Northern Illinois goes from winless to MAC champs

Northern Illinois went from winless during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic-shortened season to winning the Mid-American Conference Championship Saturday. The Huskies lost all six games in 2020 in Thomas Hammock’s second season as the team’s head coach but fought back to prominence, culminating

Illinois families file lawsuit against Travis Scott, Live Nation

After two close friends died in the Astroworld concert tragedy, their families are filing wrongful death lawsuits against Travis Scott, the Live Nation entertainment company, and more. The families of Jacob “Jake” Jurinek, 20, and Franco Patino, 21, both from Naperville, Illinois,

Jones’ return lifts No. 18 Iowa past Illinois 33-23

Charlie Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa’s first touchdown and the Hawkeyes went on to beat Illinois 33-23 on Saturday. Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) was trailing 10-0 in the first quarter when Jones took the kick near

Rutgers edges Illinois 20-14 for its first Big Ten win

Noah Vedral threw for 138 yards and rushed for a touchdown to lead Rutgers past Illinois 20-14 on Saturday. Isaih Pacheco rushed 21 times for 91 yards and Kyle Monangai ran 15 times for 77 yards and a touchdown for Rutgers (4-4,

Illinois has chance to show growth against Rutgers

A week after outlasting Penn State on the road in an NCAA-record nine overtimes, Illinois has an opportunity to show the program is finally rounding into shape under first-year coach Bret Bielema. This week, it’s Rutgers (3-4, 0-4 Big Ten), which visits

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