By Paul M. Banks "Today, I am announcing that I will forgo my senior season and enter the NFL Draft," said Arrelious Benn (who is projected as the #1 or #2 wide receiver on most draft boards). His press conference came at 2 pm CT today. "It's a great milestone, a great thing to do, and I feel I'm ready to do it." Rejus' press conference included a lot of expressing … [Read more...] about Arrelious ‘Rejus’ Benn Declares Early for NFL Draft
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Fighting Illini All-Decade 1st Team Offense
By Paul M. Banks & Paul Schmidt of The Sports Bank and Joe Kutsunis of Hail to the Orange, "Home of the Blogging Illini" For the 1st team defense and second teams click here First team Offense QB Kurt Kittner - Though he only played two seasons this decade, Kittner deserves the nod here. He led the team to the Sugar Bowl and a Big Ten Championship in 2001, and … [Read more...] about Fighting Illini All-Decade 1st Team Offense
What Happened to Arrelious Rejus Benn?
By Paul M. Banks You may have heard of a stellar University of Illinois wide receiver named Arrelious Benn, but the people really close to him call him Rejus. “It’s a nickname that started when I was younger, my father’s nickname was Redus and his real name was Arrelious, so I’m named after him,” Benn said. No word yet if anyone in Rejus’s family is named Kathie Lee (thanks … [Read more...] about What Happened to Arrelious Rejus Benn?
Exclusive with the Nation’s Best WR Arrelious “Rejus” Benn
The University of Illinois Wide Receiving Corps will be among the best in College Football this year. In this four part series, Paul M. Banks interviews and profiles each of the top four Illini pass catching threats. Part 4: Arrelious “Rejus” Benn Talk about saving the best for last- in the final installment of my interview/profiles of the stellar University of Illinois … [Read more...] about Exclusive with the Nation’s Best WR Arrelious “Rejus” Benn