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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. In week 11, offensive linemen David Diehl, Hugh Thornton and Tony Pashos all helped their teams to victories, while running backs Pierre Thomas and Rashard Mendenhall led their teams to wins as well.

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Thomas had another strong week of production for the Saints, rushing 11 times for 49 yards while receiving another 35 yards on five catches (five targets) in the Saints 23-20 win over the 49ers. Through 10 games this season Thomas has 762 all-purpose yards and 4 touchdowns.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals - Mendenhall had 13 yards receiving in addition to 14 yards rushing including this 5-yard touchdown, helping the Cardinals improve to 6-4 with a win over Jacksonville. The touchdown was his first since week seven. In addition, Mendenhall garnered 35-of-69 offensive snaps.

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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. In week 10, Pierre Thomas of the New Orleans Saints had a big game Sunday night against Dallas, scoring twice in the Saints big win, while Alan Ball and Akeem Spence helped the Jaguars and Buccaneers, respectively, earn their first wins of the season.

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Thomas had a monster week, playing the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Thomas had 111 all-purpose yards, 87 of them coming on the ground. He found the end zone twice, once on a one-yard run and again on a one-yard reception, aiding in the Saints 49-17 rout over the Cowboys.

Chip Shots: Pimploy Thirati

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Get the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's final fall edition, junior Pimploy Thirati provides insight on the Illini's offseason and how they stay sharp inside and out of the classroom


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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. In week 9, Offensive linemen Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah helped the Chiefs achieve a franchise tying record of 9-0, Pierre Thomas caught a season high 66 receiving yards and Corey Liuget recorded his third game of three-plus tackles this season.

Jeff Allen, OT, Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Allen and Asamoah once again both started in their eighth respective games of the season as the Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 23-13 to tie a franchise record start of 9-0. The former Illini tandem anchored the offensive line and only surrendered one sack.

Illini Ink: Mary Jane Horth

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Mary Jane.jpgIllini Ink - The yearly journal that takes you behind the scenes of the Illinois women's gymnastics team. In this season's fourth edition, freshman Mary Jane Horth discusses the fun Alumni tailgate at Homecoming, finalizing routines and the Halloween themed practice.

Chlorine Chronicles: Oct. 30, 2013

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Hein-Blog Photo Size.jpgThree Illini swimmers--Cara Chuang, Stephanie Hein and Erica Lynn--are teaming up to give fans an inside look at the Illinois swimming and diving program. In the third edition, Stephanie Hein talks about last weekend's 2-1 finish, vocal abilities of her teammates, and birthdays. She even manages to rib assistant coach Alec Hayden for the third blog in a row. The Illini will host the first home dual event of the year on Friday night at 6 p.m. against Illinois State at the ARC Pool. Admission is free, so we'll see you there.

Chip Shots: Sam Postillion

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Sam.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's seventh edition, junior Sam Postillion discusses playing in beautiful Kiawah, South Carolina and finishing out the fall 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 week. In week 8, Offensive linemen Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah moved the Chiefs to 8-0, Pierre Thomas rushed for a season high in his third start for the Saints and Glenn Foster picked up his second sack of the season.

Jeff Allen, OT, Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Allen and Asamoah both started in their seventh respective games of the 2013 season as the Chiefs defeated the Cleveland Browns 23-17. Yet again, the duo led the Kansas City offensive line as the Chiefs racked up 136 yards on the ground in 29 attempts. Starting the season with an 8-0 record, the Chiefs are now just one win short of tying the best start in franchise history of nine consecutive victories occurring in 2003. Watch Jeff Allen pull around and give a nice block on this 17 yard run.

Illini Ink - Heather Foley

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Illini Ink - The yearly journal that takes you behind the scenes of the Illinois women's gymnastics team. In this season's third edition, sophomore Heather Foley talks about the fun fall activities the team has been doing, developing their routines and supporting other athletic teams on campus. 

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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 7, Vontae Davis provided outstanding pass defense against the formerly undefeated Peyton Manning and the Broncos, Offensive linemen Jeff Allen andJon Asamoah pushed the Chiefs to 7-0, and Corey Liuget picked up his second sack of the season.

Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Davis helped keep the high powered offense of Denver in check Sunday night in the Colts 39-33 victory. He recorded three tackles and two pass deflections and was named Defensive Player of the Week in Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback.

Jeff Allen, OT, Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Both Asamoah and Allen started in their sixth respective games of the season. They anchored the offensive line into achieving yet another 100+ yard rushing game. With seven wins to start the season, the Chiefs are approaching their best start in franchise history of nine straight wins occurring in 2003.