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Winona State football player dies during workout

WINONA, Minn. (AP) -- Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates. Winona State said in a news release that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died Tuesday during a workout at Maxwell Field on the campus in Winona, Minnesota. Information about his cause of death was not immediately available...
Via Fox Sports North
56 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Basketball Adds a New Player

Posted to Fighting IlliniEastern Illinois Guard Alex Austin has announced that he is transferring to Illinois as a walk-on. He will be forced to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules. After sitting out this season he will have two years of eligibility remaining. Austin went to high school at Mount Carmel in Chicago and was a teammate with Tracy Abrams. Unfortunately, since Austin...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JUCO transfer Darrius Caldwell will not enroll at ASU

Linebacker Darrius Caldwell, a junior-college transfer expected to compete for a starting position, will not enroll at Arizona State because of academic reasons. Caldwell (6-foot-6 and 235 pounds) played last season at Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg, Miss. ESPN.com ranked him as the nation's No. 40 junior-college prospect. Coming out of high school in 2011, Caldwell...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Touted transfer Caldwell won't enroll at ASU for academic reasons

With fall camp less than three weeks away, Arizona State's defense has already taken a hit, as touted junior college transfer Darrius Caldwell will not enroll due to academic reasons. Caldwell, who played last season at Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg, Miss., was expected to compete for a starting job at Devil-backer. Caldwell could have even been the favorite at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

My Challenge for Illini Nation

Posted to Fighting IlliniI’ve got a lot of pent up anger right now, so brace yourself. I’m about to go on a rant. It’s no secret that Illinois football has struggled in recent years. Six wins in two years is bad, really bad. The Fighting Illini aren’t a part of the superpower that is SEC football either. But that’s no excuse for the dismal amount of students at home football...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Package Deal Becoming a Reality?

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingThe thought of Elijah Thomas and Jawun Evans playing together in an Illinois uniform has been a largely inconceivable thought for Fighting Illini fans, but could it be a reality? “It’s on our mind.” – Jawun Evans to SNY.tv   “Coach Groce and Coach Jamall [Walker] are recruiting me pretty hard, me and Jawun.” – Elijah Thomas   ...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Day, Another Wide Receiver Joins The Fighting Illini

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingOn Saturday, A.D. Miller committed to Illinois. On Sunday, it was Sam Mays turn. Both players are tall, three star wide receivers from Texas. Mays’ measurements read 6′ 3.5″ and 181 pounds. Mays committed to the Fighting Illini over BYU, Fresno State, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, and North Texas. He is the 12th player in the Class of...
Via Sports Mockery
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Football Adds Three Star WR

Posted to Fighting IlliniAD Miller has committed to the University of Illinois! He is the 11th player to join Illinois’ offensive loaded class of 2015. “He had an offer from Michigan. An offer from Ohio State. An offer from Notre Dame. An offer from Miami. And he picked Illinois. AD Miller for prez.” -@ALionEye Miller is a huge addition for the Fighting Illini who missed on...
Via Sports Mockery
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois’ Aaron Cosby looking to step forward after sitting out last season as a transfer

The 2013-14 season didn’t provide the results the Illinois Fighting Illini hoped for, with John Groce’s team landing in the Postseason NIT and finishing the year with a 20-15 record. Illinois will return all five starters from that team, led by guards Rayvonte Rice (15.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg) and Tracy Abrams (10.7, 3.5, 3.2 apg), and one of the positives from last season was the amount...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: pictures of new Illinois Fighting Illini uniforms leaked

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut their new uniforms at a special event tomorrow night on the UI campus.  Illinois Fighting Illini student-athletes employees (according to a recent local NLRB ruling) from football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball will model several of the new uniforms. You can watch the show on live stream at the...
Via The Sports Bank
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini debuting new uniforms, possible new logo?

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut an updated brand identity at a special event on Wednesday, April 16, starting at 7 pm at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on the UI campus. For those of you who didn’t go to business school, “brand identity” translates into logo, colors, trademark etc. Will there be a new logo? We’ll probably have to wait until the 16th to find...
Via The Sports Bank
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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