"I think it's part of who I am, part of my DNA. If you meet my father, I'm just like him."
CHAMPAIGN -- Former University of Illinois defensive back Nate Hobbs was selected in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Saturday in Clev…
Illinois offensive lineman Kendrick Green was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the NFL draft Friday night.
Another defensive player on the Illinois football team declared for the NFL Draft.
CHAMPAIGN — Another defensive player on the Illinois football team declared for the NFL Draft.
CHAMPAIGN — Ten days into last season's training camp, Devon Witherspoon finally arrived on the campus recreation fields.
After six plays of offense, Rutgers looked like it was going to do whatever it wanted against an Illinois defense that has been particularly vulnerable this year.
Brandon Peters know what it's like to be a backup quarterback — he was during stretches at the University of Michigan.
When Nate Hobbs was spending time on the scout team in the fall of 2018, he began to realize change was needed.
Things started to look much more like fall on Monday inside Memorial Stadium.
For the better part of the last three years the defense of the Illinois football team has been gashed here or gutted there. It certainly wasn't entirely surprising considering the youth movement that head coach Lovie Smith put in place in one of the country's top conferences, but each stumbling block created a callous.
Nate Hobbs stood on a bench just outside the Champaign Police Department on Monday afternoon with hundreds of University of Illinois students, student-athletes, coaches and administrators filling up the streets with all their eyes and cameras on him.
"I feel like all the players are on the same page as, ‘Yeah, we want to come back and we want to play, but we want to make sure our health and safety is the priority,' which it is."
Spring football has long been a staple of player development for college athletes.
Jake Hansen was excited to hear that the University of Illinois will begin to allow student-athletes to return to campus beginning next week.
It was a big recruiting weekend for Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith and Co., and it was fruitful.
CHAMPAIGN — For as far back as Lovie Smith can trace his football lineage, turnovers have been rooted so deeply into the DNA that he can't rem…
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois outscored Rutgers 28-0 in the second half to blow out the Scarlet Knights 38-10 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
CHAMPAIGN — Right smack in the middle of Illinois' two-game football winning streak is senior safety Stanley Green.
CHAMPAIGN — Milo Eifler has learned a couple of lessons after a few years in college football. So have Nate Hobbs and Dele Harding.