Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

Freedom Akinmoladun
With a 2-2 non-conference effort in their wake, the Nebraska Cornhuskers begin their journey towards what will hopefully be the regular season goal: winning the Big Ten West division. First up is a pack of Illini that feature a...
Brandon Cavanaugh
7 months ago
Clemson Tigers
I probably won't bet on Auburn the rest of the season. Or Tennessee or TCU or Oregon. Every year in college football there are just teams that are more schizophrenic than others. Those are the teams to avoid and it appears we've...
Braden Gall
7 months ago
Greyson Lambert
Week 5 of the 2015 college football season starts on Thursday night with Miami traveling to Cincinnati and continues on Friday with three matchups, including UConn visiting BYU. But as usual, the focus for every weekend slate is on Saturday....
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
C.J. Beathard
Conference play in the Big Ten is set to begin in full force in Week 5. After just one league game was played in September, six conference matchups dot the slate this Saturday. Indiana is 4-0 and hosts Ohio State in a huge opportunity for coach...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
The college football season is about a third of the way complete, and most of us still aren't sure what to make of it. Personally, I prefer it that way. Part of what makes the game so fascinating is its unpredictability, thanks in large part to...
J.P. Scott
7 months ago
Nick Chubb
Ranking any player or team after one month of the college football season is tough. With one-sided matchups skewing the statistics, and conference play not yet underway for most teams, it's hard to say whether these players will carry that...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Trevone Boykin
Ranking any player or team after one month of the college football season is nearly impossible. With one-sided matchups skewing the statistics, and conference play not yet underway for most teams, more data is needed before accurately judging...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Greg Schiano
College football is a sport driven by the men on the sideline. Teams take on the attitude, approach, work ethic and style of their coaches — for better or worse. As we've seen throughout the history of the sport, one right or wrong...
J.P. Scott
7 months ago
Leonard Fournette
The first month of the 2015 college football season is in the books. Unfortunately, that means this year is almost a third of the way finished. However, the next two months (plus a week in December) should bring plenty of crazy plays,...
Steven Lassan
7 months ago
Jim Harbaugh
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
Trevone Boykin
Week 4 of the 2015 college football season is in the books. The Pac-12 was the conference in the spotlight on Saturday, as Arizona-UCLA, Oregon-Utah and Arizona State-USC were some of the weekend’s most anticipated matchups. However, all...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
James Conner
Injuries are an unfortunate part of every college football season. Whether it’s a small ailment affecting a key player for a couple of weeks or an injury keeping a player sidelined for the entire year, all injuries have an impact on the final...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
West Virginia Mountaineers
Things got ugly last weekend. But so did most of college football and that is what makes the sport so great.  The SEC West and Pac-12 South both got flipped on their heads, Ohio State and the ACC struggled and the state of Texas was...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Cody Kessler
Week 4 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key American Athletic Conference matchup between Cincinnati and Memphis. The action continues on Friday night with Boise State taking on Virginia and Stanford traveling...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nate Sudfeld
The Big Ten’s Week 4 slate is lacking in terms of depth with intriguing matchups, but Saturday’s BYU-Michigan contest should be one of the top games from the early round of kickoffs. The Cougars are 2-1 and nearly knocked off UCLA last...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Leonard Fournette
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
UCLA Bruins
College football goes to another level in Week 3 as conference play begins to open up across the nation. Things start to get real this weekend and I’m going right along with it. There are some “circle the wagons” games this...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Elijah Hood
Sometimes, adversity can be a good thing. It can serve as a motivating force that can bring a team together. After the first two weeks, it looks like that may be happening at Illinois. Tim Beckman was fired as Illinois' head coach due to...
Jon Kinne
8 months ago
Les Miles
The third week of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key ACC matchup between Clemson and Louisville. Thursday night’s game is one of the marquee contests for Week 3, but the action continues on Friday and...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Tommy Armstrong
The Big Ten took the spotlight last Saturday, as Michigan State-Oregon was the must-see matchup from Week 2. This weekend’s slate doesn’t have a marquee top-10 contest, but there’s plenty of intriguing games around the conference...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Dalvin Cook
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
Braxton Miller
Numerous sportswriters have analyzed and praised former Ohio State starting quarterback Braxton Miller’s move to H-Back and I can’t blame them. We have never seen a three-year starting signal-caller and Heisman Trophy candidate move to...
Aaron Tallent
8 months ago
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
If not for a 100-yard kickoff return from Western Michigan and two garbage time touchdowns from Louisville, I would have gone a nice 4-0 last week. But almost doesn't count with your bookie. This week, the advice is to stay away from the...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Week 1 in college football usually doesn’t mean much when it comes to a team’s chances of ultimate success down the road (well, maybe for Stanford). The Big Ten took some lumps, but also shined in the spotlight. It’s time to...
Brandon Cavanaugh
8 months ago

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