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  1. Most indispensable players: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    Our series looking at the most indispensable players on each Big Ten team marches on with the Illinois Fighting Illini. Once again, this is not necessarily a listing of the best players on each team, but ones whose absence would be toughest to abs...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  2. Big Ten postseason position rankings: DB

    Adam Rittenberg

    The postseason position rankings are hitting the home stretch, and today we take a look at the Big Ten secondaries. It's a little tricky to evaluate secondary play from 2011. While seven Big Ten teams ranked in the top 18 nationally in pass defense, ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  3. Illini can change perception with big win

    Adam Rittenberg

    Here's a buy-or-sell proposition for you. Team X won its bowl game convincingly in December, capping a season that surprised many so-called experts. Team X boasts an exciting young dual-threat quarterback who has complemented his athleticism with ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  4. Illinois, Minnesota issue depth charts

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two more Big Ten teams have produced their depth charts for Week 1. Let's take a look at Illinois' depth chart for the opener against Arkansas State, and Minnesota's depth chart for its opener at USC. ILLINOIS Depth chart (Page 10) As expec...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  5. Player list for Big Ten media days

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Big Ten on Thursday announced its list of players appearing at preseason media days, which will be held July 28-29 in Chicago. This announcement is probably bigger for media types than fans, but it gives an idea of who teams view as leaders an...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  6. Ranking the Big Ten cornerbacks

    Adam Rittenberg

    Let's delve a bit deeper into the Big Ten secondaries by breaking down the league's top cornerbacks entering 2011. This group could be one of the league's best, as it features a nice mix of established veterans and budding young players. Only two ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  7. Illinois spring wrap

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois 2010 overall record: 7-6 2010 conference record: 4-4 (T-4th) Returning starters Offense: 7; defense: 6; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners QB Nathan Scheelhaase, LT Jeff Allen, WR A.J. Jenkins, C Graham Pocic, CB Tavon Wilson, ...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  8. Wilson's versatility helps Illinois secondary

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois' safeties will have an ally on the field this season. Tavon Wilson is excited to be once again playing his natural position of cornerback, but he isn't forgetting his roots. "I help my safeties a lot more because I know how hard it is ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  9. Final: Fresno State 25, Illinois 23

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois didn't have to put the game in the hands of a WAC officiating crew. The Illini could have shown up in the first quarter rather than fall behind 16-0. They could have displayed grit on defense before the halftime break. They could have fin...

    Blog | December 04, 2010
  10. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Tell me it was about booze, cheating, physical abuse -- no problem. I'm a monogamous social drinker and Claire only sleep-hits me. The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine goes inside the numbers for Week 9 in the conference. The league might take more...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  11. What to watch in the Big Ten: Week 5

    Adam Rittenberg

    Conference play finally kicks off this week, and here are 10 things to track on Saturday. 1. John Clay vs. Greg Jones: The Big Ten's top running back (Clay) goes up against the league's top linebacker (Jones) in a matchup football purists will lov...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  12. Two improved units meet in Champaign

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's a natural hesitation to draw definitive conclusions before Big Ten play, but it's safe to assume two things about Saturday's matchup at Illinois' Memorial Stadium. 1. Ohio State's offense is better 2. Illinois' defense is better This...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  13. Illinois defense showing early promise

    Adam Rittenberg

    Time will tell whether the Great Experiment of Champaign works or not, but one big piece of the puzzle seems to fit. First-year coordinator Vic Koenning is having a positive effect on the Illinois defense. Yes, it's still very early, but the Fi...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  14. Big Ten predictions: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    South Dakota ended my quest for perfection (or was it Minnesota?). Either way, I'll try to start a new streak this week. Michigan 43, Massachusetts 14: Denard Robinson does his thing for two and a half quarters before the real drama begins. Does D...

    Blog | September 16, 2010
  15. Illinois' secondary suffers another hit

    Adam Rittenberg

    It has been hard enough for Illinois to slow down Missouri's offense with a healthy secondary the past few years. Now the Fighting Illini will try to stop Blaine Gabbert and co. without two projected starters. Starting cornerback Terry Hawthorn...

    Blog | August 28, 2010
  16. Big Ten media days player list revealed

    Adam Rittenberg

    Big Ten media days are the unofficial start to the 2010 season, and they're rapidly approaching. The league today announced the 33 players who will be attending the media sessions, held Aug. 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago (new...

    Blog | July 19, 2010