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  • Kramer Accepts NFF Mental Toughness Award at Halas Hall Feb 18, 2020
    Illinois rising senior Doug Kramer was presented with a Mental Toughness Award by the National Football Foundation at the NFF Chicago Metro Chapter Awards on Monday, February 17, at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, IL. Jeff Joniak, the voice of the Chicago Bears, once again served as master of ceremonies for the event.
  • Believer: NFL Great Pearson Starts with Humble Beginnings Feb 18, 2020
    A former Fighting Illini basketball player is the answer to an intriguing sports trivia question. Which National Football League star never played college football, yet participated in five Super Bowls? As fascinating a story as that is, the tale of how Illini hoopster Preston Pearson eventually made it to the University of Illinois and then […]
  • Football Winter Workouts in Full Swing Feb 10, 2020
    The Fighting Illini are three weeks into winter workouts with strength and conditioning coach Lou Hernandez and staff at the Smith Football Performance Center and Irwin Indoor Football Complex.
  • Tab Bennett Trailblazer on Gridiron and Media Feb 10, 2020
    To opposing quarterbacks of the early 1970s, Illinois' No. 75 was a menacing defensive end who kept them scrambling. To newspaper reporters and broadcasters, he was a creative, gracious and cooperative publicist. And to legions of others around the nation, including hundreds of Champaign-Urbana youngsters for whom he volunteered, Theodore Anthony Bennett was an affable, […]
  • Fighting Illini Football Prices Set for 2020 Season Feb 5, 2020
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced season ticket prices for the 2020 Fighting Illini football season. Since December 1, Illinois football new tickets purchased or renewed for next season were locked in at 2019 prices. The new prices will be implemented beginning Friday, Feb. 7, giving fans a […]
  • Illini Add Florida DB Tahveon Nicholson to Recruiting Class Feb 5, 2020
    University of Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith announced Wednesday the signing of Florida defensive back Tahveon Nicholson to a  National Letter of Intent for the 2020 recruiting class on the first day of the regular signing period.
  • Signing Day Central Feb 5, 2020
  • Allegretti Becomes 32nd Illini Super Bowl Champion Feb 2, 2020
    Kansas City Chief and former Fighting Illini offensive lineman Nick Allegretti finished off his rookie NFL season as a Super Bowl Champion, helping the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV Sunday in Miami.
  • The Story of “Papa Bear” George Halas Feb 2, 2020
    On February 2—Super Bowl Sunday—we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of one of the founders of the National Football League. George Halas, an Illini Hall of Fame three-sport athlete and a 1918 graduate of the University of Illinois, was born on this date in 1895. Many little-known facts about his life and career […]
  • Fighting Illini Super Bowl History Jan 30, 2020
    Former Fighting Illini offensive lineman Nick Allegretti is in Miami this week representing Illinois and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, which takes place Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm CT on FOX.