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The Fighting Illini scored on a 16-yard run by Jason Ford with 8:12 remaining, and a 2-yard run by quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to cut Purdue's lead to 21-14 with 54 seconds to play.
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Illinois and Purdue both have much to prove Saturday.
Just two weeks ago, Illinois was undefeated and looked like a solid contender that might hang with Wisconsin and Penn State in the Big Ten Leaders Division. Then, the Fighting Illini suffered a mistake-filled 17-7 home loss to Ohio State last week. Now, the Fighting Illini (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) will need to get back on track Saturday...
'We're doing the right things'After back-to-back losses, Illinois coach Ron Zook realizes the vibe around Champaign went from celebratory to cynical in two weeks.
Illinois linebacker Ashante Williams was sentenced to a form of probation after pleading guilty to driving drunk.
A head football coach wears many hats. One of his most difficult jobs is consoling fans while encouraging players and assistants after losses. The Purdue loss Saturday was tough for the Fighting Illini to accept, but for whatever reason they didn't play well. Illini coach Ron Zook must find positives despite initial reactions so his players can live to fight another day.
Purdue 21, Illinois 14.
Sure, it's an upset loss to a team whose best previous win was over Minnesota. But on the bright side, if there's any fan base in America that should be able to handle the emotional swing that comes with the sudden disintegration of a 6-0 start — that should have been expecting it, really, bracing for it — it's Illinois. From last-place finishes...
Even though Jereme Richmond appeared to hit rock bottom in August when he was charged with beating a woman and threatening her with a gun, the former Illinois guard managed to sink further into his downward spiral this week.
Richmond returned to jail Friday after a judge learned he tested positive for marijuana on Oct. 5 while out on bond. The judge set bond at $100,000, but if...
Center has 18 points, 7 rebounds, pleases WeberCHAMPAIGN — Illinois center Meyers Leonard wasn't overly thrilled with how he performed in the scrimmage in front of fans two weeks ago.
The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball) team (17-1, 10-0) made history Saturday night, overcoming the No. 1 Illinois Fighting Illini in a 3-1 (24-26, 25-18, 25-19, 25-11) victory. With the win, the Huskers advance as the only undefeated team in Big Ten Conference play.
The Fighting Illini basketball team plays it's annual Orange and Blue Scrimmage Sunday 4:00 pm at the Assembly Hall. Seating will be general admission, and fans will have an opportunity for autographs afterward. The Illini have been practicing only a week, so it will be a work in progress. But fans will get their first chance to watch 7 newcomers in action.
The Nebraska soccer team dropped a tough 3-1 decision to the No. 25 Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Senior Day.
The Fighting Illini downed Nebraska, 3-1, in Lincoln, Neb., on Sunday, Oct. 23.
The Fighting Illini men's cross-country team fielded two runners in the Illini Open on Friday. <a href="http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ill/sports/m-xctrack/auto_pdf/2011-12/box_score/stats_20111021aaa.pdf"Illini Open Results |