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Illinois junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, the school announced on Tuesday.
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Illinois junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus announced Tuesday that he will forgo his senior season at Illinois to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
Quotes from Illinois junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus' teleconference on Tuesday regarding his decision to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
Record-setting defensive end to skip senior season, enter NFL draftWhitney Mercilus was an unassuming player entering the 2011 season, hoping only to play well enough to maintain his starting role at defensive end for Illinois.
University of Illinois junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus announced today that he will forgo his senior season at Illinois to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
Mercilus who has the best name a defensive line man can have, emerged from total obscurity to have a banner year for the Fighting Illini, tying Simeon Rice’s single-season record and leading the nation with 16 sacks.
Illinois' stellar defensive end Whitney Mercilus will enter the NFL draft, he announced Tuesday.
Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus has decided he will leave the Illini a season early and try his hand at the NFL. The consensus first team All-American announced the decision in a school release, which you can read below. “First, I want to congratulate my teammates and coaches for a great win against UCLA in the…
SAN FRANCISCO -- Asked if his preseason confidence level was high, Whitney Mercilus burst with laughter. Like most, the Illinois defensive end did not foresee his stellar season.
The Fighting Illini football team, fresh off its triumph in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, faces a new beginning when second semester classes start. New coach Tim Beckman brings his spread offense to the team, and a number of adaptations will be required to transform returnees into his system. While much is still unknown, we will take a preliminary look at the 2012 offense.
The Fighting Illini basketball team, smarting from an embarrassing loss at Purdue last Saturday, travels to Northwestern for a Wednesday evening matchup. No Big 10 road game is easy; no current Illini player has won in Evanston. The Illini need to regain their confidence and improve their game fast to right the ship before one loss becomes two.
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Myke Henry made one of two free throws with 6 seconds left and Meyers Leonard blocked a shot just before the buzzer as Illinois pulled out a 57-56 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.
A coach describing a player's performance as "putzing around" is never a compliment. But center Meyers Leonard at least found himself in the right position Wednesday night to make a potential game-saving play for Illinois.