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    Illini Ink: Kelsi Eberly

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    EberlyBlog.jpgIt's once again that time of year women's gym fans... It's time for Illini Ink - the journal that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's first edition, junior Kelsi Eberly talks about how preseason is going so far and the motivational 'word' of the season.
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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 weeks. Week three was a week of firsts as Akeem Spence and Glenn Foster both recorded their first career sacks and A.J. Jenkins tallied his first career reception.

    Akeem Spence, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Spence had a productive day, securing a career high four tackles and recording his first career NFL sack, taking down Tom Brady. Patriots won 23-3.

    Glenn Foster, DL, New Orleans Saints - Foster played in his first game of the 2013 season and recorded his first career NFL sack.

    Chip Shots: Erin Ahern

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    AhernBlog.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's third edition, Erin Ahern talks about the team's trip to Minneapolis and their success at the Minnesota Invitational. 

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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 weeks. In week two action, Rashard Mendenhall scored the game-winning TD for the Cardinals, Michael Buchanan recorded his first career sack and linemen Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah helped pave the way for the Chiefs surprising 2-0 start.

    Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals - Mendenhall ran for a game-high 66 yards on 15 carries and caught two passes for 28 yards in Sunday's 25-21 win over Detroit. Mendenhall's one-yard touchdown run with two minutes remaining erased a two-point deficit and gave Arizona their first win of the season. 

    Chip Shots: Emily Joers

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    Joersblog.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's second edition, freshman Emily Joers talks about the eventful experience that was her first collegiate tournament.

    Illini Great Dick Butkus on Tuesday's BTN Live

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    Former Illini and Chicago Bear great Dick Butkus appeared on the Big Ten Network's BTN Live program on Tuesday. Butkus also will be appearing at a luncheon on Thursday and will be a part of the coin toss at Saturday's Chicago Homecoming game between Illinois and No. 19 Washington at Soldier Field.

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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 weeks. The 2013 NFL season started over the weekend with 24 former Illini on NFL rosters. Whitney Mercilus had five tackles and sack to help the Texans to a Monday night win over San Diego, while Akeem Spence, Hugh Thornton and Michael Buchanan all made their professional debuts.  

    Whitney Mercilus, DE, Houston Texans - Mercilus registered a career high 5 tackles and a sack on Monday Night Football in a thrilling 31-28 last second win over the Chargers. Watch Mercilus sack of Phillip Rivers

    Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals - In his debut with the Cardinals, Mendenhall rushed for 60 yards on 16 carries for an average of 3.8 and a long of 11 yards. In addition, Mendenhall was in the backfield for 35 of the Cardinals 71 offensive snaps during Arizona's 27-24 loss to St. Louis. Mendenhall also caught one pass for four yards.

    Chip Shots: Ember Schuldt

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    Ember Chips.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the monthly blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's first edition, senior Ember Schuldt discusses the start of a new season and the prep work that goes into it. 

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