Game Preview: Illinois Football vs Western Illinois

Any time a smaller, in-state school goes against the state’s flagship university, it’s bound to be a big deal to both schools. The same type of situation can be expected Saturday night when the Western Illinois Leatherbacks football team will travel to Champaign-Urbana to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini. (6:30 p.m., BTN) Last Week: … Continue reading Game Preview: Illinois Football vs Western Illinois

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Game Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Kent State Golden Flashes

In just a few short hours, Illini football fans will finally get what they have been anxiously waiting for: Illinois Football will be back. Fans will once again return to Memorial Stadium with happy, hopeful attitudes, as the Illini football team will once again take the field.Of course, with the return of Illini football comes … Continue reading Game Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Kent State Golden Flashes

Know the Foe: Kent State Golden Flashes

Location: Kent, Ohio Mascot: Flash the Golden Eagle 2017 Record: 2-10 The Breakdown: After finishing 127th in the nation in total offense, and dead last in the Mid-America Conference in total offense and scoring, the Kent State Golden Flashes are looking for improvement, in just about any way they can. Over the past five years, … Continue reading Know the Foe: Kent State Golden Flashes

Illini Scoops Staff football predictions and season keys

We’re just days away from the beginning of the 2018 Illinois Fighting Illini Football season, and we here at Illini Scoops are just as excited as you guys are. That being said, how will the Illini Football team fare as compared to last year, going winless in the Big Ten? With a freshly upgraded roster … Continue reading Illini Scoops Staff football predictions and season keys

Illinois Football Camp Breakdown: August 14

On Tuesday August 14th, the Illinois fighting Illini Football team held another open practice during their training camp period, while getting ready for the upcoming season. There was a lot to watch for, as is typical with so many fresh faces when a new season begins, but these training period really allow us to look … Continue reading Illinois Football Camp Breakdown: August 14

Athletic, Quick Florida Defensive End Seth Coleman announces commitment to Illini Football

Lovie Smith and the Illinois Fighting Illini Football staff received another commitment today out of what is quickly becoming a flowing pipeline for the coaching staff from Florida. The Illini staff gained the commitment of yet another prospect out of the Sunshine State in defensive end Seth Coleman, from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, … Continue reading Athletic, Quick Florida Defensive End Seth Coleman announces commitment to Illini Football

Illini Scoops Freshman Spotlight Series: Jordyn Slaughter

Illiniscoops' Nate Williamson (@NateJWSports) recently got to talk to Illini Freshmen and Offensive Lineman Jordyn Slaughter (@Slaughter66_). He sat down to talk about what it has been like getting accustomed to living life as an Illinois football player. He also asked him to introduce himself to fans on a personal basis, and about the progress … Continue reading Illini Scoops Freshman Spotlight Series: Jordyn Slaughter