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    • Illinois football preview: On the offensive
      The Champaign News-Gazette

      Illinois football preview: On the offensive

      To his credit, the returning starter wasn’t satisfied with his success last season, which included 1,884 passing yards and 18 TDs. He used the unexpected downtime caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to reshape his body, adding size and muscle to his 6-foot-5 frame. The Illinois coaches talk about Peters’ ability to make all the throws.

    • Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Big Ten season openers
      The Champaign News-Gazette

      Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Big Ten season openers

      When the 2020 Big Ten opener kicks off next Friday evening for the Illini football team, it will seek to change a historical trend that’s plagued the program for the last quarter century. Unfortunately, only three times over the last 25 years has Illinois begun the conference season with a victory: at home against Nebraska in 2015, at home against Northwestern in 2011 and at Indiana in 2007.

    • How Illinois athletes worked to boost voter registration on campus: 'There's definitely a heightened sense of urgency. Everyone is really out here fighting to be heard.'
      Chicago Tribune

      How Illinois athletes worked to boost voter registration on campus: 'There's definitely a heightened sense of urgency. Everyone is really out here fighting to be heard.'

      Illinois golfer Ali Morallos turned 18 shortly before moving from California to Champaign for college, not long before the 2016 election. "I didn't know where to go to register for mail-in and out-of-state (voting)," she said. Like many young people and college students, Morallos did not vote. This time around - now a senior - she's registered. She's also working to help ensure other Illinois ...