| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Bolting Buckeyes: Ohio State scored on its first possession of the game, just as it had done the previous five games. Illinois has led only twice at halftime all season, and trailed 31-0 against the Buckeyes at the break.
Dudek the Dude: Receiver...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Illinois has a blueprint for this type of situation.
After a troubling loss at Wisconsin last month, the Illini had an off week to regroup. The victory that followed against Minnesota at home was no coincidence, players said.
Now they just want to...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:01 AM
ABC's "A team" of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox are headed to East Lansing on Saturday night for the Big Ten big one between No. 13 ranked Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan State.
Penn State-Indiana? It's on the Big Ten Network at noon...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Illinois forward Jannelle Flaws is a unanimous choice as 2014 Big Ten soccer forward of the year.
Flaws, from Glenbrook South, who also won the award last year, was tied for fifth in Division I in goals (17) heading into the Illini's 2-0 loss to No....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Wesley Annan can't wait to eat his mother's Jollof rice, while teammate Thomas Schaffer is counting the days until a Christmas trip home to Austria will allow him to savor his native schnitzel, spaetzle and palatschinken.
Both players attend Lake Forest...
| Nov 3, 2014
In September, when the NCAA lifted the remaining competitive sanctions against Penn State, coach James Franklin carefully noted a qualifier with regard to the postseason.
"We're not bowl-eligible," Franklin said then. "We have an opportunity to go to...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Isaiah Moss did not make a big impact for Simeon last season after transferring from Lincoln-Way East.
He made a big enough impression during the offseason to earn a scholarship to Iowa.
The 6-foot-5 Moss, a senior small forward, orally committed to...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game.
But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:35 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Earnest Thomas, a man never afraid to share his thoughts, was eager to share his energy with his Illinois teammates.
"I call myself 'The Juice Man,'" said Thomas, who plays the star position, a safety/linebacker hybrid. "Before the game...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:22 PM
TV/radio: 7 p.m., ABC-7, WSCR-AM 670.
Line: Ohio State by 28 1/2.
Records: Illinois 4-4, 1-3 Big Ten; Ohio State 6-1, 3-0.
Last meeting: Illinois lost to Ohio State 60-35 on Nov. 16, 2013 in Champaign.
On the offensive: Quarterback Reilly O'...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:40 PM
When Indiana's Tevin Coleman takes the field Saturday at Michigan Stadium, he'll have a number dancing in his head: 183.
That's the most rushing yards the Wolverines have allowed to an individual this season. Minnesota's David Cobb needed 32 carries to...