CHAMPAIGN After seeing their chances of making a third straight bowl game disappear with a 30-point loss to Ohio State on Saturday, the Illini (2-7, 0-5) have every right to be disappointed.
CHAMPAIGN Setting foot on the turf at The Horseshoe in Columbus, Ohio can be an awe-inspiring moment. Luckily for Illinois, first-year head coach Tim Beckmans had that moment before.
Bret Curtis wears No. 51. Some high school athletes wear Nos. 23 or 34 or 77 or 18 or 32 because famous professionals wore them. If you have to be told that Dick Butkus once wore No.
Plainfield North isn't old enough to have a football tradition. The eight-year-old school still seeking its first victory in the state playoff.