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Former Illini 4-Star Signee Marquez Beason Out With Severe Hamstring Injury

Former Illini 4-Star Signee Marquez Beason Out With Severe Hamstring Injury

Illinois wide receiver Marquez Beason, who began his conversion from defensive back this spring, is out for at least a few weeks into the 2021 season. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Marquez Beason will need to wait until

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IlliniGuys Connor Cagley's Top 50 2022 Basketball Rankings - Part 2 (40 - 31)

IlliniGuys Connor Cagley's Top 50 2022 Basketball Rankings - Part 2 (40 - 31)

Connor Cagley, IlliniGuys Basketball Writer August 17, 2021 With […]

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Bielema Impressed With Running Game in Monday’s Scrimmage

Bielema Impressed With Running Game in Monday’s Scrimmage

Illinois head coach Bret Bielema said he was impressed with the Illini’s running game in the second closed preseason scrimmage. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

August 16, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Bret Bielema says he saw the beginning of his classic running game get started in Illinois’ second preseason scrimmage. 

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IlliniGuys Football Camp Position Preview: Cornerback

IlliniGuys Football Camp Position Preview: Cornerback

Illinois defensive backs coach Aaron Henry is not only reshaping the cornerback room with new personnel but also a new attitude.

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

August 16, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Aaron Henry was already aware the personnel of his cornerbacks positional room at Illinois was going to look different.

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Sturdy's Basketball Update

Sturdy's Basketball Update

Brad Sturdy, IlliniGuy Insider

August 15, 2021

There is some news coming out of the weekend:

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How the Connection of Art Sitkowski and Illinois Became a Perfect Fit

How the Connection of Art Sitkowski and Illinois Became a Perfect Fit

Art Sitkowski needed what he calls “a change of scenery” after struggling at Rutgers and an Illinois program, willing to forget the past, needed a talented quarterback. The two situations were made for a transfer portal marriage. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

August 15, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- When asked about his transfer portal decision and process, Artur Sitkowski constantly uses the phrase ‘fresh start’ to describe exactly what he was looking for. 

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IlliniGuys Football Camp Position Preview: Defensive End

IlliniGuys Football Camp Position Preview: Defensive End

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

August 15, 2021

Depth is a major concern on the defensive end spot for the Illini as they convert from a four-man front to a 3-4 scheme.

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Illini Football Preseason Practice Morning Report Saturday August 14

Illini Football Preseason Practice Morning Report Saturday August 14

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

August 14, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Today marked another practice session (the 12th of the preseason for the Illini this month) on the grass fields just outside the Smith Family Football building where the players were in just helmets, shoulder pads, jerseys and shorts today.

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Pihlstrom Making Strong Push for Open Right Guard Spot

Pihlstrom Making Strong Push for Open Right Guard Spot

Illinois returns three offensive starters and Wofford graduate transfer Blake Jersaty but it’s former walk-on tight Alex Pihlstrom who is garnering attention for a potential starting spot. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

August 13, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Bret Bielema knows something about offensive linemen in the Big Ten Conference.

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Ayo Dosunmu Signs Multi-Year Pro Contract with Chicago Bulls

Ayo Dosunmu Signs Multi-Year Pro Contract with Chicago Bulls

Ayo Dosunmu has reportedly signed a multi-year agreement with […]

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IlliniGuys Connor Cagley's Top 50 2022 Basketball Rankings - Part 1 (50 - 41)

IlliniGuys Connor Cagley's Top 50 2022 Basketball Rankings - Part 1 (50 - 41)

Connor Cagley, IlliniGuys Basketball Writer August 12, 2021 With […]

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West Named Director of On-Campus Recruiting

West Named Director of On-Campus Recruiting

By Kedric Prince – IlliniGuys.com Director of Recruiting August […]

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Hawkeye State Football Star is Wide-Open

Hawkeye State Football Star is Wide-Open

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

August 11, 2021

Traditionally in the state of Iowa, it is very tough for anyone to come in to get recruits of any kind, especially football.

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Sturdy's Basketball Recruiting Notebook

Sturdy's Basketball Recruiting Notebook

By Brad Sturdy - IlliniGuys Insider

August 11, 2021

Illinois is very excited about their two guards that are committed in Epps and Harris and feel like these two are going to be tremendous because of their ability to create as well as shoot the basketball.

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IlliniGuys Football Camp Position Preview: Inside Linebacker

IlliniGuys Football Camp Position Preview: Inside Linebacker

The Illini have at least four players currently working at inside linebacker who have started a game for a Power Five Conference program. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

August 11, 2021

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- It’s pretty safe to assume Andy Buh has seen a lot of change in his nomadic coaching career as he enters his 24th season and eighth different stop at a Power Five Conference school coaching the linebacker position.

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