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5-7 Illinois is ready to go bowling

Illinois will happily join in the postseason fun despite its 5-7 record. It just needs Georgia State and South Alabama to lose this weekend to make that a possibility. 237 more words

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Illini Would Go Bowling, If Asked

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois now says that if its football team is invited to a bowl it would go.

The Illini are among the 5-7 teams that could fill out available bowl slots but spokesman Kent Brown had said Monday the team wasn’t sure it would accept a bowl invitation. 97 more words


Mizzou Withdraws From Bowl Consideration

UNDATED (AP) – After a bad season on the field for Mike Riley’s first Nebraska team, some good work in the classroom by the Huskers when Bo Pelini was coach will keep Big Red playing football this season. 595 more words


NUmbers Guy: Northwestern tops Illinois for 10th win

The Hat is back! Northwestern beat Illinois at Soldier Field on Saturday to reclaim the Land of Lincoln trophy, otherwise known as the HAT, and finish with 10 wins on the season for the first time since 1995. 707 more words


Emma: How To Hire The Right College Football Coach

By Chris Emma–

(CBS) Silly Season is upon us, marked by the madness of Black Sunday.

Two days after the perplexing scene of Black Friday, when the masses pummel each other to save 30 percent on a TV, comes the comparable carnage of Black Sunday in college football.  1,120 more words


Highlights: Northwestern tops Illinois 24-14

Northwestern found some offensive fireworks at Soldier Field Saturday. Austin Carr and Miles Shuler both made long receptions, and Justin Jackson and Warren Long each rushed into the end zone once. 41 more words


Iowa State Tops Illinois, 84-73

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With Illinois and No. 4 Iowa State trading the lead for most of Saturday’s championship game in the Emerald Coast Classic, Cyclones guard Monte Norris decided with 10:51 remaining to try and deliver a knockout punch. 562 more words