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2019 Schedule
7th in Big Ten - West
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33dTom VanHaaren

Ex-Michigan QB Peters to Illinois as grad transfer

Quarterback Brandon Peters announced on Tuesday that he is transferring to Illinois, where he will attend graduate school and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

According to Luke Ford's father, Tim, the family has retained attorney Tom Mars to appeal the NCAA's decision to deny Luke's waiver for immediate eligibility at Illinois.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Source: Illinois is hiring Toledo wide receivers coach Mike Bellamy as its new running backs coach. 247 Sports first reported the move, which brings Bellamy back to his alma mater, where he earned All-Big Ten honors before a lengthy NFL career. Bellamy coached Illinois' wide receivers from 2012 to 2015. He replaces Thad Ward, who recently left to join Rod Carey's new staff at Temple.

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180dTom VanHaaren

Breaking down the Big Ten recruiting classes

The usual suspects -- Michigan and Ohio State -- are near the top of the recruiting rankings again, but the most surprising classes in the conference are at places like Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin.

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187dAdam Rittenberg

Hurricanes WR Thomas won't transfer to Illinois

Wide receiver Jeff Thomas announced on Tuesday night he's going to remain with the Miami Hurricanes after initially stating his intentions to transfer to Illinois.

LB Cooper announces he'll play for Illinois (1:25)
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229d

Battery charges vs. Illinois' Oladipo dismissed

A prosecutor has dismissed domestic battery charges against Illinois defensive tackle Lere Oladipo after both the woman and a witness changed their stories.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman, who weeks into the job hired Lovie Smith as football coach, is giving Smith a two-year contract extension through the 2023 season. Smith is just 9-27 in three years with the Illini, but Whitman remains extremely supportive. "This extension demonstrates my belief in Lovie Smith, his staff, and the plan they have for the future success of Illinois football," Whitman said in a prepared statement. "We recognize that our work is far from finished, with improvement needed in every phase of our program's development, but our plan is sound and our resolve is stronger than ever."

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239dDan Murphy

Illinois gives Smith 2-year extension through '23

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman threw his support behind embattled football coach Lovie Smith on Sunday morning in the form of a two-year contract extension.

Smalling makes ridiculous juggling TD catch for Illinois (0:40)
Northwestern strikes again before halftime (0:20)
Wildcats score from 8 yards out (0:22)
Iowa takes punt to the house (0:42)

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