Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

Ezekiel Elliott
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Gary Pinkel
Week 11 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Utah Utes
Picked against my own rooting interest last week and, while it helped my overall football predictions (TCU was overrated and Alabama is awesome), it meant two big losses in two big games. But, Navy and Stanford — both 7-2 against...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Just when the college football world believes Ohio State has turned the corner, the Buckeyes turn in an underwhelming performance in their 28-14 victory over Minnesota. Cardale Jones did not throw any interceptions, suffered four sacks, threw one...
Chip Minnich
7 months ago
Corey Coleman
Week 11 of the 2015 college football season starts with two games on Wednesday night, including an intriguing matchup in the MAC between Bowling Green and Western Michigan. The midweek portion of the schedule continues on Thursday, as Virginia Tech...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Jake Spavital
College football’s offseason coaching carousel is already shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent years. Nine FBS coaching jobs are open as of Nov. 11, and the turnover won’t stop at the top. With several openings at the head...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
The full ramifications of the crazy finishes to the Arkansas-Ole Miss and Nebraska-Michigan State games last weekend have yet to be seen. What we do know is that those two outrageous finishes and outcomes created some alternate paths to the College...
J.P. Scott
7 months ago
Mark Dantonio
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Nick Saban
The College Football Playoff Committee released its second top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Clemson remained at No. 1 for the second week in a row, followed by Alabama at No. 2, Ohio State at No. 3 and Notre Dame at No. 4....
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Illinois went public with what it found in its internal investigation into former coach Tim Beckman's firing.  In the document, which you can read in full here, there are allegations of Beckman encouraging players to minimize reports...
Jasmine Watkins
7 months ago
Derrick Henry
Week 10 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Brandon Allen
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers touchdown Michigan State
Week 10 of the college football season is officially in the books. Considering the crazy finishes, big-time showdowns and upsets, Saturday's slate of games might be the best weekend of action so far this year.  Before...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
TCU Horned Frogs
Boy was I wrong about Texas A&M and Utah. Thought Vegas was off on those lines last weekend and, once again, the Wise Guys prove to be the best analysts in the game. (Amazing how that works.) However, I've gone to the Houston, Bowling...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Mike Warren
With 128 FBS teams and over 85 players on every college football roster, it’s easy for some talented prospects to slip through the cracks nationally. There’s no doubt about the talent or the amount of spotlight on LSU’s Leonard...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Mason Rudolph
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, creating a firestorm of criticism on social media and around the internet this week. Clemson topped the rankings at No. 1, followed by LSU, Ohio...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Brandon Harris
Week 10 of the 2015 college football season starts with six games on Thursday night, including Baylor visiting Kansas State. The Bears lost starting quarterback Seth Russell to a season-ending neck injury against Iowa State, and Thursday’s...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Trevone Boykin
The start of college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is less than two months away, but it’s never too early to take a peek at the potential matchups this postseason. The bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
If you're like me, you're a bald white guy in his late 30s who writes about college football for beer money. Additionally, unless you are a fan of an SEC football team, you smile like you just got away with something every time something...
J.P. Scott
7 months ago
Dabo Swinney
The College Football Playoff Committee released its first top 25 rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night, featuring Clemson at No. 1 and LSU at No. 2. Ohio State checked in at No. 3 and Alabama at No. 4. The committee will meet each week...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Week 9 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Kirk Ferentz
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Week 9 of the college football season is officially in the books. Saturday's slate of games was underwhelming on paper, but the Week 9 schedule produced plenty of crazy finishes and outstanding plays. Miss anything from...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Boy was I wrong about Texas A&M and Utah. Thought Vegas was off on those lines last weekend and, once again, the Wise Guys prove to be the best analysts in the game. (Amazing how that works.) However, I've gone to the Houston, Bowling...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Christian Hackenberg
Penn State will face its third interim head coach of the season this weekend when Illinois rolls into Happy Valley. For the second straight weekend, Penn State must prepare for a team playing under an interim, with Bill Cubit doing the honors...
Kevin McGuire
8 months ago

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