What can be said of the 2011-12 Illinois Fighting Illini? I’ve already talked about how the coach, Bruce Weber, is 99% gone at the end of the season,* I’ve highlighted how the current college basketball collapse closely mirrors the college football cave-in during the exact same academic year. I’ve even mentioned how the current team …
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Sandwiched in between last weekend’s emotional prime time upset of nationally ranked Arizona State nad next week’s Big Ten opener versus hated in-state rival Northwestern, today’s contest against MAC opponent Western Michigan certainly had a “trap game” feel. And given the Illini performance in the first half, it certainly looked that way for awhile (think …
University of Illinois head coach Ron Zook announced Wednesday the signing of 27 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play football for the Fighting Illini in 2011. The class is made up of 15 skill players, 11 linemen and a punter. Twelve of the 27 players rank in their state’s Top 30, including five …
Coincidentally, Illini Linebacker Martez Wilson announced his decision to turn pro this morning.
Earlier it was announced that Illini redshirt-freshman defensive tackle Akeem Spence earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America, complementing the honor Spence earned from Rivals.com [...]
There’s nothing worse than having an outmatched coach, and that is definitely what the Zooker proved again on Saturday.
With his team on the verge of driving for a touchdown, the Fighting Illini faced a fourth and seven from the 13 yard line with 4:40 left in the game. The Illini were making only their third trip to the red zone in the game, [...]
I’m just not a soccer guy. The World Cup is fine, but it’s not my thing. I just can’t wait for college football to get here. Therefore, when College Football Zealots asked me to do their preview of the Illinois Fighting Illini 2010 season for them. I jumped at the chance. Here’s an excerpt: What …
The Big Ten announced today game times for 2010 conference Homecoming games. The Fighting Illini will play at Penn State on Oct. 9 at 11 am CT, at Michigan State on Oct. 16 at 11 am CT and home on Oct. 23 against Indiana, also at 11 am CT. The Illinois Homecoming on Oct. 23 will be the 100th Homecoming celebration on the UI Campus.