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WATCH: Illini Football | 2017 Gameday

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WATCH: Thursday Walkthrough with Lovie Smith | 2017 Game 1

Former Illini All-American Martin O'Donnell sits down with Illinois head coach Lovie Smith ahead of Saturday's 2017 season-opener vs. Ball State – Thursday Walkthrough Aug. 31, 2017.

WATCH: Coaches Lovie Smith and Brad Underwood | Hurricane Harvey Relief

An important message from two of our head coaches who have close ties to the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fans are encouraged to donate to the relief efforts by texting "Harvey" to 90999.

WATCH: Illinois Football LB Tré Watson Post-Practice Interview 8/29/17

FightingIllini.com's Marissa Sulek talked to junior LB Tré Watson about leading the defense heading into the 2017 season-opener vs. Ball State coming up on Saturday (11 am CT on BTN)

WATCH: Illinois Football WR Malik Turner Post-Practice Interview 8/29/17

FightingIllini.com's Marissa Sulek talked to senior WR Malik Turner about the team's season-opener vs. Ball State coming up on Saturday (11 am CT on BTN)

WATCH: Lovie Smith Post-Practice Interview 8/29/17

FightingIllini.com's Marissa Sulek talked to head coach Lovie Smith about the team's season-opener vs. Ball State coming up on Saturday (11 am CT on BTN)

WATCH: Lovie Smith Previews the 2017 Season | Fighting Illini Football Preview Show

Fighting Illini football coach Lovie Smith joins Ryan Baker to discuss the 2017 Illinois football season for the Fighting Illini Preview Show. Full Show » http://bit.ly/2017IlliniFBPreviewShow

WATCH: Lovie Smith Press Conference 8/28/17

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith addresses the media to preview the season-opener against Ball State coming up on Sept. 2, 2017 (11 am CT on BTN).

WATCH: Chayce Crouch Mic'd Up | 2017 Illini Football Preview Show

All-access with Fighting Illini junior quarterback Chayce Crouch during a 2017 Training Camp practice | 2017 Fighting Illini Football Preview Show, presented by Dynegy. Full Show » http://bit.ly/2017IlliniFBPreviewShow

WATCH: Sean Adesayna Mic'd Up | 2017 Illini Football Preview Show

All-access with Fighting Illini junior defensive end Sean Adesanya during a 2017 Training Camp practice | 2017 Fighting Illini Football Preview Show, presented by Dynegy. Full Show » http://bit.ly/2017IlliniFBPreviewShow

WATCH: 2017 Fighting Illini Football Preview Show

Watch the full 2017 Fighting Illini Preview Show presented by Dynegy, including exclusive interviews with Lovie Smith, Garrick McGee, Hardy Nickerson, Josh Whitman, Chayce Crouch, Mikey Dudek, Sean Adesanya, Tré Watson and more. The show is hosted by Ryan Baker and produced by Fighting Illini Productions. Show air dates/times: http://bit.ly/PreviewShow17
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August 23, 2017  |  Discuss

15 college football coaches who are on the hot seat in 2017

With the 2017 college football season upon us, coaches are starting their journey of taking their teams to a conference championship and a possibly a major bowl game. Some, however, are already under enormous pressure to right their ships or else they will lose their gigs. There are coaches from powerful programs on this list who just haven't reached the heights the fan base expects...
August 21, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lovie Smith Post-Practice Interview 8/19/17

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August 19, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2017 Fighting Illini Football Preview Show Promo

The 2017 Fighting Illini Preview Show, presented by Dynegy, will air several times between Aug. 21 and Sept. 2. Show air dates/times: http://bit.ly/PreviewShow17
Via Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics
August 18, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Underwood Sings 7th-inning Stretch at Wrigley Field

Fighting Illini men's basketball coach Brad Underwood sings the 7th-inning stretch at the Cubs game on Aug. 17, 2017. (footage via CSN Chicago)
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August 17, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Gala | Buford-Bailey, Felicien and Virgin

Fighting Illini track and field Hall of Fame inductees Tonja Buford-Bailey, Perdita Felicien and Craig Virgin sit down with host Mike Tirico at the 2017 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Gala
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August 16, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Illinois Football | Dick Butkus On Giving Back

Fighting Illini football legend and hall of famer Dick Butkus talks about giving back to the game, including his foundation that promotes playing the game clean and heart disease screening.
Via Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics
August 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lovie Smith Post-Practice Interview 8/12/17

Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith addressed the media following Saturday's practice that included a scrimmage.
Via Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics
August 12, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Training Camp Update | James Crawford

Fighting Illini senior defensive lineman James Crawford gives an update on the defense after the first week of 2017 Training Camp.
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August 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Illinois basketball one step closer to landing Aaron Henry

The Illinois basketball team moved one step closer to securing their first class of 2018 commitment. Aaron Henry decided to take the weekend to cut down his top list. He ended up eliminating all but five programs which included Ohio State, Butler, Michigan State, Xavier and Illinois. This is a solid list of programs that […] Illinois basketball one step closer to landing Aaron...
Via Writing Illini
August 07, 2017

Illinois Sports: Illini basketball finish summer workouts

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team has a chance to have a special season this year. They have some talented players with an experienced head coach who will win. Building a great program doesn’t just happen in the regular season, though. It also […] Illinois Sports: Illini basketball finish summer workouts...
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August 07, 2017

WATCH: Illinois Football | Dick Butkus Remembers 1964 Rose Bowl

Fighting Illini football legend and hall of famer Dick Butkus looks back on Illinois' 1964 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA.
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August 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Illinois Basketball 2018 roster with top in-state recruits

Illinois basketball head coach Brad Underwood has a lot of potential in the recruiting game for 2018. There are some tremendous players still available and a lot of those guys are in-state recruits. There are five in-state players who share mutual interest in the basketball program as well. Now I realize Illinois only has three […] Illinois Basketball 2018 roster with top in-state...
Via Writing Illini
August 06, 2017

Illinois Basketball: Top 5 non-conference games of all-time

The Illinois basketball non-conference schedule has been released for the upcoming season. This schedule has been critiqued by some people and others think it could be a good thing that the lineup is weak. They don’t play much in the way of talented teams this upcoming campaign. There are only three teams on the schedule […] Illinois Basketball: Top 5 non-conference games of...
Via Writing Illini
August 04, 2017

Illinois basketball: The non-con schedule is WEAK

Illinois basketball released its 2017 non-conference schedule yesterday, and it. is. so. WEAK. I’m not trying to harp on BU in his first year, and I can’t ascertain exactly how much influence he had over this (if any), but yikes. #Illini non-conference schedule finalized. Nov. 10 can't come soon enough! Get your tix now https://t.co/kaUFNMAyLg […] Illinois basketball: The...
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August 04, 2017
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