| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 13 Georgia (4-1) at No. 23 Missouri (4-1)
9 a.m., Channel 2
This game is...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Big Ten's most efficient passer is not the guy viewed as a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg actually ranks 10th in that category.
The top quarterback has not been Michigan State's Connor Cook, the offensive...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:16 PM
CHAMPAIGN — After limping throughout the second half, quarterback Wes Lunt grabbed his left leg as he was sacked in the fourth quarter, hobbling off the field with the assistance of two trainers.
Yet, it may not have been the most grisly,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; ESPN2, WSCR-AM 670, WJOB-AM 1230.
Line: Illinois by 81/2.
Records: Illinois 3-2, 0-1 Big Ten. Purdue 2-3, 0-1.
Last meeting: Illinois beat Purdue 20-16 in West Lafayette, Ind., on Nov. 23, 2013.
On the offensive:...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:15 PM
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Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:21 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Once assistant coaches together at Ohio State and then rival head coaches in the Mid-American Conference, Illinois coach Tim Beckman and Purdue coach Darrell Hazell know each other well.
"I've coached with Darrell, and a lot of guys on...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:42 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' offense has been all about explosions and implosions.
The Illini lead the Big Ten in passing with 309.4 yards per game, yet they're tied with Penn State for most interceptions with six. Illinois also has lost five fumbles...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:48 PM
CHAMPAIGN — The starting quarterback was injured and his replacement threw three interceptions.
But most of the questions surrounding Illinois’ quarterbacks on Monday were about the role of third-stringer Aaron Bailey.
Wes Lunt is expected...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Orlando East River cornerback Shelton Lewis committed to the Purdue University football program Tuesday night, picking the Boilermakers over in-state rival Indiana.
"I feel great. Now I don't have to worry about all of this recruiting," Lewis said....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The hit that started the Shane Morris concussion controversy was a vicious blow delivered by Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran.
The Gophers led 30-7 early in the fourth quarter. Morris rolled left on third-and-16. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Cockran...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Looking for a local bar to cheer for your alma mater? This guide will help you zero in on where to stake out some space on college football gamedays.
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