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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Pierre Thomas thrived back in the state of Illinois, Jeff Cumberland and Rashard Mendenhall scored their second touchdowns of the season, and the duo of Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah helped the Chiefs move to 5-0 to highlight Illini in the NFL in week five.

    Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Thomas had 94 total yards (36 rushing, 55 receiving) and two touchdowns Sunday in the Saints 26-18 win over the Bears. Thomas' 19 carries were a season high and his most since 2010. He also set a season high in catches (9), receiving yards and scores, finding the end zone on a two-yard catch and a 25-yard screen play. Watch Thomas' 25 yard TD reception and his two-yard TD reception.

    Illini Ink: Sarah Fiedler

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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 second edition, senior Sarah Fiedler discusses what the Fall season means to them: finishing up routines, midterms, a beautiful campus and establishing a championship culture. 

    Chip Shots: Michelle Mayer

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    Get 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 fourth edition, Michelle Mayer talks about team bonding over endurance workouts, visiting French Lick, and the new team motto.
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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. Sacks were the name of the game in week four as Whitney Mercilus, Corey Liuget, Martez Wilson and Michael Buchanan were all able to get to the quarterback at least once. In addition, Vontae Davis notched his first interception of the season for the Colts and Jeff Cumberland had a 34-yard TD catch for the Jets.

    Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Davis made his presence known against the Jaguars on Sunday, recording three tackles and two pass defections. Davis also reeled in his first interception of the season.

    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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