed  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
    4 days ago
  • Illinois announces future football series with Missouri
    The series will resume on Sept. 26, 2026, in Champaign. It will consist of four years of home-and-home games, so Illinois will host Missouri again in 2028. The Illini and the Tigers have played 24 times, and Missouri has won 17 of those meetings. Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman is thankful for  ...
    Published on Monday, November 20, 2017
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  • Mizzou, Illinois revive football series for 2026-29
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