Illinois Rumors & News

  • Bogan, Western Michigan run past Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "Western Michigan running back Jamauri Bogan rushed for 189 yards and scored two touchdowns, leading the visiting Broncos past Illinois 34-10 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Jarvion Franklin and quarterback Zach Terrell also rushed for touchdowns for Western Michigan, which is off to a 3-0..." September 17

  • Trubisky accounts for four TDs in Tar Heels' 48-23 win

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Mitch Trubisky passed for two touchdowns and ran for two as North Carolina rebounded from a season-opening loss to Georgia with a 48-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday night in Champaign, Ill. Trubisky was 19-of-24 passing for 265 yards and extended his string of attempts..." September 11

  • Illinois rolls in Smith's first game as coach

    The Sports Xchange "Kendrick Foster rushed for two second-quarter touchdowns, each covering 56 yards, and quarterback Wes Lunt threw for two first-period touchdowns as Illinois crushed Murray State 52-3 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Saturday also marked the return to college football of..." September 03

  • Teko Powell transferring from Illinois, cites program instability as reason for departure

    The Champaign Room "Fighting Illini football's depth chart has taken another hit. On Wednesday, defensive lineman Teko Powell informed The News-Gazette of his intent to transfer from the program after four years in Champaign. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound junior was forced to miss 22 games over the past two years --..." June 23

  • Illinois defensive lineman Jarrod Clements not facing suspension after arrest

    The Champaign Room "Illinois defensive lineman Jarrod "Chunky" Clements has pleaded not guilty to a count of misdemeanor battery; the charge stems from a fight that took place during a party on March 4. Lovie Smith has already announced that the 6-foot-4, 290-pound senior will not be facing a suspension from the..." June 14

  • Cal's Hardy Nickerson transferring to Illinois to play for father

    San Jose Mercury News "Cal's football team lost a key defensive player Thursday when senior linebacker Hardy Nickerson announced he will graduate this summer and transfer to Illinois to play for his father, the Illini's new defensive coordinator. Nickerson, who led the team in tackles last season, said the decision..." April 22

  • Illinois RB Dre Brown to miss second straight season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Illinois running back Dre Brown will miss his second straight season. The redshirt freshman announced Tuesday night that he suffered a torn ACL during practice on Monday and will miss the 2016 season. Brown missed all of 2015 after tearing the ACL in his right knee last spring and indicated in..." April 20

  • Illinois reaches settlement with former coach Tim Beckman

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Nearly eight months after Illinois fired head coach Tim Beckman following an investigation into his treatment of players, the two sides have reached a settlement. The school announced Tuesday that Beckman, who was fired in August, will “receive a one-time payment of $250,000,” which will be..." April 13

  • Illini receiver Mike Dudek tears ACL again, out for second straight season

    CSN Chicago "Illinois wide receiver Mike Dudek will miss the entirety of the upcoming season after tearing his ACL during spring practice. For the second straight season, Dudek's would-be sophomore season has been wiped out in the spring. He tore the same ACL he did last season — in his right knee — again..." April 09