WATCH: Illini Football – 1 Week Until Kickoff

The Lovie Smith Era of Fighting Illini Football kicks-off vs. Murray State at Memorial Stadium on September 3. Don't miss moments like this! #Illini Tickets: http://bit.ly/ILFBTix

Illinois Football: Is Lovie Smith Building One of the Best Classes in 2017?

There is no question August 25 was a big day for the Illinois football team. Not one, but two players committed to the Illini that will help build the program into contenders for years to come. The addition of defensive end Olalere Oladipo is going to help the defensive line continue their great reputation they […] Illinois Football: Is Lovie Smith Building One of the Best Classes...
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1 day ago

Illinois Football: Carmoni Green Is a Big Commitment for the Illini

One of the main reasons Lovie Smith was brought in to be the head coach of the Illinois football team was to bring in a higher level of recruit. That goal came to fruition today as the Illini received a commitment from Carmoni Green. Green is a 4-star wide receiver from Miami, Florida.  He is […] Illinois Football: Carmoni Green Is a Big Commitment for the Illini - Writing Illini...
Via Writing Illini
2 days ago

WATCH: Lovie Smith Post-Practice Interview 8/23/16

FightingIllini.com's Jori Parys talked to head coach Lovie Smith following Illinois football's practice on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.

WATCH: Lovie Smith Post-Practice 8/19/16

Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith talks to media following the Illini's 14th Training Camp practice – Aug. 19, 2016.

University of Illinois is finally ready to find a new mascot

After nearly a decade without one, the Fighting Illini could soon have a new mascot to represent the University of Illinois at sporting events. On Monday, University of Illinois interim chancellor Barbara Wilson said a committee will be formed to determine the process for finding a new mascot for the school. This comes after a recommendation from the student senate to consider...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois sells 2,000 season tickets after Lovie Smith hired

Lovie Smith’s record as an NFL head coach may be something of a mixed bag, but Illinois fans are pumped up by the hire all the same. According to the official website of Illini Football, the school’s ticket office sold 2,000 season tickets in the 48 hours following the announcement that Smith had been hired as the team’s head coach. Such is the state of Loviemania in Champaign...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Source: Lovie Smith to become next coach at Illinois

After being a coach in some capacity in the NFL since 1996, it looks as though Lovie Smith is heading back to the college ranks, where he last served as defensive backs coach at Ohio State in 1995. According to Ryan Baker of CBS Chicago, Smith is expected to be named the next football coach at the University of Illinois. Some credible sources are telling me Lovie Smith will be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lovie Smith to be named Illinois football coach

Lovie Smith is poised to be the next Illinois football coach, according to a report. Ryan Baker of WBBM-TV in Chicago reported on Saturday that Smith was the choice of Illini athletic director Josh Whitman, just hours after the announcement of Bill Cubit’s firing. There was chatter about Smith's candidacy even before the news broke.  Given the circumstances of Cubit’s firing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

How the Buccaners dropped the ball with Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished this past regular season with a surprising 6-10 record. They were in the NFC playoff picture into December and tripled their win total from the previous season. With 2015 No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston playing good football and the Buccaneers showing themselves to be competitive on a consistent basis, there was no talk of any real shake ups within...
Via Sportsnaut
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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