Know the Foe: Purdue Boilermakers

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

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Illinois vs Penn State: Game Preview and Key Matchups

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

Illini Dudek Out: Who Gets the Targets?

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?

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

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