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  • Illinois Announces Football Coaching Moves Jan 17, 2020
    CHAMPAIGN, ILL – Illinois Head Football Coach Lovie Smith announced several changes on the Fighting Illini coaching staff today.
  • Illini in the NFL | Allegretti, Allison Ready for Conference Championships Jan 17, 2020
    A pair of former Illini will be playing for a spot in Super Bowl LIV this Sunday. Rookie offensive lineman Nick Allegretti (Chiefs) and fourth-year wide receiver Geronimo Allison (Packers) are both one win away from a Conference Championship and a trip to the Big Game, Feb. 2 in Miami. It would be the first trip to the Super […]
  • Corbin, Harding set to play in East-West Shrine Bowl Jan 16, 2020
    Running back Reggie Corbin and linebacker Dele Harding will represent the Fighting Illini in the 95th edition of the East-West Shrine Bowl on Saturday, January 18, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., (3 pm EST on NFL Network). The Illini duo will suit up for the West roster, coached by Ben Steele of the Atlanta Falcons. Corbin will wear No. […]
  • Illini in Final NCAA Stats Jan 15, 2020
    With the championship game now completed, final 2019 NCAA FBS stat rankings are out. Lovie Smith's Fighting Illini finished in the top-25 in eight statistical categories (out of 130 FBS teams), including an FBS-best six defensive touchdowns.
  • Grange Jersey Makes Trip to CFP Title Game Jan 14, 2020
    The 2020 story of Red Grange's legendary No. 77 jersey began with a simple email from ESPN producer Amanda Braunlich.
  • Grange, Butkus Among College Football's Top 11 Greatest Players Jan 13, 2020
    ESPN unveiled college football's Top 11 players in history during Monday's CFP Championship Game in New Orleans, with Fighting Illini legends Red Grange and Dick Butkus both cracking the top-10. Grange was named the No. 6 player of all time, while Butkus came in at No. 8. Illinois is the only school to have two players among the sport's […]
  • Betiku Declares for NFL Draft Jan 11, 2020
    Illinois defensive end Oluwole Betiku Jr. declared for the NFL Draft, he announced Saturday.
  • Illini in the NFL | Five Illini Alive for Divisional Weekend Jan 6, 2020
    Five former Illini are still alive in the 2020 NFL playoffs and headed to this weekend's Divisional Round Weekend – Nick Allegretti (Chiefs), Geronimo Allison (Packers), Whitney Mercilus (Texans), Malik Turner (Seahawks) and Jihad Ward (Ravens).
  • Nine Former Illini Headed to NFL Playoffs Jan 3, 2020
    Nine former Illini out of 19 total Illini in the NFL are headed to the 2020 playoffs – Nick Allegretti (Chiefs), Geronimo Allison (Packers), Justin Hardee (Saints), Ted Karras (Patriots), Matt LaCosse (Patriots), Corey Liuget (Bills), Whitney Mercilus (Texans), Malik Turner (Seahawks) and Jihad Ward (Ravens).
  • Illini in the NFL | Regular Season In Review Jan 1, 2020
    See how 19 former Illini performed in the 2019 NFL regular season.