Articles filed under Illinois Illini

Show 1,316,697,633-906 of 906 « previous
  • Illini defense delivers win over Gophers, 28-24 Oct 25, 2014 4:54 PM
    When Illini linebacker T.J. Neal ripped the ball out Minnesota running back David Cobb’s hands in the fourth quarter Saturday, cornerback V’Angelo Bentley knew his roommate had delivered something pretty rare for the Illini this season. A chance for the much-criticized defense to win a game. Bentley scooped up the ball and carried it into the end zone with 6:33 to play, giving Illinois a 28-24 lead they’d hold. “I pretty much knew right away — it pretty much bounced right to me,” Bentley said.

     
  • Minnesota clicking while Illinois struggles Oct 24, 2014 4:14 PM
    Minnesota has won four straight, is undefeated in the Big Ten and has locked up a spot in some kind of bowl game. Coach Jerry Kill says his Gophers (6-1, 3-0) have done all that without really playing their best. That’s probably not what Illinois (3-4, 0-3) wanted to hear. The Illini face the Gophers on Saturday, looking end a three-game losing streak.

     
  • Former Illini assistant coach remembered Oct 22, 2014 8:28 PM
    It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had lung cancer until just before he died last week. Not even his brother Terry. “None,” Terry McClain said at the funeral Wednesday, shaking his head in disbelief. McClain’s death at 60 surprised the basketball community in the state of Illinois, where McClain also attained legendary status as a high-school coach in Peoria, and beyond.

     
  • Top receivers a bright spot for Illini Oct 17, 2014 6:13 PM
    Receivers Mike Dudek and Geronimo Allison have given Illinois (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) something to get excited about in season when just about everything around them is trending the other way. After consecutive losses to Nebraska, Wisconsin and Purdue, it isn’t clear where the next win is going to come from for coach Tim Beckman.

     
  • Illini to honor Wheaton’s Grange with Gray Ghost uniforms Oct 15, 2014 3:11 PM
    In a tribute to Wheaton football legend Harold “Red” Grange, the Fighting Illini will wear “Gray Ghost” uniforms for the Oct. 25 Homecoming game against Minnesota.

     
  • Illinois football staff member arrested Oct 13, 2014 4:04 PM
    An Illinois football program staff member has been tentatively charged with driving under the influence. According to court records, 32-year-old Ryan Cubit of Urbana was arrested early Sunday morning.

     
  • Gordon has 4 TDs, Badgers hold off Illini 38-28 Oct 11, 2014 3:08 PM
    Illinois (3-4, 0-3) did rally in the fourth quarter with backup Aaron Bailey at quarterback. He led them to two scores to get within 38-28 with about 3 minutes left before Illinois recovered an onside kick.But AAron Bailey threw an interception with 2 minutes left to seal Wisconsin’s win. His fluttering deep pass was tracked down by safety Peniel Jean at the 2. Wisconsin ran out the clock from there.

     
  • Imrem: Illini’s reverse relevance not good Oct 7, 2014 7:43 PM
    Illinois' football loss to Purdue elevated the Illini from a comfortable irrelevance into sort of a reverse relevance. Suddenly there's pressure to become the worst of the worst nationally.

     
  • Offense good, but defense still rules in Big Ten Oct 7, 2014 5:39 PM
    In a day when the spread offense seems to be in command and when it appears every game ends up 45-38, there are glimmers that defenses are holding their own in the Big Ten. Big Ten teams comprise six of the top 20 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total defense, five of the top 20 in scoring defense and five of the top 25 in stopping the run and also interceptions.

     
  • Illinois hopes to extend Purdue’s struggles Oct 3, 2014 10:26 PM
    Illinois coach Tim Beckman was asked this week if Saturday’s game against Purdue is a must win. “Every game’s a must win,” Beckman said before quickly moving on. This one, though, may be more so than most for the Illini (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten). The Boilermakers (2-3, 0-1) are probably the most clearly beatable opponent still on the schedule for the Illini.

