Illinois sophomore RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in Saturday's 48-23 loss to UNC.
Illinois junior WR Malik Turner had three catches for 83 yards and a pair of scores in Saturday's 52-3 pasting of Murray State.
Illinois senior DE Dawuane Smoot, QB Wes Lunt, LB Hardy Nickerson, and OL Joe Spencer have been named the school's captains this season.
Illinois senior DE Dawuane Smoot received a second round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board last winter.
Illinois redshirt freshman QB Jimmy Fitzgerald will transfer.
Illinois redshirt senior QB Wes Lunt is working with his fifth quarterback coach in his fifth season of college football.
Illinois redshirt senior QB Wes Lunt tied for the national lead with 42 dropped passes last year.
Cal is really going to miss Illinois senior ILB Hardy Nickerson Jr., believes an anonymous Pac-12 offensive coach.
Illinois graduate DT Teko Powell will transfer.
Illinois senior DT Jarrod "Chunky" Clements pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge.
The first time Illinois HC Lovie Smith met senior DE Dawuane Smoot, Smith told him: "I want to make you a first-rounder."
After the close of spring practice, Illinois HC Lovie Smith said, "We know the personnel a lot better and players know exactly how we run a practice."
Campus Insiders' Rich Cirminiello wrote that Illinois graduate ILB Hardy Nickerson Jr. "could be the answer to the departure of T.J. Neal, who ironically created an opening with his own transfer to Auburn."
The Colts finished with the sixth-best UDFA haul, believes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.
Packers signed Illinois WR Geronimo Allison.