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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website 

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous week. Brandon Lloyd found the endzone twice in the Patriots blowout against the Rams and Tavon Wilson added another interception to his season resume to highlight Week 8 action.

    Illini Ink - 3rd Edition

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    Get the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Gymnastics team with Illini Ink - the weekly journal that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's third edition, sophomore Kelsi Eberly discusses getting in routine shape and getting ready for the Homecoming festivities. 
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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous week. Whitney Mercilus disrupted the Baltimore offense, while Pierre Thomas scored his 24th career rushing touchdown with the Saints to highlight Week 7 action.

    Thumbnail image for PA120169.JPGHey Illini fans,

    We got back from Florence, Indiana, on Sunday. We played in the Hoosier Fall Invitational hosted by Indiana University at Belterra Resort and Spa. We placed 8th out of 12 teams. Obviously, not the finish we envisioned, but we are working hard on improving what we struggled with at Belterra.



    Divilbiss speaks to Monticello Rotary

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    Associate head coach Mike Divilbiss was the keynote speaker at the Monticello Rotary on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Divilbiss spoke about loyalty and elevating standards. He is encouraged with how the players have "bought in" and reported  that the team will be aggressive on both ends of the floor. He is pictured with Monticello Rotary president Sue Lochbaum

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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous week. David Diehl returned from injury to anchor the Giants offensive line, while Mikel Leshoure and Brandon Lloyd both had productive days during Week 6.

    Coach Malone speaks at Red Ribbon Assembly

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    Red Ribbon Coaches.JPGIllini women's basketball assistant coach LaKale Malone along with men's basketball coach John Groce and volleyball coach Kevin Hambly were guest speakers at the annual Red Ribbon campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The assembly encourages elementary and middle aged students to 'Say No to Drugs.' The coaches received special recognition from chairperson Lisa Snider.
    Harvey Michigan Dive.jpgWith the Illini heading to Ann Arbor this Saturday to face Michigan (3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN), I thought it would be a good time to look back at some recent memorable games at the Big House. In the last 20 years, the Illini are a respectable 3-4-1 against the Maize and Blue at Michigan Stadium, and half of those games have been instant classics. Whether it was a last-second touchdown, a miracle comeback, a record-breaking performance or the highest-scoring game in Big Ten history, incredible things have happened when the Illini and Wolverines clash in Ann Arbor.

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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weekend. Rashard Mendenhall returned to action this week and found the end zone, Martez Wilson sealed a victory for the Saints and Jeff Cumberland recorded his first NFL touchdown.

    Illini Ink - Week 2

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    Get the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Gymnastics team with Illini Ink - the weekly journal that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's second edition, junior Sarah Fiedler discusses the annual women's gymnastics tailgate along with what the team has been practicing in the gym. 


    Coach Bollant on WBGL

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    Illini women's basketball coach Matt Bollant was a guest on the WBGL morning show with Tim Sinclair and Pam Peoples. Bollant shared his faith and how encouraged he is about the upcoming season. Sinclair will serve as the Illini's new public address announcer.
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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weekend. Tavon Wilson and Brandon Lloyd highlighted Week 4 with standout plays, while rookie Jeff Allen made his first career NFL start. 

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