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  • 5 biggest surprises from Saturday's college football slate

    The Score "The Week 8 schedule didn't look overly enthralling at first glance, but Saturday's action reminded us why it's foolish to doubt the craziness of college football. Despite there being no matchups between ranked teams, a number of surprises made for exceptional viewing..." October 24

  • Bret Bielema defends his controversial remarks about Illinois roster

    Larry Brown Sports "Bret Bielema made some comments about the current state of the Illinois football program this week that were viewed quite negatively, but the coach insists his intentions were not bad. Bielema was shockingly candid about his own roster while speaking with the media on Monday. He said..." October 21

  • Bret Bielema rips Illinois roster, previous regime

    Larry Brown Sports "Bret Bielema inherited an Illinois football program that has not posted a winning record in a decade, and things are not looking better for the Illini this season. The head coach wanted to make it clear this week that he does not believe that is his fault. Bielema was shockingly..." October 19

  • Illinois QB Brandon Peters was nearly decapitated by this crazy targeting hit

    Larry Brown Sports "Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters very nearly had his head ripped off on Friday night during a game against Maryland. During the first quarter of a 20-17 loss, Peters dropped back to pass as Terrapins defensive back Lavonte Gater bore down on the quarterback. But rather than ease up..." September 18

  • Two officials take big hits from Illinois players

    Larry Brown Sports "It was a very rough day for the referees Saturday in the season opener between Illinois and Nebraska. Not necessarily because they got a lot of calls wrong, but because they were literally getting hit around pretty good. In the first half, an Illinois player collided with the umpire..." August 28

  • Under-the-Radar CFB Teams That Can Alter Championship Races

    Bleacher Report "When the regular season is over, the powerhouse programs are usually in position to challenge for a national title. One of college football's best appeals, however, is the potential for an upset of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma or other big-name teams along the way. And..." August 09

  • The Biggest Challenges Facing Each New College Football Coach This Season

    ESPN "From navigating a tricky conference to a complete program overhaul, every new coach has challenges in college football. The hurdles new hires have to face in their maiden season can be seemingly endless in the ever-evolving sport but each job provides its own unique set of..." August 05