Illinois Rumors & News

  • Illinois receiver Desmond Cain says he will transfer

    Chicago Tribune "Desmond Cain, one of Illinois' top receivers as a freshman before seeing reduced playing time this past season, announced Thursday on Twitter that he is transferring. "After talking it over with my family it's best to move closer home to finish off my next few years in college!" Cain posted on..." December 02

  • Northwestern stops Illinois to become bowl eligible

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Jackson rushed for three touchdowns and 173 yards as Northwestern became bowl eligible with a 42-21 victory over Illinois Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Jackson, the first Wildcat to have three straight 1,000-yard seasons, scored on runs of 3 and 54 yards as..." November 26

  • Iowa's defense shuts down Illinois 28-0

    The Sports Xchange "Iowa's defense held Illinois to 198 total yards and the Hawkeyes scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 28-0 win on a blustery Saturday afternoon in Champaign, Ill., with temperatures in the high 30s. LeShun Daniels Jr. wore down the Illini defense and led all rushers with 159 yards and..." November 19

  • Clement, Wisconsin run roughshod over Illnois

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior linebacker Vince Biegel took to Twitter following seventh-ranked Wisconsin's 48-3 rout against Illinois to squelch fans' concerns about his late appearance in the victory. Biegel's competitive edge is tough to keep in check despite the fact he missed two games early..." November 12

  • Illini deals Michigan State 7th straight defeat

    The Sports Xchange "CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois had lost six of its last seven games, so after it gave up a touchdown with under three minutes to play against Michigan State to trail by three, it seemed another loss was coming. Instead, the Fighting Illini marched down the field and with the aid of two pass..." November 05

  • Minnesota runs over Illinois behind Smith's two TDs

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore running back Rodney Smith rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns to lead Minnesota to a 40-17 victory over Illinois on Saturday in Big Ten play at Champaign, Ill. Senior quarterback Mitch Leidner, sophomore running back Shannon Brooks and junior running back Kobe McCrary added..." October 29

  • No. 3 Michigan tunes up for rival, routs Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Following another blowout victory, Michigan's football team could finally start thinking about exacting revenge against its in-state rival. The No. 3 Wolverines dismissed depleted Illinois with ease, 41-8, on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Their thoughts quickly drifted to..." October 22

  • Illinois routs Rutgers as Foster scores two TDs

    The Sports Xchange "Junior running back Kendrick Foster scored two touchdowns and senior cornerback Darius Mosely returned an interception for a touchdown as Illinois recorded a 24-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday in Big Ten play at Piscataway, N.J. Foster rushed for 108 yards and one touchdown and also..." October 15

  • Purdue beats Illini on Delinger's FG in OT

    The Sports Xchange "J.D Delinger's 28-yard field goal in overtime lifted Purdue lifted to a 34-31 victory over Illinois on Saturday in "The Cannon Trophy" game at Memorial Stadium at Champaign, Ill. The Illini's Chase McLaughlin's 41-yard field-goal attempt as time expired in regulation bounced off the goal..." October 08

  • No. 15 Nebraska storms back to stay unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "Nebraska stormed from behind with three touchdowns in the final quarter on Saturday to beat Illinois 31-16 before 90,374 fans on Homecoming Day in Lincoln, Neb. The No. 15 Cornhuskers (5-0, 2-0 in the Big Ten), trailed 16-10 heading in the final 15 minutes, but went ahead to stay on a 3-yard..." October 01

  • 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

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