The loss of Jordan Lynch and an injury to Cameron Stingily means the Huskies will have new faces on offense this season. But thanks to an experienced offensive line, it won't be all newbies.
Even without Jordan Lynch under center the expectations for Rod Carey and Northern Illinois continue to increase. But for the head coach, that's both fun and exciting for "geeks" like himself.
Comcast SportsNet will air four Illinois State games football this season, and if AD Larry Lyons' comments are any indication that could include some impressive Missouri Valley action.
3wThe BCS is gone, and so this year teams will be aiming to land a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff, the new way of determining college football's champion. Which Big Ten teams are contenders for a coveted spot?
3wThe Illini will be traveling to some big-time locations to play some big-time opponents this season. The non-conference schedule, released Friday, has trips to Chicago, New York, Miami, Las Vegas and St. Louis.
3wMichigan State is the defending Big Ten champion, and Michigan is none too pleased about it. Supposedly, Michigan has a sign hanging in its weight room that reads: "MSU, B1G Champs. What are your going to do about it?"
3wA moonwalking Michael Jackson and a T. rex eating a guy were just a pair of some of the coolest halftime shows ever. But will the Ohio State marching band keep these up after its director was fired Thursday?
3wThe Illini are getting their Class of 2018 recruiting started early. Illinois offered a scholarship to the son of former Illini running back Howard Griffith on Thursday. Houston Griffith, a cornerback at Mount Carmel, will be a freshman this fall.
3wMinnesota's big-time recruit, running back Jeff Jones, likely won't play a down for the Gophers this season. According to a report, even if he manages to get to school with all his academic issues, he'd probably be redshirted.
3wThere's a new wrinkle to the Illini's Week 3 game at Washington, as the player believed to be in line for the Huskies' starting quarterback gig was suspended for the team's first game of the season on Thursday.