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When seniors graduate from a basketball team, younger players must rise up and replace their leadership and scoring. Four seniors departed the Fighting Illini basketball team after last season, leaving a big void. Junior Brandon Paul is expected to be among those who elevate their game to produce more leadership, scoring and overall maturity.
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Another week of game preparation is nearly over for the Buckeyes, who travel to Illinois as underdogs on Saturday. We take a look back at some of the things OSU coaches and players had to say about their two-game losing streak and their matchup with the Fighting Illini.
The Fighting Illini football team has two young linebackers from Memphis on the roster, and one replaced the other last Saturday at Indiana. Henry Dickinson performed well in Jonathan Brown's absence. The true freshman is developing rapidly. He is another example of how Illini coaches have the evaluation skills to recognize ability in underrated players.
No. 16 Illinois Fighting Illini (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (3-3, 0-2 Big Ten) Saturday, October 15 3:30 p.m. EDT Memorial Stadium – Champaign, Illinois TV: ABC will televise the game with Bob Wischusen, Bob Davie and Heather Cox on the call. Radio: WBNS-FM 97.1 The...
The walkon tradition at Illinois has been an ongoing blessing for the football team. Players who believe they can play major college ball are encouraged to enroll on their own and earn scholarships. A number of athletes over the years have done that, with several making it to the NFL. The latest to earn a scholarship is tight end Eddie Viliunas.
What team will the Fighting Illini face Saturday? Will it be the confident, dominant Ohio State contingent that runs roughshod over Big 10 opponents yearly? Or will it be wounded and discouraged from a season full of turmoil and uncharacteristic losses? Regardless, the Illini know they must play their best game of the year to win Saturday afternoon in Memorial Stadium.
The Fighting Illini soccer team faces Minnesota at 7 p.m. on Friday and Wisconsin for SoccerFest 2011 live on the Big Ten Network at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Fighting Illini men's cross country team placed 26th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Friday. | <ahref="http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-xctrack/stats/101411aaa.html">
In a field of over 300 runners, the Fighting Illini turned in a strong effort against an elite group at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Friday. <a href="http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/w-xctrack/stats/101411aab.html"Meet Results |