The Class of 2019 for Illinois football brings a rare bright spot for the Illinois Revenue Athletics Program, and renewed hope for the future.
Location: West Lafayette, IN. Mascot: The Boilermakers 2017 Record: 7-6 The Breakdown: The Purdue Boilermakers (2-3) enter this game having won their previous two contests and are looking to keep the winning momentum going against the Illini. It was a rough start for Purdue's 2018 season as they fell to Northwestern in their first game … Continue reading Know the Foe: Purdue Boilermakers
Saturday, the Illinois Fighting Illini Football team comes back to Champaign to take the field looking to win two Big Ten Conference games in a row for the first time in years, after they’ve looked promising so far to start the season. Lovie and co will square off against one of their two rivals from … Continue reading Game Preview: Illinois Football vs Purdue
After a tough loss by a touchdown despite leading for most of the game Saturday against the University of South Florida, the Illinois Fighting Illini football team will go up against one of the best teams in the Big Ten, and one of the best teams in the country. The Penn State Nittany Lions will … Continue reading Illinois vs Penn State: Game Preview and Key Matchups
Illinois football travels to a stadium that is incredibly familiar to the program and many of those involved with the team: Chicago Illinois’ very own Soldier Field. They make the trip up to Chicago to face the Bulls of the University of South Florida, in a rematch from last year’s non-conference game in which the … Continue reading Illinois Football vs South Florida, Preview and Key Players
Illinois Fighting Illini fan-base, and the program as a whole, was shocked at Lovie Smith’s announcement that fan-favorite wide receiver Mike Dudek suffered a season-ending injury for the third time in his collegiate career. Not only did Illinois lose a fan-favorite receiver, but they lost one of the most promising receiving prospects the Illini have … Continue reading Illini Dudek Out: Who Gets the Targets?
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