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The Fighting Illini defensive line has been playing much better than most expected preseason. Boundary defenders Whitney Mercilus and Michael Buchanan are getting much of the credit, but the stingy defense against the run is tackle Akeem Spence's domain. He is proving his outstanding freshman season is no fluke.
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Ron Zook may have Illinois 6-0 on the season, but that doesn’t mean he’s not the same Ron Zook we love to mock. After Illinois scored a touchdown to go up 20-13 Saturday in the second quarter against Indiana, Zook elected to go for two. A simple extra point would have put his team up [...]
People have questions marks about the Illini safeties. And that’s understandable. However, their corners are looking pretty solid.
University of Illinois senior Tavon Wilson was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Fighting Illini improve to 6-0 with a 41-20 victory at the Indiana Hoosiers this past Saturday.
Wilson returned a fumble 66 yards for...
Illinois DB Tavon Wilson was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and National Defensive Performer of the Week after a big game in Saturday's win at Indiana.
The Fighting Illini basketball begins what should be an extremely interesting 2011-12 season Friday. Illini head coach Bruce Weber met with the media in advance of the first practice to talk about his prospects. While five regulars departed, seven newcomers and a renewed enthusiasm give hope for a successful season.
Illinois begins basketball practice on Friday, and coach Bruce Weber says he is looking for someone on the roster to step up.
The Illini went 20-14 last season and knocked off UNLV in the NCAA Tournament. But key contributors Demetri McCamey and Mike Davis are gone, and the current roster has six freshmen.
Illinois added Sam Maniscalco at guard to improve its experience level....
Illinois cornerback Tavon Wilson earned the Big Ten defensive player of the week for his outstanding performance Saturday against Indiana.
The Fighting Illini football team is attracting a number of top running backs with its two open scholarships for next year. Among those at the top of the list is Floridian Roshard Burney. He is having an excellent senior season and plans to visit the Illini after the season is completed.
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds
The Fighting Illini will do battle with the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.
Backers of the Fighting Illini have seen them go 6-0 and 3-3 ATS so far this season, while...
Illinois begins basketball practice on Friday, and coach Bruce Weber says he is looking for someone on the roster to step up. The Illini went 20-14 last season and knocked off UNLV in the NCAA Tournament. But key contributors Demetri McCamey and Mike Davis are gone, and the current roster has six freshmen.