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