Illinois Football: Should Tim Beckman be fired already?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Illinois Fighting Illini football team isn't doing so hot. Currently, the team is 2-5 and coming off a 31-17 loss to Indiana at home. In 2011, former head coach Ron Zook's final season, the Illini were 7-6 and made a bowl game. The current situation would put any coach on ...

Bowl Preview: Texas Bowl

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Illinois (6-6) vs. Baylor (7-5) (-1.5) Have things actually changed for Illinois? They went a mediocre 6-6 and, though they made a bowl, are underdogs to a team that hasn't made a bowl game since Bill Clinton's first term. It's an improvement on the last few years for Illinois, but it's ...

Michigan Beats Illinois 67-65 In…Football?

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Want to know how to give up 65 points, 316 rushing yards, 88 offensive (OFF-ensive, not of-FEN-sive, though some definitely were) plays, 562 total yards, and five turnovers while still winning? Just ask the Michigan Wolverines. I can say with certainty after this game that this is, without a doubt, the ...

Your Week One College Football Scores

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Quote of the day: "As a former Indiana head coach, I wouldn't pick Purdue if they played Iraq (or a rock, I can't be sure - ed.)" - Lee Corso The Titans cut Myron Rolle. Jeff Fisher doesn't like guys around who are smarter than him, apparently. It's a USC thing. Jacksonville ...

Your Week 13 College Football Scores

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

10 am ET: Morning! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm clearly not here, but I will definitely be watching football later tonight. Turns out the Lone Star Showdown is the best game of the day because the NFL scheduler is on crack and decided the Lions and Raiders should get this kind of ...

The Biggest “Balloon Boys” In College Football

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The awesome hoax last week perpetrated by two very loving, not insane in any way, fame-at-all-costs parents got me thinking about college football. Not that it takes major news events for me to ponder collegiate football, but I'm trying to build up to something here, OK? Point is, I was wondering ...

That’ll Do, Juice

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Remember when a sophomore named Juice Williams led Illinois to a questionable Rose Bowl berth which ended in a whomping at the hands of USC? Kid was the future of a rising power in the Big Ten. Well, two years later, Juice Williams has been benched and the Illini are ...