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Missing the World Cup is a letdown for USA, but Weston McKennie is leading a new wave of young stars into the future

McKennie explains why the future is bright for U.S. soccer, but asks for patience in the process

Who should the Ben Ten look for in the next round of realignment?

The fault lines between today’s major conferences are calm, but that won’t last forever

Illinois Football: 3 Illini recruiting headlines this week

There are so many reasons to be excited about the future of the Illinois football team. Lets just take a look at the class of 2019. This class is now up to No. 52 in the nation, but this isnt for a lack of quality. They have two top 100 players and three top 1000 [] Illinois Football: 3 Illini recruiting headlines this week - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 41, Caleb Reams

Every day for the 50 days leading up to the first Illinois football practice, beat writer Scott Richey is unveiling the top 50 most important Illini football players going into the 2018 season.

Conversation with The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Mark Anderson

Illinois will host UNLV on Dec. 8 at State Farm Center in the return game from last year's trip to Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Mark Anderson breaks down what the Illini might see from the Runnin' Rebels:

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: June 24, 2018

Upon Leslie Bryan's retirement from the University of Illinois in 1968, United Airlines gave the university a 64-passenger, four-engine airliner in his honor.

Beyond the arc: Puma inks deals with elite-level players

There's really no true offseason for college basketball. Here are three things that caught our college basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter's attention in the last week.

Top 50 Most Important Illini Football Players: No. 41 Caleb Reams

The versatile Caleb Reams comes in at No. 41 on beat writer Scott Richey's list of top 50 most important Illini football players. 

Kendziera takes 5th in 400 hurdles

The Illinois graduate took fifth in the 400-meter hurdles finals in Saturday's U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships and will contest the 110 high hurdles in today's 2:30 p.m. semifinals.

Underwood working to revive Illini-Chicago pipeline

CHAMPAIGN — Chicago will always be a priority for Illinois recruiting. T

Top 50 teams in 2018: No. 41, Washington State

Every day for the 50 days leading up to the first Illinois football practice, beat writer Bob Asmussen will reveal his top 50 college football teams going into the 2018 season.

Tate | As shooters reign, bigs are less involved

Old-time pivotmen are looking for work. Unless you're Anthony Davis it's an unfavorable time for 7-footers. Three-point shooters have taken over the game.

TUPPER: Quarterback the most important position battle when Illini open camp

CHAMPAIGN – There is no magic wand Lovie Smith can wave to expedite a hyper-quick turnaround for Illini football.

Illini have work to do before opening new football facility

Beat writer Scott Richey looks at four items Illinois needs to address before its new Football Performance Center is completed by August 2019.

Bob's Top 50 rankings: No. 42 Kentucky

A strong returning offensive line and a solid running game led AP voter Bob Asmussen to name Kentucky his 42nd ranked team.

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 42, Bobby Walker

Every day for the 50 days leading up to the first Illinois football practice, beat writer Scott Richey will reveal the 50 most important Illini for the 2018 season.

Top 50 Most Important Illini Football Players: No. 42 Bobby Walker

Originally a walk-on, beat writer Scott Richey thinks tight end Bobby Walker has a chance to make an impact this season.

Top 50 teams in 2018: No. 42, Kentucky

Every day for the 50 days leading up to the first Illinois football practice, beat writer Bob Asmussen will unveil his top 50 college football teams going into the 2018 season.

Illinois Football: Illini continue to build class of 2019 with Nick Fedanzo

The Illinois football team continued to add players to the class of 2019 on Friday night. Nick Fedanzo decided to end his recruitment and committed to play football for Lovie Smith and the Illini. Fedanzo is a 6-foot, 200-pound running back from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois. He is rated as a three-star [] Illinois Football: Illini continue to build class of 2019 with Nick Fedanzo - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Illini Football: RB Nick Fedanzo commits to Illinois Football

I am beyond excited to announce that I am going to be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Illinois. I'd like to thank all of my coaches, family, and friends for helping me get to...

RB Nick Fedanzo commits to Illinois

The Montini Catholic running back provides more depth at prime position.

June 25 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:00amHow good are the latest Illinois football commits? What position is the most important need for the 2019 class? Which former football players deserve Illinois Hall of Fame consideration? For the answers to these questions, or anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football beat writer.

In-state running back picks Illini

Illinois lands three-star Montini prospect