Iowa 32, Illinois 23

Charlie Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa's first touchdown as the Hawkeyes defeated Illinois 33-23 on Saturday.

Illinois defeats Minnesota 14-6

Kerby Joseph picked off Tanner Morgan at the Illini 45-yard line with 38 seconds left. That halted the rally by the Gophers and stopped their four-game winning streak cold.

Illini have chance to show growth against Rutgers

A week after outlasting Penn State on the road in an NCAA-record nine overtimes, Illinois has an opportunity to show the program is finally rounding into shape under first-year coach Bret Bielema.

Deep Illini build expectations around big man Kofi Cockburn

For all the excitment at Illinois this year, from earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament to the Illini’s second-round loss to Loyola-Chicago, the biggest decision for the immediate future came in the heat of midsummer when Kofi Cockburn announced he was coming back for his junior season.

Illinois 24, Charlotte 13

Chase Brown rushed for 257 yards and two touchdowns, the fourth best single-game rushing performance in Illinois history.