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  • Illinois hiring Missouri DC Ryan Walters

    ABC 7 Chicago "Illinois is hiring Missouri defensive coordinator Ryan Walters for the same role, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. New Fighting Illini coach Bret Bielema picked Walters, who has been Missouri's primary defensive coordinator the past three seasons after two years in a..." January 06

  • Bret Bielema named head coach of Illinois Fighting Illini

    ESPN "Illinois is hiring former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema to lead its football program, the school announced Saturday. Bielema, 50, has spent the past three seasons as an NFL assistant, working this year for the New York Giants after two..." December 19

  • Ohio State-Illinois game canceled due to Buckeyes’ COVID-19 issues

    Larry Brown Sports "Saturday’s Ohio State-Illinois game was canceled due to more positive COVID-19 cases within the Buckeyes’ program. Ohio State announced on Friday that head coach Ryan Day tested positive. He was going to miss the game and be replaced by Larry Johnson. However, Ohio..." November 28

  • Nobody is Sure What Happened on This Run By Illinois Punter Blake Hayes

    The Big Lead "Illinois played Nebraska on Saturday in a thrilling midday Big Ten matchup that only those who truly love B1G football watched. The Cornhuskers, up 18 points in the early third quarter, decided to pull some trickery out of their back pockets and ran a fake punt. Maybe. I think that's what..." November 21

  • Illinois hilariously taunted Nebraska on Twitter after blowout win

    Yardbarker "The Illinois Fighting Illini turned in a rather convincing win over Nebraska on Saturday, and they rubbed it in afterward on Twitter. The loss dropped the Huskers to 1-3. They were widely credited as one of two schools most aggressive in getting the Big Ten to start its..." November 21