Patriots pick up a lineman with a long NFL resume

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots picked up two new targets for Tom Brady - or whoever is playing quarterback for New England when the season starts - while also adding a couple of linebackers on Day 3 of the NFL draft on Saturday and a lineman with a long football pedigree. Illinois guard Ted Karras is the grand-nephew of Pro Bowl defensive lineman Alex Karras and also the...
Via Associated Press
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Northwestern eyes big goals, Illinois faces big question

CHICAGO (AP) There weren't any major goals in reach to motivate No. 17 Northwestern the past two seasons - certainly not like this. The Wildcats will try to tie a school record for wins and strengthen their case for a prestigious bowl when they face Illinois at Soldier Field on Saturday in a game that could have major implications on the uncertain future of Fighting Illini interim...
Via Associated Press
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ted Karras Interview | Guard Illinois

DraftSeason: We all know the serious bloodlines your family has when in comes to football. How much, if any added pressure do you feel knowing you come from a familiy that has produced some great ball players?Ted: I always knew that I wanted to play college football. There was definitely pressure to play it at the highest level. I knew that I did not want to break the streak of...
Via DraftSeason
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois RB ‘doubtful’ for Iowa game

IOWA CITY — Illinois senior running back Josh Ferguson is unlikely to play Saturday at Iowa after suffering a shoulder injury last week against Nebraska.“I doubt very much that he’ll play,” Illinois interim head coach Bill Cubit said. “He’s very, very doubtful.”Ferguson ranks 11th in Illinois history with 2,259 career rushing yards. Ferguson is one of three FBS players with more...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 05, 2015

Illini’s Karras the latest branch in a long, tough football tree

CHICAGO — Everywhere Ted Karras goes, his last name precedes him.At Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, a lifelong Detroit Lions fan interrupted Karras’ conversation to ask about the Illinois guard’s football ancestry
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
August 11, 2015

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