Former Illini

Former Illini

Deron Williams                                   Dick Butkus

Kendall Gill                                         Simeon Rice

Luther Head                                       Whitney Mercilus

Nick Anderson

 

October 29, 2012

Ex-Illini player Jereme Richmond free on bond after another jailing – Chicago Tribune

Former Illini basketball player Jereme Richmond was released from custody today after spending the weekend in Lake County Jail on a probation violation, his lawyer said. Judge John Phillips agreed to free Richmond on … 

October 25, 2012

September 8, 2012

Williams, the Olympian and NBA All-Star who was recruited to Illinois by Gillispie when the coach was an assistant with the Illini, said he still talks to Gillispie regularly. “Hopefully he’ll get another chance,” Williams … 

The bottom five would be spread out so no one notices they are all the same model. Whitney was merciless as an Illini pass-rusher. All he was asked to do was get upfield and do some damage. His role as a Texans … 

September 6, 2012

  • Former Illini In NFL – illinoishomepage.net

    CHAMPAIGN — Wednesday is the day football fans have been waiting for, ever since the Super Bowl. The New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys kicked off the NFL regular season. Fans were out in full force to celebrate. Illinis fans also had something to …

September 5, 2012

September 4, 2012

  • Auburn football: Mother of Tigers fullback Jay Prosch dies – Montgomery Advertiser

    The 6-foot, 240-pound All-American fullback also was named the Fighting Illini’s player of the year on special teams last season. The NCAA awarded Prosch a hardship waiver in June, making him immediately eligible … 

August 28, 2012

Do they keep three or four? And if it’s three, does St. Louis native Mike McNeill or the often-injured but higher upside Mike Hoomanawanui (Illini Mike) get the final spot? And in addition to determining the final few spots … 

August 26, 2012

August 24, 2012

Brewster is a former tight end at the University of Illinois as he was a two-time All Big Ten Conference selection and major part of the 1983 Fighting Illini team led by head coach Mike White that made it back to the …

Playing in two preseason games is more essential for Leshoure than most. He hasn’t played a game since his last game for the Illini about 20 months ago. In addition, he has been suspended by the league for the first … 

August 22, 2012

  • Mike Locksley enjoys a homecoming with Terps – Washington Times

    Three years later, the Illini were in the Rose Bowl. It was a career without a glaring setback until his dismissal at New Mexico four games into last season. “Once you get over the shock of it, being fired, and for me my … 

August 20, 2012

Kelvin Hayden knows what it takes to succeed in the NFL. The former Illini is in his eighth year of professional football, but his first season back in his home city of Chicago. Our Matt Wettersten has more on Hayden’s homecoming with the Bears.  

August 19, 2012

August 18, 2012

  • San Francisco 49ers’ Top Pick A.J. Jenkins Could Miss Season Opener – YAHOO

    When there were questions about the former Illini receiver’s work ethic and conditioning prior to training camp, even the most skeptical onlookers couldn’t have envisioned this scenario. But when considering the company Jenkins is in — a future Hall-of … 

August 16, 2012

August 15, 2012

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Since the Lions chose Mikel Leshoure in the second round of the 2011 draft, he hasn’t caused much excitement around the team. But he did cause a stir Wednesday when he trotted out to …

Zook coached Illinois from 2005-2011 and led the Illini to a 34-51 record, including a 9-4 season and a Rose Bowl bid in 2007. Zook previously spent three years as the head coach at Florida, with the Gators going 23-14 under him. 

August 5, 2012

August 4, 2012

  • Mercilus learning from the vets in Houston – illinoishomepage.net

    HOUSTON, Tex. – Former Illinois star Whitney Mercilus is in training camp with the Houston Texans this week, and so far the rookie is impressing the veterans. Mercilus’ teammates have had only good things to say about him. The 26th overall pick had a … 

August 3, 2012

  • Whitmer No. 1 on UConn QB depth chart – The Day

    Whitmer, a redshirt sophomore from Newnan, Ga., began his college career at Illinois, but spent only the 2010 season with the Illini as a redshirt. He attended Butler Community College in Kansas last fall, completing 180-of-316 passes for 3,022 … 

August 1, 2012

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July 26, 2012

  • Former Illini player sentenced to 90 years for rape – Sporting News

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—A former University of Illinois football player has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for raping a student in 1995. Prosecutors in Illinois’ Champaign County say Steven Feagin was sentenced Wednesday after being found guilty … 

July 24, 2012

As a senior for the Illini, Jenkins posted some phenomenal numbers, including a Big Ten-leading 84 receptions for 1,196 yards and seven touchdowns. But in minicamp for the 49ers, Jenkins hardly looked as if he were ready to come to training camp …

In 2005, he led an Illini squad recruited largely by Self to the NCAA title game. It may be far-fetched to think he can take this season’s K-State team that far, but there is plenty of reason for optimism in Manhattan.

July 20, 2012

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July 17, 2012

Jordache Allen, son of former Illini star Craig Tucker, was shot to death Monday in Flint, Mi. Allen, 34, is remember as one of Flint’s best basketball players. Craig Tucker, also from Flint, played for Illinois from 1980-82. He was drafted by …
July 12, 2012
  • Zook taking break from huddle – Gainesville Sun
    The Illini also went just 4-19 (1-15) in Zook’s first two seasons, but there were signs of improvement, including a near upset of the same 2006 OSU team UF would face for the national title. And, of course, he and his staff were relentlessly recruiting.  

July 10, 2012

McCamey out to impress in summer league
Former Illinois point guard Demetri McCamey might be wearing a Chicago Bulls’ uniform during the NBA summer league, but his goal is to impress every team, his agent said on Tuesday.

July 6, 2012

  • Bruce Weber
    Those are the words from Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber when he addresses the basketball roster he inherits for his inaugural season in Manhattan. “It’s a bonus for me to get an older team,” said Weber.
July 4, 2012

July 3, 2012

  • Deron Williams is staying with the Brooklyn Nets. Just after 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, the All-Star point guard tweeted, “Made a very difficult decision today …” along with a link to a photo of the Nets’ logo. Williams’ decision …

June 30, 2012

Steve Weatherford is living the good life in the NFL. The former University of Illinois standout is doing the punting for the world champion New York Giants, so you could say he’s sitting on top of the world. He has a Super Bowl ring and a place that can …

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