Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Illinois

Illinois is looking to continue progress in Year Three under Tim Beckman. Seven starters are back on offense; nine on defense. The offense remains ahead of the defense. In fact, this could become an upper-level Big Ten attack with freshly-minted starting quarterback Wes Lunt at the controls.

The defense is burdened with making the most improvement. Beckman has fortified a roster that was lacking talent, so there appears to be hope. The starters look good. Depth? It is shaky.

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Video: Vernon Davis goes undercover at Jamba Juice

What do NFL Football players do during the offseason? It looks like former Maryland standout Vernon Davis spent some time working at the local Jamba Juice store.

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Video: BTN's Mark Silverman takes Ice Bucket Challenge

BTN president Mark Silverman answered Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany’s ALS Bucket Challenge on Wednesday afternoon. Silverman challenged a group of BTN employees standing around him, and after the president took his ice cold bath, the staff members surprised him by dousing him again. Watch Silverman’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in this post.

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Photo: Spartans' Mike Sadler delights in team photo

Outside of the classroom, Mike Sadler is a punter first and an entertainer second. A 2014 Ray Guy Award watch list honoree, Sadler garners as much attention for what he does off the field as he does on it. That says a lot, and it’s the direct result of his hilarious personality. Need proof? Check out his pose in Michigan State’s 2014 team photo.

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Twitter: Our experts' takes from Illinois practice

Our annual summer football is coming to a close. But not before our crew takes in Illinois practice Wednesday. Get BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine and Gerry DiNardo’s tweets from practice in this post.

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