Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

Joshua Dobbs
Week 6 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. Saturday’s action started with Texas’ upset over Oklahoma, and the afternoon slate...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Charlie Strong
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 6 of the college football season is officially in the books. And as usual, the weekend slate of games didn’t disappoint. Florida State, Utah, TCU and Tennessee made critical stops late in the fourth quarter to preserve a win, while...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Cal Golden Bears
8-0 last weekend. Yup, I'm going to soak that one in. The worst part of going 8-0 is knowing that it will never happen again — sort of like being a Mets fan this October. But I digress. On to Week 6 where emotional letdowns...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
Two of the Big Ten West's most surprising teams of 2015 will line up to face one another on Saturday, as the No. 23 Iowa Hawkeyes play Homecoming host to the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois. A quick review...
Robert A. Boleyn
8 months ago
Travis Wilson
Week 6 of the 2015 college football season starts on Thursday night with SMU visiting Houston and USC hosting Washington. Two games dot the schedule on Friday, including a key ACC matchup between NC State and Virginia Tech. But as usual, the action...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Jim Harbaugh
The Big Ten has an intriguing slate of games scheduled for Week 6. A defensive struggle is expected in Ann Arbor, as Michigan hosts Northwestern. The Wolverines and Wildcats are two of the Big Ten’s top teams through Week 6 and both are ...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Tom Herman
College football’s coaching carousel never stops, as programs are always looking for the next big thing or rising star when it comes to finding its head coach. All 128 coaches enter the season with the pressure to win at a high level, but...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nick Saban
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
Ezekiel Elliott
Week 5 of the 2015 college football season is in the books. Saturday's slate produced plenty of must-see games, including the anticipated Clemson-Notre Dame showdown in rainy Death Valley, while Alabama easily handled Georgia in...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Week 5 of the college football season is officially in the books. Needless to say, Week 5 wasn’t short on drama or intrigue around the nation. The weekend started with Cincinnati’s upset over Miami on Thursday night and continued into...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 months ago

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