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  • No. 16 Michigan avoids complete meltdown at Illinois to get to 5-1

    NBC Sports "Talk about a game of two halves. For the first 30 minutes of Saturday’s Big Ten contest, No. 16 Michigan (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten) jumped out to a 28-0 lead on Illinois (2-4, 0-3 Big Ten) before giving up a late score before halftime. It seemed harmless at first, but the Illini went on to score..." October 12

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters announces he's transferring to Illinois

    Detroit News "Brandon Peters, Michigan’s starting quarterback late in the 2017 season, will be a graduate transfer at Illinois, he announced via Instagram Tuesday night.   Peters has two years of eligibility remaining.  "I want to thank the University of Michigan for..." June 19

  • WR Josh Imatorbhebhe becomes third USC graduate transfer to join Illinois this offseason

    CBS Sports "The pipeline between USC and Illinois continues to flow, as it was announced Monday morning that wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe is transferring to Illinois. As a graduate transfer, Imatorbhebhe will be immediately eligible and give Illinois' receiving corps a boost. Imatorbhebhe..." June 17

  • Illinois TE transfer Luke Ford denied waiver appeal by NCAA

    Larry Brown Sports "Illinois tight end transfer Luke Ford has been denied his waiver appeal by the NCAA. Ford transferred from Georgia to Illinois in January and filed for a waiver from the NCAA to be granted immediate eligibility. He was denied in April and then appealed the decision. The NCAA announced..." June 07

  • USC quarterback Matt Fink not transferring to Illinois, will remain with Trojans

    CBS Sports "Southern California quarterback Matt Fink apparently had his foot out the door. His name was in the transfer portal and he was reportedly close to committing to Lovie Smith and Illinois. But Thursday Fink put the speculation to rest with an announcement that he would be remaining with the..." June 06

  • Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree suffers spinal injury in swimming accident

    New York Post "The football future of Bobby Roundtree, one of the Big Ten’s best pass rushers, may now be in doubt. Roundtree, a defensive end for Illinois, suffered a severe spinal injury during a swimming incident on Saturday, according to 247Sports, and underwent surgery on Sunday. Illinois..." May 20