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  1. Illini's Allison no longer playing catch-up

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- It's easy to spot Geronimo Allison on the football field, and not just because of the green no-contact jersey he has been sporting this spring at Illinois. At 6-foot-3 and wiry, Allison fits the mold of an outside receiver. He has good ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  2. Illini offense showing life as big test awaits

    Adam Rittenberg

    Be honest. You did a double take when watching Illinois ball-carriers sprinting into the open field last Saturday against Southern Illinois. Were those guys in the orange helmets the same ones who seemed to play in a studio apartment last season? ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  3. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 2

    Adam Rittenberg

    Ten items to track around Big Ten football in Week 2: 1. House party: If the second night game at Michigan Stadium is anything like the first, we'll all be thrilled (well, except for those Notre Dame folks). Michigan and Notre Dame delivered the d...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  4. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I labored to put these links together. Get it? Get it? Enjoy the holiday. The Big Ten had an underwehlming Week 1 showing, Scott Dochterman writes. Tom Dienhart recaps Week 1 here and here and updates his B1G power rankings. More Big Ten Week 1 r...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. Scheelhaase sizzles as Illinois squeaks by

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois entered the season as a team filled with question marks and one certainty: a clearer offensive identity with coordinator Bill Cubit. After finishing near the bottom of the FBS in most major offensive statistics in 2012, the Illini hit the...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  6. Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase fueled by faith

    Adam Rittenberg

    Nathan Scheelhaase is among the nation's most experienced quarterbacks, but his most defining moments at Illinois haven't occurred on Saturdays. Scheelhaase has started 36 games, passed for 5,296 yards and 34 touchdowns, helped the Illini to two b...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  7. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Happy happiness happens day. LSU's athletic director reveals the details of a future series with Wisconsin, but a Wisconsin official says nothing has been finalized. Dan Voltz tries to continue Wisconsin's exceptional legacy at the center spot. B...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  8. Illinois sets rosters for spring game

    Adam Rittenberg

    The rosters are set for Illinois' Orange and Blue Spring Game, which will kick off at 8 p.m. CT Friday at Memorial Stadium. Illinois' seniors on Tuesday night drafted the two teams, which you can see here. Because of depth issues, eight players --...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  9. Illinois rebuild hits home for new assistants

    Adam Rittenberg

    Greg Colby and Mike Bellamy both have seen better days at Illinois. During Colby's first stint as an assistant at his alma mater (1988-95), Illinois shared a Big Ten championship in 1990 and reached six bowl games in seven seasons. Bellamy starred...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  10. Illinois' offense tackles another transition

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit knows what he represents: another round of changes for players who have experienced plenty of them. Cubit is Illinois' fourth offensive play-caller and fourth offensive coordinator in the past t...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  11. B1G postseason position rankings: WR/TE

    Adam Rittenberg

    After a brief break for signing day, the postseason position rankings return with the wide receivers and tight ends. The Big Ten had only one team (Indiana) rank in the top 30 nationally in pass offense, and the league's overall depth at receiver and...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  12. Video: Winter spotlight -- Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois needs a very strong winter after a lousy 2012 season, and will look for its wide receivers and linemen (offense and defense) to take steps....

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  13. Illinois spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    2011 record: 7-6 2011 conference record: 2-6 (fifth, Leaders Division) Returning starters: Offense: 7; defense: 8; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners QB Nathan Scheelhaase, C Graham Pocic, WR Darius Millines, LB Jonathan Brown, DE Michael Bucha...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  14. Big shoes to fill: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    As we count down the days before spring practice, we're taking a look at how each Big Ten team will replace key players on their depth charts. We're picking two departed players who left big shoes to fill and identifying who might be ready to do t...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  15. Illinois offense looking for answers

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois offensive coordinator Paul Petrino entered the season brimming with confidence, and for good reason. His unit had set team records for scoring (423 points) and points per game (32.5) in 2010 and returned most of its key pieces, namely qua...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  16. Illinois defense bails out Lankford

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Ryan Lankford has to be breathing a huge sigh of relief right now. Illinois avoided a potential huge momentum swing after Lankford muffed a punt that went right to an Arizona State player. The Illini had pinned Arizona State ...

    Blog | September 17, 2011