The Illini could very well run the table the rest of the way. Even if they don't, already at 5-3, (3-2 in Big Ten) they have greatly improved upon last year's 3-9 mark and will likely make their way into a pretty decent bowl. This season has been a pleasant surprise to say the least. Among the talent on the Illini roster is a trio of juniors with NFL level measurables and … [Read more...] about Illini Mikel LeShoure: the Next Rashard Mendenhall?
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When you hear Illinois vs. Purdue, its sounds like a great Big Ten Tournament title game in Men's basketball right? Well this Saturday the match on the gridiron, features two teams that will likely end up bowl eligible, so the winner likely gets a leg up in the bowl selection hierarchy come December. Is Illinois the greatest 4-3 team in history? Maybe! They have faced the … [Read more...] about Illinois-Purdue: Brutally Honest Game Preview
Illinois Fighting Illini runner Mikel LeShoure (6-0, 225) wears Rashard Mendenhall’s number (remember him? the 2008 NFL first round draft pick and current Pittsburgh Steelers star), and last year he started to display a little bit of Shard's 2007 level of production and talent. In '09 LeShoure rushed the ball 108 times for 734 yards and 5 TDs, averaging 6.8 yards per … [Read more...] about Illini are Mikel LeShoure’s Team Now