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.
Colts signed Illinois RB Josh Ferguson.
Patriots signed Illinois CB V'Angelo Bentley.
Bengals selected Illinois S Clayton Fejedelem with the No. 245 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.
Patriots selected Illinois OG Ted Karras with the No. 221 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
Raiders selected Illinois DT Jihad Ward with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2016 draft.
The MMQB's Peter King noted Illinois DL Jihad Ward could be a dark-horse selection at No. 29 by the Cardinals.