Illinois’ magic number was two heading into Thursday. Following an Iowa loss at Rutgers and a 6-3 win over Nebraska on Thursday evening, the Fighting Illini have reached that magic number.
Illinois football players, past and present, took to Twitter on Thursday to show their support for the program and head coach Tim Beckman. Last Sunday, former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic sent out a flurry of critical tweets that accused Beckman of running a culture of player mistreatment. Cvijanovic, who tore his meniscus vs. Ohio State on Nov. 1 and missed the rest of the 2014 season, stopped playing football because, “I was asked to push myself past pain until I didn’t want to play anymore.” The offensive lineman started 29 games at Illinois during his final three seasons. He was
Three more games. That’s all that remains in Illinois’ historic 2015 regular season. Winners of a program-record 24 consecutive games, including six straight Big Ten series sweeps, the Illini (43-6-1, 19-1) host Nebraska on the season’s final weekend. Illinois’ magic number is two, so it could clinch the Big Ten title as early as Thursday night, with a victory and an Iowa (37-12, 18-3) loss at Rutgers. Before the Illini open up their final series, BTN.com caught up with Illinois beat writer Scott Richey, of The News-Gazette, to get his take on the special season. Follow Richey on Twitter (@srrichey)
The much-anticipated matchups for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were released to the public on Wednesday afternoon.
The Big Ten announced the matchups Wednesday for the 17th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. And, there are some enticing clashes among the 14 games.
Get excited, Big Ten basketball fans! The matchups for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were released Wednesday afternoon.
The matchups are out for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and now it’s time to look at some numbers from the event’s first 16 installments. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart ranks 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games ] The most important number: The Big Ten, after losing the first 10 events, has not lost since 2008, going 4-0-2 during the span. A season ago, the Big Ten jumped out to a 6-1 lead en route to claiming an 8-6 series victory. Here are some more Big Ten/ACC Challenge numbers: Longest conference winning streak: Big Ten – 3 (2009-2011); ACC – 10 (1999-2008)
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When you score 28 runs in a game, you need to do something special to commemorate it. The Illinois baseball team did just that with this video.
Illinois is the hottest team in the nation, and it's finally a top 5 team, according to the latest USA Today Sports Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday.