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  • Gray Ghost Uniforms Return for Homecoming Oct 15, 2019
    For the sixth straight year, the Fighting Illini football team will honor Harold "Red" Grange, the Galloping Ghost, by wearing special "Gray Ghost" alternate uniforms for Homecoming when the Wisconsin Badgers come to Memorial Stadium Saturday for a Big Ten West showdown (11 am CT on BTN).
  • Illini in the NFL | Week 6 Oct 15, 2019
    See how former Fighting Illini performed during week six of 2019 NFL action.
  • Lovie Smith Press Conference Quotes Oct 14, 2019
    Illinois head coach Lovie Smith addressed the media about the future game in Ireland announced today and about Saturday's upcoming Homecoming game against No. 6 Wisconsin.
  • GAME WEEK: Illinois Homecoming vs. #6 Wisconsin Oct 14, 2019
    The Fighting Illini welcome the sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers to Memorial Stadium for the University of Illinois' 109th Homecoming game on Saturday (11 am on BTN).
  • Fighting Illini Football Heading to Ireland in 2021 Oct 14, 2019 | The Fighting Illini will pack up and head to Ireland when opening the 2021 season against Big Ten-foe Nebraska as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Series in Dublin. The University of Illinois, the University of Nebraska and Irish American Events Limited are partnering to take an American Football game to […]
  • A Schmerer-Newport Family Tradition Turns 40 This Homecoming Oct 13, 2019
    Though Jack and Julie Schmerer and Fred and Sandy Lu Newport were still several decades away from being born, it seems that Illinois' Homecoming creators Elmer "Ek" Ekblaw and Clarence "Dab" Williams must have had these two Illini families in mind when they first discussed their newfangled idea way back in May of 1910.
  • Comeback Effort Falls Short in Loss to Michigan Oct 12, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois rallied from a 28-point deficit to cut the lead to three, but No. 16 Michigan prevailed in a 42-25 contest at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.  The Illini scored 25 unanswered points before the Wolverines pulled away late.
  • Dick Butkus Statue Unveiled Oct 11, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, ILL – The long-anticipated unveiling of the larger-than-life statue of legendary Fighting Illini linebacker Dick Butkus was unveiled on Friday outside the main entrance of the Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center.
  • Illini-Michigan Trailer, Featuring Whitney Mercilus Oct 11, 2019
    Illinois hosts No. 16 Michigan Saturday at Memorial Stadium (11 am CT on ABC)