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Illinois will take on South Florida on a new date.
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Illinois lost an assistant to the NFL.
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One of the best defenders in the history of Illinois football was recognized on Thursday night.
Oct 17, 2015; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Dwayne Lawson (2) looks on during the second half against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The Illini are going to have to wait on one of their top prospects of the 2017 class.
Nov 28, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn (5) is tackled by Northwestern Wildcats cornerback Matthew Harris (27) during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Ke'Shawn Vaughn isn't a high school recruit, but he still had a big announcement.
Oct 1, 2016; Lincoln, NE, USA;  Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Lovie Smith watches during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers Illinois Fighting Illini in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Illinois is losing its best defensive players. This offseason, Lovie Smith will prove how well he can develop young talent.
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The Under Armour All-American released that he won't be staying in state.
Oct 31, 2015; University Park, PA, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn (5) runs with the ball against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Not surprisingly, Ke'Shawn Vaughn is looking for a new school to call home
Oct 22, 2016; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Lovie Smith on the sideline in the first half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Things should be much brighter for the Illini in 2017.
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Illinois really, really needs to land Jeff Thomas.
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Jeff Thomas would be a nice addition to the Illini.
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Lovie Smith's top target is taking his own path to his college decision.
Nov 26, 2016; Evanston, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Lovie Smith walks the sidelines in a game against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Lovie Smith added another quality player to Illinois' 2017 class
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Nov 12, 2016; Madison, WI, USA;  Illinois Fighting Illini helmets during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium.  Wisconsin won 48-3.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
For a fifth-straight year, Illinois set a program record for the number of Academic All-B1G honorees.
Nov 26, 2016; Evanston, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Wes Lunt (12) drops back to pass against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Wes Lunt is going to have one more game in his college career.
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Lovie Smith was never going to turn Illinois into an overnight success. He still needs plenty of time to right the ship.
Nov 12, 2016; Madison, WI, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini running back Kendrick Foster (22) rushes with the football during the first quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Kendrick Foster has been a bright spot for the Illini this season
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Illinois won't fork over one of its home games in the future.