DECATUR -- A former Illinois football player returned to Central Illinois to motivate students.
URBANA -- A Missouri football player has dropped 70 spots in the CBS NFL draft projections after announcing he's gay.
CHAMPAIGN -- An area family is cheering for Seattle, but it's for a reason.
Update: 1:46 pm, 1/24/14, Friday NATIONAL -- Josh Brent was sentenced to 180-days in jail and ten years probation for manslaughter.
Update: 10:22 pm WASHINGTON -- High school students got the surprise of their lives Wednesday.
URBANA -- A former UI football player was in court Monday.
SPRINGFIELD -- Washington Community High School football players and fans will get a warm welcome Saturday.
SPRINGFIELD -- As Washington residents move forward from Sunday's storms, one thing they can look forward to is football.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Big Brothers Big Sisters program showed its support for the Illini.
NORMAL -- Thousands of dollars were stolen from Hancock Football Stadium after Saturday's home game.
The St. Thomas More Sabers take on their rivals in our Spotlight Game of the Week. Watch the team get ready for their big game!
Part Two: Charleston Trojans Football Fever
Part One: Charleston Trojans Football Fever
The Watseka Warriors take on the PBL Panthers in the spotlight game of the week!
MONTICELLO -- The high school's football team hasn't lost a game yet this season, but that's not all it has to brag about.
In today's Do-It-Yourself, Michelle Madaras is getting us ready for kickoff this football season.
CHICAGO -- The Illini are ready to invade Soldier Field Saturday.
Part Two: Central Maroons--Football Fever on The Morning Show
Part One: Central Maroons--Football Fever on The Morning Show
CHAMPAIGN -- EMS, police and the fire department joined thousands of Illini fans Saturday to help combat the hottest day of the year.
URBANA -- Football Fever gets underway Friday night, but with the night lights, could come security concerns.
CHAMPAIGN -- High school football isn't the only thing sports fans are pumped up for this weekend. Illinois' first game is Saturday morning.
Part Two: Villa Grove--Heritage Pep Rally
Part One: Villa Grove--Heritage Pep Rally
URBANA -- You can now reserve the best seats in the house for high school football games, but it will cost you.
CHAMPAIGN -- UI students got the best seat in the house for Sunday's football practice.
URBANA -- Police are investigating a large fight which happened outside the high school.
URBANA -- Some coaches feel the plan to make summer football practices safer needs to be reviewed.
URBANA -- Football fans are gearing up for a new season.
EIU senior set new career highs in 2012.
QB Jimmy Garoppolo and WR Erik Lora say they have their timing down.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Illini Football Team starts its season next month and Memorial Stadium is nearly ready.
Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says he is done with all the negativity from last year. Last season is over, and this year's team has the potential to do big things. The guys inside the locker room might be the only ones thinking that though, after the orange and blue were picked to finish last in the Leaders division.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's not finished yet, but the new Memorial Stadium Scoreboard is well on its way.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI football coach Tim Beckman talked to his team Wednesday. Not about the upcoming season, but about some controversial outfits the players wore last week.
Former Rochester quarterback visited Louisville over the weekend.
CHAMPAIGN -- Football season's still months away, but the UI already has a new look.
Singh is back in India, preparing for the professional circuit.
Illinois first four games feature three home games, trip to Washington.
Illinois football confirms both players violated team rules.
Danville quarterback Trent Sherfield talks about his Illini offer, and the other schools he is looking at.
CHAMPAIGN -- The UI has chosen its 2013 football "loyal-tee" shirt slogan.
Buchanan, Spence and Hawthorne all drafted.
Illini lineman goes 86th overall to the Colts
Mike Thomas goes one on one with WCIA's Austin Kim
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Research at UI is helping develop flexible sensors for football helmets which could help diagnose concussions more effectively.
Sophomores help power one of Illinois' strongest defensive unit
DOUGLAS COUNTY -- Two schools will soon join forces for sports.
CHAMPAIGN -- The father of an Illinois football player is arrested for a second time.
URBANA -- Students at the Illini Union got a surprise Tuesday; free food from the Illini Head Football Coach.