The Illini are trying to inject some life into what's been a poorly performing defense over the past couple seasons, and they're going with a former Bears assistant to do it.
CHAMPAIGN — Rayvonte Rice was back in action, but for the majority of the contest, it didn’t really look like he was back at all.
CHAMPAIGN — When all the dust had settled, John Groce was talking about Seabiscuit.
CHAMPAIGN — Rayvonte Rice has officially been reinstated from his indefinite suspension, the Illini announced before Thursday night's game against Michigan.
CHAMPAIGN — For an Illini team on a three-game winning streak, the return of Rayvonte Rice would be huge.