Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall will retire. Yes, at the tender age of 26. How's that for a surprise to kick off NFL free agency? UPDATE: Rashard Mendenhall explains his retirement decision to HuffPo ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter first reported this development. Mendenhall battled turf toe for much last season. When he finally got to be 100%, Mendenhall … [Read more...] about Cardinals RB Rashard Mendenhall explains his retirement
The University of Illinois announced their All-Decade Team this week. Today, we'll list the offense named to the 31-player team. The squad, which honors Illini who played between 2000-10, was compiled by a combination of fan voting and input from Division of Intercollegiate Athletics staff. … [Read more...] about Illini Football All-Decade Team Announced: Part 2 Offense, Special Teams
For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl will have a feature back from the University of Illinois. This time, the Illini tailback is the Pittsburgh Steelers' Rashard Mendenhall; who in 2008 became the first University of Illinois player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1996. 14 years ago, UI produced the #2 (Kevin Hardy taken by Jacksonville) and #3 … [Read more...] about Will Super Bowl Make Rashard Mendenhall Greatest Illini Rusher Ever?
The Big Ten Conference will be well-represented on Sunday, Feb. 6, in Super Bowl XLV with 18 former student-athletes and nine coaches with previous conference connections on the rosters of the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Big Ten is the only conference to feature at least one former player from every institution in the Super Bowl. The Big Ten and the SEC … [Read more...] about Big 10 Alumni Aplenty in this Year’s Super Bowl
Back in June I gave an interview to collegefootballzealots.com previewing the upcoming University of Illinois college football season. I was pretty negative and pessimistic. And it takes a big man to admit when he's wrong. So I guess that makes me roughly the size of Jon Asamoah then because I was wrong about a few things. But fresh off a return from the Texas Bowl victory, … [Read more...] about 2010 Illinois Football Season: the Official Exit Interview