University of Illinois


CHAMPAIGN – If Illinois needed a confidence boost before starting Big Ten play, it picked the right opponent for the final non-conference game of the year.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Illini literally got off to a high-flying start with their 42-34 win over Southern Illinois on Saturday.


Big Ten media day is more than just X’s and O’s. It allows the media to bombard players, coaches and conference officials with questions regarding college football’s most pressing issues.


Tim Beckman knows the career arcs of a pair of fellow ex-Toledo coaches. One brought a program to national prominence, another is arguably one of the top five college coaches of all time.


In his 26 years as a high school administrator, Ken Shultz experienced two embarrassing moments--when an unknowing groundskeeper painted a coach's box behind second base and when he was hostin