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Illinois football gets "F" for 2012

An analyst from ESPN Chicago has handed Tim Beckman's program an "F" grade for the 2012 season.

Illini community shaken by Jerry Brown death

Former teammates of Josh Brent and Jerry Brown express their condolences over Brown's death.

Illini product Jerry Brown kill in car accident

Former Illinois Fighting Illini players Josh Brent and Jerry Brown were involved in a car accident on Saturday. Brown was killed in the accident, while Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter as the driver of the vehicle.

Wisconsin takes Big Ten crown with win

The Wisconsin Badgers finished the season with a bang on Saturday to claim the 2012 Big Ten championship over Nebraska.

BCS projections: Irish to face Tide, NIU to Orange

Notre Dame's opponent in the BCS title game became a bit clearer after Saturday's SEC championship game.

Northern Illinois left on outside looking in?

The Northern Illinois Huskies had another strong season that ended with a MAC championship. NIU's final regular season record is 12-1, yet the BCS projects them to be No. 17, one seat out of a BCS game.

Beckman will be back at Illinois

Beckman will get a chance to coach a second year at Illinois despite going winless in conference play.

2012 All-Big Ten teams announced

The 2012 All-Big Ten teams were announced on Monday and both Illinois and Northwestern had players honored.

Illini 'quit' against arch rival

Northwestern is supposed to be the Fighting Illini's big arch rival, but their effort left much to be desired on Saturday.

Illinois finishes season winless in Big Ten play

The Illinois Fighting Illini ended a rough season with a 50-14 loss to the Northwestern Wildcats, which left the Illini without a win in Big Ten play.

Illinois vs. Northwestern: Game time, TV and more

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Northwestern Wildcats renew their rivalry on Saturday to complete Big Ten regular season play for both teams.

Illinois faces Purdue on Senior Day

The Fighting Illini hope to avoid a winless Big Ten campaign with a victory over the visiting Boilermakers.

Illinois football lands JUCO safety

Zane Petty will look to factor in to the Illinois safety conversation next season.

Illinois falls once again

The Illinois offense once again struggled Saturday, as the Fighting Illini fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 17-3.

Illinois falls to Minnesota, 17-3

The Minnesota Golden Gophers pulled off a 17-3 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.

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Illini fall to Gophers, lose their 7th straight

The Illini failed to best the Golden Gophers on Saturday, and have now lost seven-straight games.

Illini trying to remain positive

The Illinois Fighting Illini are trying to stay positive despite losing bowl eligibility and a 2-7 record.

Illinois dominated in 52-22 loss

The Ohio State Buckeyes prevailed over the Illinois Fighting Illini to move to 10-0 on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.

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Illinois battles undefeated Ohio State

Illinois tries to get its first Big Ten win of the season Saturday ... against undefeated Ohio State.

How the Illini can pull an upset on Ohio State

It's a tall task, but protecting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase and forcing turnovers could lead Illinois to an upset over No. 6 Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday.

Illini seeking first Big Ten win

Illinois tries to get its first Big Ten win of the season Saturday ... against undefeated Ohio State.

Illinois possibly not worst Big Ten team ever

2012's Illinois football team still has some bad losing to do to enter the pantheon of all-time worst Big Ten teams.

Illinois still winless

The Illinois football team is still searching for its first Big Ten win after a home loss to Indiana Saturday.

Illinois dropped at home by Indiana, 31-17

Indiana came away with its first Big Ten victory of the season with a 31-17 win against Illinois.

Illini, Hoosiers both looking for first B10 win

Illinois and Indiana head into Saturday's game with 0-3 conference records.

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Indiana vs. Illinois: Battle for first Big Ten win

The Illinois Fighting Illini fell to the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday and still don't have a Big Ten victory.

Indiana vs. Illinois: Battle for first Big Ten win

The Illinois Fighting Illini host the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday as both teams try to win their first Big Ten game of the season.

Big Ten standings: NU falls to 2-2 in Legends

Northwestern dropped to 2-2 in Big Ten play over the weekend after a one-point loss to Nebraska.

Illinois lineman retires due to concussions

Illinois offensive lineman Ryan Klachko will retire from football, after sustaining a number of concussions in practice.

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Illinois vs. Michigan: Illini routed by Wolverines

It wasn't much of a contest on Saturday, as Michigan bested Illinois in every aspect of the game in a blowout win.

Illinois-Michigan Preview: Time, TV, and more

Illinois travels to Michigan as heavy underdogs to pick up its first Big Ten win.

Illini hope to be fully prepared for UM's Robinson

Illinois coach Tim Beckman enlisted a pair of freshmen skill position players to simulate Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in practice this week.