Jake Howe

Illinois Fighting Illini #95

  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 305
  • Seasons: SR

Illinois has bad, bad vibes

If you ignore the bad vibes, Tim Beckman and Illinois have some things going for them, but it's going to take a couple of breaks for Beckman to survive and the Illini to thrive in 2015.

Illinois Football Team Awards


Illinois Football held their annual award banquet this weekend. Seniors Reilly O'Toole and Earnest Thomas III were amongst the players recognized.

WEEK TEN PREVIEW: Ohio State Buckeyes


The duel to the death for the highly valued Illibuck returns once more as the Illini take on Ohio State in the 'Shoe.

WEEK EIGHT PREVIEW: Minnesota Golden Gophers


They're going to run the ball. We cannot stop them.

FILM REVIEW: Purdue Boilermakers


We broke down the five worst plays from the Purdue game to get you through your bye weekend.

WEEK SEVEN PREVIEW: Wisconsin Badgers


Illinois is going to face a horde of angry Badgers after Wisconsin's loss to Northwestern last weekend.



Hide the children and break out the Windex coladas because Illinois and Purdue have a football game to play.

WEEK FOUR PREVIEW: Texas State Bobcats


We preview the fourth game on the Illinois football schedule as the Texas State Bobcats come to town for what could be another shootout.

Preview: Youngstown State


Get ready for an INTENSE first game against an FCS opponent which can really only end in mild satisfaction or CATASTROPHIC FAILURE.

Camp Rantoul Observations


What did we see down in Rantoul?

Position Preview: Defensive Line


The Illini defensive line struggled mightily last season; can they turn it around for the 2014 campaign?

Illinois likely surging, but which way?

Take the name off of the jersey, and everything about Illinois looks like a team that will still be about the country's 70th-best. But Illinois seems addicted to huge surges, backward and forward....