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#illini safety Derrick Smith (@derrick8179) loves to hit and can't wait to do it. But a background in boxing and football also help him out.https://t.co/ZoTtGk97kq Joey Wagner (@mrwagner25) September 29, 2020...

Watch now: Illinois senior cornerback Nate Hobbs playing with different mindset as veteran leader

CHAMPAIGN — When Nate Hobbs was spending time on the scout team in the fall of 2018, he began to realize change was needed.

Watch now: How boxing and baseball help Illinois safety Derrick Smith on the football field

Every now and again, Derrick Smith said, he still throws on some boxing gloves and swings away.

Delonte West enters Florida rehab facility after Mavs owner Mark Cuban reaches out to help him, per report

Cuban's call to assist West comes after TMZ published a photo of West​ panhandling in Dallas on Sept. 24

Fantasy Football Rankings Week 4, 2020: Model that beat experts says start James Robinson, sit Drew Brees

SportsLine's advanced computer model reveals start-sit advice for Week 4.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban picks up Delonte West at gas station, offers to pay for his drug rehabilitation

West was seen in Dallas asking for food and moneyCuban's call to assist West comes after TMZ published a photo of West​ panhandling in Dallas on Sept. 24

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

Illinois' Brad Underwood and Wake Forest's Steve Forbes will virtually meet with four-star senior Sam Ayomide this week, he told @Stockrisers.Here's my interview with Ayomide from August 9th. | Story: https://t.co/Tjt4GaWZ7W pic.twitter.com/c5GPSOTnug Jake (@jakeweingarten) September 29, 2020...

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

Good Morning, #Illini Nation: Has the perception of Illinois basketball changed over the course of the last three-plus years. Chin Coleman says yes.In fact, he actually said: Illinois is back sexy again. We got our swag back. We're hot....

Illini Football: Illinois Football

Training camp, the return started on Monday. The #illini are scheduled to wear pads on Wednesday.I knew eventually we were going to play football and now that's what we're doing. -- Lovie Smithhttps://t.co/v1t5BcMesR Joey Wagner (@mrwagner25) September 28, 2020...

Illini Football: Illinois Football

Edwin Carter Illini career:2 catches2 touchdownsBeat that, everyone forever. https://t.co/DVZIQrAMvT Robert Rosenthal (@ALionEye) September 28, 2020...

Illini in the NFL: Week 3 Recap

Another Illini added to an NFL roster for the week. A former Super Bowl winner had his best game on his new team.

Illinois Football: 2020 vs 2007 Illini quarterback comparison

Illinois football is entering the 2020 campaign with one of the best teams I have seen them field in a long time. Looking back, I would say I am more comfo...

Michigan OL Mayfield granted waiver to return

Jalen Mayfield, who declared for the NFL draft after the Big Ten postponed the season but then opted back in, has been cleared by the NCAA to return.

Sophomore WR Edwin Carter transferring from Illinois Football

Carter was a former three-star recruit that played one game in 2018.

Watch now: Illinois football back at training camp; will wear pads on Wednesday

CHAMPAIGN — Things started to look much more like fall on Monday inside Memorial Stadium.

Illini Football: Illinois Football

#Illini football hasn't played in pads during the entire 2020 calendar year. That will change on Wednesday, nine months since Illinois last suited up in full gear."We'll find some more things out now that we'll put on the pads,...

Illini Football: Football Recruiting

Springfield dual threat QB @rashad_rochelle picks up an #Illini offer Friday night, his 9th DI scholarship. This one hits home a little more for the 3-star prospect though: I'm still kind of shaking a little bit I'm so excited....

UNC adds Dec. 11 game vs. Western Carolina

North Carolina has added a Dec. 11 game against Western Carolina, which replaces a Sept. 19 contest against Charlotte that was canceled because of COVID-19 issues.

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

2021 four-star Jordan Nesbitt will announce his college decision Oct. 1st at 2:00 PM CT, he tells me. Final 3: Memphis, Illinois, SLU. @jneszz Tipton Edits (@TiptonEdits) September 28, 2020...

Illinois Basketball: Illini showing interest in Serbian wing Stefan Todorovic

While the Illinois basketball program continues to build on the class of 2021, they also have some of their focus on building the team for 2022. The Illini...

Illinois Football: Interview with Illini target, QB Rashad Rochelle

The Illinois football team recently offered a very dangerous three-star quarterback. 2022 QB Rashad Rochelle was offered by the Illini Friday.  Illinois h...