Jihad Ward was listed as probable when the Illini released their injury report for Friday night's season-opening game against Kent State.
Though recent football seasons in Champaign have been short on bright sides, Mike Dudek was undoubtedly one for the Illini last year.
Entering his third year in Champaign, does Wes Lunt still remain a bit of a mystery?
Improvement has not come quickly at Illinois, nor has it come dramatically. But make no mistake, it has come.
CHAMPAIGN — Last season, Mike Dudek was one of the best wide receivers in the Big Ten. This season, he will have to work extremely hard just to get on the field.