Last weekend, former Illini running back Rashard Mendenhall (#5) and the Pittsburgh Steelers outlasted former NIU back Michael Turner (#32) and the Atlanta Falcons in overtime. We'll see what happens this Saturday when the current Illini (1-1) and Huskies (1-1) face off.

Thursday Cram Session: Getting Prepped for Northern Illinois vs. Illinois

Northern Illinois (1-1) and Illinois (1-1) will face each other for the first time in nine years on Saturday, with today’s weekly crib notes revisiting that previous matchup and preparing you for this week’s game between the Huskies and Fighting Illini.

Essential NIU-UI Game News

GAME 3: ILLINOIS-NORTHERN ILLINOIS GAME NOTES

THE LAST TIME THE HUSKIES PLAYED THE ILLINI…

RAPID RECAPS: ILLINOIS VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS

Northern Illinois News

Get to know the Northern Illinois Huskies in more detail, including whether NIU head coach Jerry Kill will be at Memorial Stadium after dealing with some health issues.

NIU COACH BACK FOR ILLINOIS GAME

NIU FOOTBALL COACH KILL HOPES TO WORK SATURDAY

NIU COACH STILL IN HOSPITAL AS GAME VS. ILLINI NEARS

NIU HAS CHANCE TO ADD TO THIS YEAR’S UPSET STRING

KILL UPGRADED TO GOOD CONDITION, GAME PLANNING FOR ILLINI

QB HARNISH HAS HUSKIES ON RUN AGAIN

KILL’S HEALTH PUTS THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE

FORMER ILLINI KICKER ENJOYS SECOND CHANCE WITH NIU

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE NEWS AND NOTES

HUSKIES OPTIMISTIC KILL WILL RETURN SATURDAY

HARNISH PROVES A POINT: NIU MAKES HIM STARTING QB OVER GRADY

HUSKIES START ROAD SWING AT ILLINOIS

NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND CHANDLER HARNISH LOOK TO RUN OVER ILLINOIS

NORTHERN ILLINOIS WEEKLY FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

NIU FOOTBALL COACH KILL HOPES TO WORK SATURDAY

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR MAY FILL IN FOR NIU FOOTBALL COACH

ILLINOIS WEEK IS HERE FOR HUSKIES

LAWYER HAS NO OBJECTIONS WITH ILLINOIS

NORTHERN ILLINOIS COACH JERRY KILL HOSPITALIZED FOR DEHYDRATION

FIRST QUESTION FOR ILLINOIS IS WHO WILL COACH NIU?

NIU FOOTBALL COACH TRANSFERRED TO CHICAGO HOSPITAL

COACH AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS IS HOSPITALIZED

FIRST LOOK: NORTHERN ILLINOIS

NORTHERN ILLINOIS A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR ILLINI (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

Illini Football Team News

Catch up on the latest Fighting Illini team news since last weekend’s 35-3 victory against Southern Illinois.

ILLINOIS BRACES FOR BIG, PHYSICAL NIU

ILLINOIS DEFENSE SHOWING EARLY PROMISE

ILLINI GET BACK TO WORK

1-1 ILLINI LOOK TO CONTINUE SHOWING IMPROVEMENT

ILLINI HOPE TO CONTINUE PROGRESS IN WEEK 3

ILLINOIS 2-MINUTE DRILL

Illinois Player News

#2 Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase

ILLINI’S SCHEELHAASE NAMED BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF WEEK

#8 Wide Receiver A.J. Jenkins

A.J. JENKINS Q&A

#10 Wide Receiver Eddie McGee

MCGEE’S ANKLE INJURY NOT AS SEVERE AS FEARED

THERE’S CHANCE MCGEE COULD PLAY AGAINST NIU

#16 Quarterback Miles Osei

OSEI, RECEIVERS STEP UP TO REPLACE INJURED MCGEE

#19 Wide Receiver Jack Ramsey

ILLINI CORNER TURNING BACK TO RECEIVER

RAMSEY RETURNS TO OFFENSE

ILLINOIS’ RAMSEY SWITCHES BACK TO OFFENSE

ILLINI’S RAMSEY PUTS TEAM FIRST

#26 Cornerback Justin Green

GREEN LENDS HELPING HAND TO WEAKENED ILLINI DEFENSE

#66 Offensive Lineman Randall Hunt

RANDALL HUNT ON LAST LEG OF LONG JOURNEY

#85 Defensive End Whitney Mercilus

WHITNEY MERCILUS SHINES IN FIRST START (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

#88 and #89 Tight Ends Justin Lattimore and Evan Wilson

ILLINOIS TIGHT ENDS HAPPY TO SEE DEEP PASSES THROWN THEIR WAY

Illinois Football Coaching News

Head coach Ron Zook’s additions of new offensive coordinator Paul Petrino and defensive coordinator Vic Koenning are garnishing praise two weeks into the 2010 season.

Illini Head Coach Ron Zook

RON ZOOK WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT

ZOOK, ILLINI READY FOR NIU’S ‘BIG BOY’ FOOTBALL

ILLINI COACH HAS HIGH PRAISE FOR NIU’S ‘BIG TEN TEAM’ DEFENSE

ZOOK CALLS NIU A BIG TEN-TYPE TEAM

Illini Offensive Coordinator Paul Petrino

PETRINO FEELS GOOD ABOUT IMPROVING OFFENSE, AND ILLINI FEEL GOOD ABOUT PETRINO

Illini Defensive Coordinator Vic Koenning

KOENNING FEELING LIKE THE RIGHT GUY FOR ILLINI

VIC KOENNING BRINGING INTENSITY TO ILLINI DEFENSE

TATE: KOENNING IN CONTROL

FIGHTING ILLINI DEFENSE EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

Illinois Football Recruiting News

HENRY DICKINSON TALKS ILLINI COMMITMENT (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

LINEBACKER HENRY DICKINSON MAKES HIS DECISION

CENTRAL’S MCDOWELL COMMITS TO ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS RECRUIT O’TOOLE IS WW SOUTH’S REAL DEAL

Big Ten/College Football News

BIG TEN CONFERENCE NEWS AND NOTES

LEAGUE QUARTERBACKS PILING UP STATS WHILE MASTERING SPREAD OFFENSE

PICKIN’ ON THE BIG TEN, WEEK 3

BIG TEN STOCK REPORT: WEEK 3

BIG TEN IS STANDING TALL

BIG TEN WEEK 2 REWIND/WEEK 3 REVIEW

BIG TEN POWER RANKINGS: WEEK 3

BIG TEN HELMET STICKERS WEEK 2

THE CROWD: THIS ONE SHOULD HURT

LET THE BAND PLAY ON!

Alright.

Coming tomorrow, Writing Illini will predict Saturday’s outcome.

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