     
  • Big Ten still soaring high in volleyball Oct 3, 2014 7:37 PM
    Once again, the Big Ten is one of the best conferences in the country for volleyball. No. 16 Illinois is playing as well as any team right now, with four consecutive 3-0 sweeps on the books. The Illini welcome No. 6 Wisconsin into noisy Huff Hall on Saturday.

     
  • Big Ten West teams step up against East teams Oct 1, 2014 6:20 AM
    One of the prevailing notions heading into the season was that the Big Ten East could end up being a lot better than the West. It didn’t look that way last weekend. Though it was clearly a small sample size, Saturday’s performances were encouraging for a newly-created division fighting for respect.

     
  • Michigan State, Nebraska have gaudy offensive numbers Oct 1, 2014 6:28 AM
    No. 10 Michigan State is off to a historic start on offense and faces another high-scoring team in No. 19 Nebraska to open Big Ten play on Saturday night. Michigan State (3-1) has scored 201 points through four games, best in school history. The Cornhuskers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) are averaging 45.4 points per game.

     
  • Illini crushed by undefeated Cornhuskers, 45-14 Sep 28, 2014 12:25 AM
    Ameer Abdullah ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, Imani Cross added a career-high 109 yards and a TD, and No. 21 Nebraska beat Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night. The Cornhuskers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start since 2010 heading into next week’s game at No. 9 Michigan State.

     
  • Illini to open Big Ten play in Nebraska Sep 26, 2014 4:06 PM
    Ameer Abdullah has the third-most rushing attempts in the nation and has touched the ball on one-third of Nebraska’s plays from scrimmage. He wants to continue with the heavy workload. That’s good for the 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (4-0) and bad for Illinois (3-1), which visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

     
  • Purdue-Illinois kickoff time set for 11 a.m. Sep 22, 2014 2:02 PM
    The Big Ten says the kickoff for the Purdue-Illinois game on Oct. 4 will be at 11 a.m. Central. The conference said Monday that the game in Champaign will be televised on ESPN2.

     
  • Nebraska coach expecting surprises from Illinois Sep 22, 2014 5:42 PM
    Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and his players will prepare for Illinois this week with the understanding that some of what his defense sees in Saturday night’s Big Ten opener will not necessarily have been something they saw in film study. “They’re a little bit of a flavor-of-the-week type offense,” Pelini said Monday.

     
  • Illini QB struggles to open, finishes strong Sep 22, 2014 7:41 PM
    Through four games this season, Illinois has seen two very different Wes Lunts at quarterback. The first-half Lunt might leave Illini fans wondering what they’ve gotten in the transfer from Oklahoma State. The second-half version has three times rescued a team in danger of upset losses and pulled out wins, putting up some big numbers along the way.

     
  • Illinois survives Texas State scare 42-35 Sep 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    Trying to find a way to help Illinois hold onto a narrow lead Saturday, cornerback V'Angelo Bentley saw his opportunity in a fourth quarter pass thrown a little high. Bentley jumped in front the receiver, snatched the ball and headed 45 yards to the end zone, delivering relief for the Illini and a 42-35 weather-delayed win over Texas State. The head pats and hugs he got on the way to the sideline showed a degree of relief that's become all too familiar for Illinois. Three times this season, the Illini (3-1) have headed to the fourth quarter trailing at home. And three times they've found a way, some way, to win.

     
  • llinois looks for slow-start fix against Bobcats Sep 19, 2014 11:17 PM
    Illinois has been a strong second-half team this season. The Illini (2-1) have scored 56 points on eight touchdowns in those six quarters, including three long strikes from quarterback Wes Lunt. But in those first halves? Illinois has been outscored 61-33 and trailed at halftime in all three games. “It comes down to what are you doing in the first half, and we’re not being successful in the first half,” Illini coach Tim Beckman said.

     
Show 1,316,697,633-906 of 906 « previous
Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Daily Herald eEdition Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section
    • Cook of the Week Challenge Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.