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Illinois to open 2021 season in Ireland

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois, the University of Nebraska, and Irish American Events Limited have partnered together to bring a Big Ten matchup to Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 28, 2021. “The University of Illinois, our football program, our...

PODCAST: Oskee Talk 73 – A Change is Gonna Come

On this episode of Oskee Talk, we recap the Michigan game. We talk about Brad Underwoods’ first press conference of the season. We finish out the episode with some post-game interviews with Matt Robinson, Donny Navarro, Josh Imatorbhebhe, and...

Takeaways: Michigan Wolverines

“I’m not entirely sure what happened.” Obviously, the Fighting Illini lost at home to the Michigan Wolverines. Illinois was defeated for the fourth consecutive game and is now 0-3 in B1G play. Going in, the loss seemed inevitable — Michigan...

Butkus’ weekend spoiled by Illinois’ fourth straight loss

When asked about Illinois’ current situation compared to his own in the 1960s, legendary linebacker Dick Butkus offered a bit of advice for the Illini players, “You can get your ass beat, but you can let them know, ‘That’s...

WATCH: Dre Brown puts Illinois within three

Linebacker Jake Hansen forced a fumble to give Illinois the ball in the fourth quarter. Matt Robinson took that opportunity to score what everyone thought was a touchdown, but it ended up being overturned. Illinois didn’t stop there. Dre Brown ran...

BheBhe’s Big Day

Josh Imatorbhebhe is in the midst of a great game with 102 yards and being the ace to Matt Robinson. BheBhe scored Illinois first touchdown of the game, just 55 seconds before the end of the first half. This...

Brandon Peters ruled out vs. Michigan

Illinois junior QB Brandon Peters is officially out vs. Michigan on Saturday. Notable out today vs. MichiganQB Brandon PetersWR Trevon SidneyS Delano Ware— Illini Stats & Notes (@IlliniStats) October 12, 2019 Saturday’s matchup against his old team was highly anticipated...

How to Watch Illinois vs. Michigan: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Game Time: 11 a.m. CT TV Channel: ABC Online Streaming: WatchESPN Radio: All Illinois football games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout...

Underwood: “I love that we have expectations”

CHAMPAIGN, Ill — Brad Underwood is ready to put a disappointing season behind him. After going 12-21 (7-13 Big Ten) last year, Underwood enters his third season as Illinois’ head coach without a tournament appearance or a winning season....

“Aggressive at all times”: Butkus’s legacy inspires Jake Hansen

Dana Howard, J Leman, Danny Clark, John Holecek, Darrick Bronlow and Jake Hansen all have something in common. They are all past and present linebackers at Illinois, filling up the legacy created by Dick Butkus in the 1960s. But what separates...

TCR Staff Predictions: Illinois vs. Michigan

Stephen Cohn: Michigan 49, Illinois 3 James McCourt will make a kick. Read everyone else’s previews for more thoughts. Thumpasaurus: Michigan 56, Illinois 0 So last week, we saw a Minnesota team that had struggled to run the ball even against...

PODCAST: Oskee Talk Episode 72 – Bracing for Michigan (Jake Hansen)

This week we prepare for the Michigan game Saturday. We talk with Jake Hansen about the legacy of Dick Butkus. We finish off the show talking about the coaching carousel this offseason. Here’s the rundown: 0:30 - Michigan preview 8:05 -...

Behind Enemy Lines: Michigan Wolverines

We chatted with Trevor Woods from SB Nation’s Michigan blog, Maize N Brew, to get his thoughts on the Wolverines and this Saturday’s matchup with the Illini. 1. I understand expectations at Michigan are a lot different than the...

What Needs To Happen: Michigan Wolverines

Block out the noise The Lovie Smith era appears to be on life support. Going into the Week 3 matchup with Eastern Michigan, everyone understood that a loss to EMU could spell doom. Then, the Illini lost to...

Where do the Illini go from here?

Illinois remains off the rails after a 23-point loss against Minnesota on Saturday. This week, Lovie Smith started off his weekly presser with his usual, “Of course, disappointing. Sometimes we just don’t have it, for whatever reason. Just didn’t play...

Pulse of Illini Nation: Bold Hoops Predictions

After a not-so-hot weekend of football and with basketball right around the corner, it’s time to start shifting gears. Here were some of your takes! Not just tournament bids... But tournament success! Big Ten Tournament Champs. Sweet 16.— Tyler Voss (@tylervoss) October 7,...

SB Nation FanPulse Week 6 Rankings

No change at the top. After claiming the No. 1 spot last week, Alabama retains the throne. ...

Lovie Smith Week Seven Quotables

Lovie Smith met the media after a dud of a performance on Saturday in Minnesota. The Illini dropped their third straight game, giving up 40 points in the second straight contest. The road does not get any easier for Illinois...

Illinois Basketball 2019-20 Roster Preview: The Sophomores

If you look up the history and etymology for the word “sophomore”, this is what you’ll find: perhaps from Greek sophos wise + moros foolish That feels so appropriate. Thinking you’ve got the game of high school, college or life in...

PODCAST: Oskee Talk Episode 71 – What’s next?

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Illini Soccer is on a three-match losing streak

After two bad performances on the road at Iowa and Nebraska, the Illini came home to Demerjian Park looking to steady the ship. However, their attacking woes continued, putting their postseason dreams on even more shaky ground. The game started...