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Saturday Aug 30 | Tribune-Chronicle

YSU at Illinois

The annual "money game" is the season opener this year for Youngstown State as it travels to Illinois to face a high-powered Illini offense.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: Pre-Youngstown State Player and Coach Interviews

Apr 12, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini offensive coordinator Bill Cubit before the spring game at Memorial Stadium.

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The News-Gazette

'Smoked,' but not by stroke

The air temperature was 94 degrees, and it was at least 10 degrees hotter on the Memorial Stadium turf when U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and 12-year-old Jackson Cunningham lined up for a 40-yard dash in front of about 20 University of Illinois football players and other observers.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Writing Illini

Donovonn Young and James Crawford Days Until Illinois Fighting Illini Season Opener

Apr 12, 2014; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini running back Donovonn Young reacts during the third quarter of the spring game at Memorial Stadium.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois coach Tim Beckman on hot seat in third season

In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Illinois head coach Tim Beckman watches a replay during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Champaign, Ill.

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Writing Illini

Josh Ferguson and Carroll Phillips Days Until Illinois Fighting Illini Season Opener

Nov 16, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini offensive linesman Alex Hill congratulates Illinois Fighting Illini running back Josh Ferguson after Ferguson Welcome to our Countdown to Kickoff series! In this series, we'll do roster previews as we count down the days until the Illinois Fighting Illini August 30th season opener against ... (more)

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Washington Post

Illini hope weapons around Lunt an upgrade on 2013

It was all but a given that Illinois would name Wes Lunt its starting quarterback.

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The Miami Herald

Illini hope weapons around Lunt an upgrade on 2013

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt talks with reporters at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, after learning he will be the starting Illini quarterback.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sports Network

NCAA Football Preview - Illinois Fighting Illini

The team got off to a promising 3-1 start, which included wins over Cincinnati and Miami-Ohio sandwiched around a 10-point loss to Washington.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

NOLA.com

New Orleans Saints receiver Steve Hull announces his retirement via social media

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Steve Hull tries to bring in a pass during Saints training camp at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia on Monday, July 28, 2014.

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NBC26

14 Teams in 14 Days: Illinois Fighting Illini

Tim Beckman's second year on the job was an improvement over his 2012 campaign, though that wasn't tough to top.

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Writing Illini

Dionte Taylor and Ryan Frain Days Until Illinois Fighting Illini Season Opener

Sep 7, 2013; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini fans during halftime against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Memorial Stadium.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Big Ten Preview

Illinois' junior tailback finished 2013 strong, rushing for 384 yards over his last four games.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

ClipSyndicate

Video: Illini D-line shooting for record season

RANTOUL, Ill. - Whitney Mercilus had one of the best seasons in Illinois football history just three years ago.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Bradenton.com

Illini hope to turn the corner with new QB

Seven of those came his freshman year. "Six or seven wins isn't a far-off goal," he said.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Writing Illini

Illinois Football 2014 Schedule Preview: Purdue Boilermakers

Nov 23, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers quarterback Danny Etling is chased down by Illinois Fighting Illini defensive lineman Houston Bates during the second quarter at Ross Ade Stadium.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

News Observer

Coach wants Illinois to reach bowl game in 2014

Senior offensive lineman Michael Heitz spent a portion of the Fighting Illini media day reminiscing about the team's 20-14 win against UCLA in the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

CBS Local

Wisch: By Not Yet Naming QB, Beckman Making A Smart Call

He's already been compared to Tom Brady. He's already been projected as the Big Ten's leading touchdown passer for 2014.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

BleacherReport

Wisconsin Football: 5 Best QBs Badgers Will Face in 2014

Looking around the Big Ten, there are a number of high-profile quarterbacks. There's Heisman candidate and two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller , 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Christian Hackenberg, Big Ten Championship Game and Rose Bowl Offensive MVP Connor Cook and the prolific Devin Gardner.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Illini hope they're on the road to improvement

The Illini are coming off a 4-8 season that, while better than head coach Tim Beckman's two-win opening season in Champaign, probably will have to be improved on if Beckman wants to maintain job security.

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