UW Huskies vs Illini football: brutally honest game preview

Cubism is an early-20th-century avant-garde art movement pioneered by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Cubitism (trademark The Sports is what Illini offensive coordinator Bill Cubit does with quarterbacks. He took a very mediocre signal caller in Nathan Scheelhaase and shaped him into a Picasso style masterpiece. Now Cubit has a really talented QB in Wes Lunt and through...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wes Lunt Is Ready To Take The B1G By Storm. Here’s Why:

At the beginning of most season’s the favorite to win the “most popular guy on campus” award is usually the schools starting quarterback. Well before last season, backup Reilly O’Toole was probably the front runner in most early polls at the University of Illinois.  The returning starter, Nathan Scheelhaase, wasn’t impressive at all in 2012. After an incredibly average...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Previews, Pt. 3: Illinois Fighting Illini

So long, Nathan Scheelhaase. Four-year starters at any position are rare, much less at quarterback, where fate always seems to sideline a player with an injury at inopportune moments. Nevertheless, Scheelhaase walked onto the field as a freshman and went on to amass just shy of 10,000 yards of total offense in his career, including [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Details on Illini football contract extension for Bill Cubit

Illinois Offensive Coordinator Bill Cubit likely saved the job of Tim Beckman this fall. The Illini were not a good team, and they weren’t even mediocre. However, they showed substantial improvement in 2013. There were much better than the 2012 train wreck. Cubit is the main reason why, he took a Nathan Scheelhaase with a college football career that was left for dead, and made...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Hull, Scheelhaase lead Illinois over Purdue 20-16

Steve Hull caught a career-high 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns to help Illinois defeat Purdue 20-16 on Saturday afternoon. Nathan Scheelhaase completed 24 of 30 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns and Josh Ferguson ran for a career-high 115 yards for the Fighting Illini (4-7, 1-6 Big Ten), who snapped a six-game losing streak this season and a 20-game skid in conference...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Football: Scouting Illinois

Illinois is on a Big Ten losing streak that began the last time Ohio State visited the Fighting Illini, and it is not hard to see why if you flip on the film. We break down where the Illini have broken down but also note the Buckeyes could have their hands full with Nathan Scheelhaase and the Illinois offense.
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Nathan Scheelhaase’s father banned from Illinois games for a year

Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase's father, Nathan Creer, has been banned from all U of I home games for a year. Ouch.
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Illini QB’s dad arrested at game

It was a rough day for Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, as he had what was easily the poorest performance of the season for him. But it was still better than the one his father had in the stands at the…Read more →
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois must improve to compete in Big Ten

After Illinois' Big Ten season opener against Nebraska, it is clear that the Fighting Illini will need to improve further to compete in conference play. While the Illini are a much better team than in 2012, they need to step up their play overall on defense and on the offensive line.When you look past stand-out linebacker Jonathan Brown (Sr. 6-1 230), there's a huge drop...
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October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers: Illinois game preview

Redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. gets his second start of the season against the Fighting Illini. Coming into this weekend’s game against the Illinois Fighting Illini, the Nebraska Cornhuskers certainly had some things to work on. The off week following the victory against South Dakota State should have at least given them time to make some adjustments. But what adjustments...
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase most improved player in college football

Illinois senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has improved in nearly every facet of his game early on this 2013 season. His accuracy and timing is noticeably better as well as progress in the ability to throw downfield and on the run. He can also pass under pressure more effectively than before.Scheelhaase was a four star recruit coming out of high school and he is in his fourth...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini football: Illinois rolls through Cincinnati

A step up in competition did not seem to hurt the Fighting Illini, but rather make them seem more inspired. Illinois, after defeating Southern Illinois 42-34 in its season opener, walked all over Cincinnati 45-17 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Illini racked up 522 yards of total offense, including 220 yards on the ground. “I’ll just start it off with, I want to congratulate...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini shock sloppy Cincinnati

On Saturday, September 7th, 2013, the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois knocked off double-digit favorite Cincinnati 45-17. The Bearcats were coming off a 42-7 blowout of Purdue, while Illinois barely escaped its opener with a 42-34 victory over Southern Illinois that came down to the last 40 seconds of regulation. This Saturday’s game wasn’t near as much of a nail...
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini football: Illinois survives a scare from Southern Illinois

Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw for a career-high 416 yards, and Illinois needed every bit of them against upset-minded Southern Illinois. Illinois hung on for a 42-34 victory, after Southern Illinois’ Kory Faulkner misfired on a pass into the end zone from the 3-yard line with less than 45 seconds to play. The win is the 16th straight home-opening victory. “Although...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football Today

STARS -Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois, threw for career-best 416 yards and two TDs to lead the Illini to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. -Tommy Rees, Notre Dame, threw a pair of 32-yard TD passes to DaVaris Daniels and a 66-yard scoring pass to Troy Niklas in the No. 14 Irish's 28-6 victory over Temple. -J.W. Walsh, Oklahoma State, threw for 135 yards and ran for another...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Scheelhaase, Fighting Illini Hold On vs. SIU

Illinois Football collected a win in their season opener this Saturday, pulling out a 42-34 victory over Southern Illinois University. Illinois struggled out of the gate, managing just 3 points on two attempted field goals by kicker Taylor Zalewski. After one quarter, the Fighting Illini trailed 7-3 but never relinquished the lead  after a 53-yard touchdown reception by sophomore...
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Scheelhaase, Illini Survive Southern Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Nathan Scheelhaase threw for career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. But the Illini had to hang on late to beat the Football Championship Subdivision School.
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Scheelhaase, Illini beat SIU 42-34

Nathan Scheelhaase threw for career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. But the Illini had to hang on late to beat the Football Championship Subdivision School. Trailing 42-34 with 44 seconds to play and fourth down at the Illini 3-yard line Saluki quarterback Kory Faulkner threw too high for leaping wideout Adam Fuehne...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini football: Southern Illinois vs. Illinois preview

The Illinois Fighting Illini will start the 2013 season against the Southern Illinois Salukis at 11 a.m. Saturday. Entering their 124th year of football, the Illini are looking to continue their 15-game home-opening win streak. The last loss suffered came when Southern Miss knocked off Illinois 24-7 on Sept. 6, 1997. Nathan Scheelhaase will lead the Illinois offense for the fourth...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini Season Preview

Illinois football Head Coach Tim Beckman opened practice to all students on Sunday night as a preview of the team before the season opener on Saturday against Southern Illinois. Students were provided with pizza and bottled water and allowed on the field as the Illini went through their upper-pad walkthrough. After practice, members of Block I, the number 5 ranked student section...
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

After 2012 troubles, Illini looking for progress

Expectations are low at Illinois after a 2-10 performance in head coach Tim Beckman's first season. That doesn't surprise linebacker Jonathan Brown, He says the team has been written off before. But Brown and the rest of the Illinois linebackers could be a bright spot as Illinois tries to improve. Brown is healthy after a season of injury. Other things to watch as the...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois looks for boost in passing game

Nathan Scheelhaase has a strong rapport with his wide receivers. Three of them were groomsmen at his July 6 wedding to his high school sweetheart. Ryan Lankford, the Illini's leading returning receiver, Miles Osei, a converted quarterback entering his first full year at wide receiver, and Steve Hull, who played safety his first three seasons but came to Illinois recruited as...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Countdown to Kickoff: Illinois Edition

We continue our week long look at everything Illini football for the 2013 season today with another edition of our "Countdown to Kickoff" podcast series. This week we spoke with Robert from to get his perspective on all things Illini.  Topis discussed include living in football purgatory, Nathan Scheelhaase and his crazy career at Illinois so...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 96 Illinois Fighting Illini season preview

No. 96 Illinois Fighting Illini (2-10) Coach Tim Beckman (second season, 2-10 at Illinois, 23-26 overall)Returning Starters: 14, 9 offense, 4 defense, 1 special teams Recruiting Rank: 46 Strength of Schedule: 14 The Illinois Fighting Illini were hopeful in coach Tim Beckman's first year as head coach, but the school went from winning the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl to finishing...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois Football Preview: Can Scheelhaase's swan song be a happy one?

  Yesterday we took a look at the defense and as bleak as that picture was, the offense was it’s equal in 2012. However, we aren’t here to re-hash what went down last year and that’s as much because it’s painful as it is pointless. Why pointless? That’s because the co-offensive coordinator experiment from last season is thankfully over. Illini fans and...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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