Vorhees, Brown lead position in bench press at NFL combineMarch 6, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Guard Andrew Vorhees of Southern California closed the NFL’s annual scouting combine Monday with a flourish, bench pressing 38 reps at 225 pounds with an injured leg.
It was the highest total all week in Indianapolis.
Achane has fastest 40-yard time among RBs at NFL combineMarch 6, 2023 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bijan Robinson might be the first running back selected in this year's NFL draft.
However it was Devon Achane of Texas A&M who outdueled the former Texas Longhorns star runner Sunday at the league's annual scouting combine.
Commanders’ Jennifer King to coach Senior Bowl running backsJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Washington Commanders assistant running backs coach Jennifer King will coach the position for the Senior Bowl.
King, who became the first Black female assistant position coach in NFL history after the 2020 season, will coach the National team running backs, the Senior Bowl announced on Thursday.
Big Ten: Illini last obstacle for Michigan before ‘The Game’November 17, 2022 GMT
Things to watch during Week 12 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Illinois (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten) at No. 3 Michigan (10-0, 7-0, No. 3 CFP)
Big Ten: Purdue visits No. 21 Illini in West Division clashNovember 10, 2022 GMT
Things to watch during Week 11 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Purdue (5-4, 3-3 Big Ten) at No. 21 Illinois (7-2, 5-2)
Improved Illinois extends contract of OC Barry Lunney Jr.November 9, 2022 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois offensive coordinator Barry Lunney Jr. has agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2025 season, the school announced Wednesday.
Lunney, who is earning $675,000 this year, will be paid $800,000 in 2023 and $825,000 each of the following two years.
High-flying No. 14 Illinois hosts struggling Michigan StateNovember 3, 2022 GMT
Michigan State (3-5, 1-4 Big Ten) at No. 14 Illinois (7-1, 4-1, No. 16 CFP), Saturday, 3:30 ET (Big Ten Network)
Line: Illinois by 17 1/2 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 17 Illinois beats Cornhuskers 26-9 for 6th straight winOctober 30, 2022 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Illinois' breakout season keeps getting better.
The Illini's 26-9 win over Nebraska on Saturday was nothing flashy, just workmanlike. Chase Brown and the top defense in the country did what they've been doing all year, and now No.
Word is out about Brown, Illinois wants volume turned upOctober 23, 2022 GMT
It has been an eventful stretch for Chase Brown.
The Illinois star became the season's first 1,000-yard rusher in the Football Bowl Subdivision on Oct. 15 and only the third player in program history to reach the milestone in back-to-back years.
Tennessee QB Hooker leads AP midseason All-America teamOctober 18, 2022 GMT
Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker, two Big Ten running backs and Alabama pass-rusher Will Anderson Jr. highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team presented by Regions Bank, selected by AP Top 25 voters and released Tuesday.
Brown’s 180 yards, defense carry No. 24 Illini past GophersOctober 15, 2022 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chase Brown just keeps impressing Illinois coach Bret Bielema.
“If there’s a better player in college football who has had an effect on his program," Bielema said, “I’d like to know who it is.”
Bielema has happy return as Illinois pounds Wisconsin 34-10October 2, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois coach Bret Bielema had a triumphant return to Camp Randall Stadium because he’s helped make the Fighting Illini physical enough to beat Wisconsin at its own game.
Chase Brown rushed for 129 yards, Tommy DeVito had three short touchdown keepers and Illinois trounced Wisconsin 34-10 on Saturday to give the Illini their first win at Madison since 2002.
Illinois routs Chattanooga 31-0 for best start since 2015September 23, 2022 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chase Brown became the first Illinois running back to rush for 100-plus yards in five straight games, Tommy DeVito passed for 329 yards and three touchdowns and the Fighting Illini blanked Chattanooga 31-0 on Thursday night.
STAT WATCH: Illini RB off and running toward another 1,000September 12, 2022 GMT
Illinois's Chase Brown is well on his way to a second straight 1,000-yard rushing season.
Brown has 504 yards through three games and leads the nation with 168 per game after going for 146 against Virginia on Saturday.
Illinois defense locks down Virginia for 24-3 victorySeptember 11, 2022 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chase Brown rushed for 146 yards on 20 carries, Tommy DeVito threw for 196 yards and two scores and the Illinois defense stifled Virginia’s once-potent attack to lead the Fighting Illini to a 24-3 victory on Saturday.
Armstrong-led Virginia out to beat Illinois 2nd year in rowSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
Virginia (1-0) at Illinois (1-1), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Line: Illinois by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Bazelak leads Hoosiers past Illinois 23-20 with late rallySeptember 3, 2022 GMT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Connor Bazelak wanted a fresh start at Indiana.
He couldn’t have made a stronger first impression.
The Hoosiers new starting quarterback threw one touchdown pass then finished the game by leading his team on a 75-yard drive, capped by Shaun Shivers’s 1-yard touchdown run with 23 seconds left to give Indiana a stunning 23-20 victory over Illinois on Friday night.
Brown, DeVito lead Illinois past Wyoming 38-6 in openerAugust 28, 2022 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chase Brown scored three touchdowns and rushed for 151 yards and Tommy DeVito completed 27 of 37 passes for 192 yards and two scores in his debut as Illinois breezed past Wyoming 38-6 in a season-opener on Saturday.
Illinois rolls over Northwestern, keeps bowl hopes aliveNovember 28, 2021 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Peters threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and Illinois rolled over Big Ten rival Northwestern 47-14 on Saturday.
With the resounding win to end the regular season, Illinois hopes to secure its second bowl bid in five years.
No. 18 Iowa clings to West hopes entering game with IlliniNovember 19, 2021 GMT
Illinois (4-6, 3-4 Big Ten) at No. 18 Iowa (8-2, 5-2, No. 17 CFP), Saturday at 2 p.m. EST (FS1).
Line: Iowa by 11 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Defense dominates for Illinois in 14-6 win at MinnesotaNovember 6, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chase Brown rushed 33 times for 150 yards, and the Illinois defense delivered six sacks and two interceptions of Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan on the way to a 14-6 victory on Saturday.
Rutgers edges Illinois 20-14 for its first Big Ten winOctober 30, 2021 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — 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, 1-4 Big Ten).
No. 7 Penn State, Illinois deal with QB injuriesOctober 21, 2021 GMT
Illinois (2-5, 1-3 Big Ten) at No. 7 Penn State (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Line: Penn State by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Wisconsin uses running game to roll over Illinois 24-0October 9, 2021 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chez Mellusi ran for 145 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin beat Illinois 24-0 on Saturday.
Braelon Allen rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and John Chenal carried nine times for 38 yards and a touchdown for the Badgers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY: Tide’s Robinson runs for 4 TDsOctober 3, 2021 GMT
—Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama, rushed for career highs of 171 yards and four TDs and the top-ranked Crimson Tide shut down the nation’s top offense in a 42-21 victory over No. 12 Mississippi.