Illinois poaches director of football operations Mark Taurisani from Michigan

Another member of Jim Harbaugh‘s staff is departing the University of Michigan. Illinois head coach Bret Bielema announced that Mark Taurisani haas been hired as chief of staff and assistant athletics director. He’d spent the last three seasons serving as Director of Operations for Michigan Football under Harbaugh, who is still surrounded in rumors regarding … Read more

Report: Ohio State vs. Illinois canceled due to COVID-19

After previous reports that Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19, there are now reports that Saturday’s game between the Buckeyes and Illinois has been canceled. Stewart Mandel notes that this could be a big problem for the Buckeyes because if they cannot play next week against Michigan State, they will … Read more

Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn accidentally cold-cocks referee

That had to hurt. During last night’s Michigan/Illinois basketball game, Jamaican freshman Kofi Cockburn accidentally punched referee Lewis Garrison while celebrating. It was clearly an accident, but Garrison had to leave the game. Garrison remained on the floor on his hands and knees with his head down, holding his head. Cockburn immediately tried to see … Read more

Former Wolverine Brandon Peters: Spartans “got what they deserved” with loss

Brandon Peters knows all about how Michigan State Spartans fans feel about Michigan Wolverines and their players, and he wasn’t spared their wrath despite no longer wearing the maize and blue. Embed from Getty Images The fourth-year former Michigan quarterback joined Illinois as a graduate transfer this spring, and he was hearing it from the … Read more

Michigan vs. Illinois opening point spread released

It was far from pretty but Michigan managed to take care of business on the defensive side of the ball as they defeated Iowa 10-7 at the Big House. Embed from Getty Images Up next for the Wolverines is a road game against Illinois. According to Circa Sports, Michigan has opened as a 19-point favorite. … Read more