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Pitt names Kedon Slovis starting QB: USC transfer to lead Panthers against West Virginia in Backyard Brawl

Slovis will take over for departed star Kenny Pickett as the Panthers open with a key rivalry game

College football odds, picks, predictions for Aug. 27, 2022: Proven computer model fading Illinois in Week 0

SportsLine's advanced computer model has revealed its college football picks for games on Saturday, Aug. 27

Misguided Optimism Part 1: The Freshmen

Hope springs eternal for the Illini recruiting class of 2022

It’s time for Illinois to live up to the Big Ten’s new TV deal

The Illini need to capitalize on the windfall of the Big Ten’s media contract.

‘Couldn’t be more excited’: Illinois eagerly awaits Wyoming

The Illini are prepared for a challenge, but who will be the starting QB to lead them?

Illinois’ offense will be better this year

A lot of new arms and weapons for Barry Lunney.

College football odds, lines, schedule for Week 0: Nebraska, Illinois open 2022 season as big favorites

A Big Ten matchup in Ireland headlines the first week of the 2022 college football season

College football odds, picks, predictions for Aug. 27, 2022: Advanced computer model fading Illinois in Week 0

SportsLine's advanced computer model has revealed its college football picks for games on Saturday, Aug. 27

Source: Transfer Kendrick is New Mexico's top QB

New Mexico will start Miles Kendrick at QB when the Lobos open the season on Sept. 3 against Maine, sources told ESPN's Pete Thamel. Kendrick transferred to New Mexico from Kansas for his senior year.

This Week in Illini Athletics: August 22-28, 2022

Women’s soccer sweeps, Illini football in five sleeps.

How many games will the Illini win this season?

Our writers have some varying predictions.

The Big Ten’s new media rights agreement changes everything

The new deal is the largest and most lucrative in college athletics.

The Illini Freshman Guide to Big Ten Football 2022: Michigan Wolverines

A primer to Illinois’s conference foes; a reference for the rest of us

RJ Melendez: The Big Ten’s Next Breakout Star

The Illini sophomore is primed for a huge season.

Illinois names 4 captains for 2022 season

Three first-time captains among the four picks.

Derwin James secured the bag and Jalen Ramsey wants dinner

Now that James has his record contract, his former FSU teammate wants him to grab the check.

The keys to Illinois football’s success in 2022

Hit these points, and a bowl game is guaranteed.

What Illinois football should preserve from 2021

I’d like to think that there at least some things we can carry over to 2022.