- At Illinois, Smith breaks ground he's broken before Updated: Apr-30-16 2:32 am
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - When he took over the Chicago Bears in 2004 and again this spring when Illinois hired him, Lovie Smith broke new ground that came with his title. In each case, he was the team's first black head coach.
- Hardy Nickerson Jr. leaving Cal to join father at Illinois Updated: Apr-21-16 7:07 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Cal linebacker Hardy Nickerson Jr. plans to transfer for his final season to play for his father at Illinois.
- Illinois RB Brown tears ACL, will miss another season Updated: Apr-19-16 11:13 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois running back Dre Brown says he has torn the ACL in his left knee and will miss a second straight season.
- Illinois ends Camp Rantoul, plans to train on campus Updated: Apr-15-16 1:28 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois plans to hold fall football training camp on campus this year. The move will end the tradition of preparing for the season in the nearby town of Rantoul.
- Iowa headlines uncertain Big Ten West Updated: Apr-13-16 3:17 pm
Iowa began 2015 as an afterthought in the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes will begin next season as the early favorites in an uncertain division.
- Illinois settles with former athletes, ex coach Tim Beckman Updated: Apr-12-16 2:03 pm
CHICAGO - The University of Illinois said Tuesday that it will pay $375,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by seven former female basketball players and another $250,000 to resolve any legal claims made by fired football coach Tim Beckman.
- ACL tear will cost Illinois receiver Dudek another season Updated: Apr-08-16 10:25 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois receiver Mike Dudek will miss a second consecutive season after again tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach Lovie Smith said Friday.