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MnB staff roundtable: Why Michigan can still get the offense on track against Illinois

Michigan has got to stick with this offense

Halftime: Michigan Leads, 31-0, Over Illinois

This game has been a blow-out like we all expected.

Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with The Champaign Room

In our Q&A, The Champaign Room writer Trevor Vallese discusses the current Illinois team in detail, breaks down the Illini’s matchup with Michigan on Saturday, and offers a score prediction that Wolverine fans certainly will enjoy.

Michigan Opens as Four-Touchdown Favorite vs. Illinois

With the line shifting in Michigan’s direction, this will be the largest Illinois has been an underdog since 2005.

Thursday Morning Brews: A Wild Week 1

The last word on the week that was: in-depth analysis around the league, and where the West stands after Wisconsin’s surprise win.

Lovie Smith Is Illinois' New Head Football Coach

What a turnaround for one of the Big Ten's struggling programs.

Five Takeaways: Michigan at Illinois

We can't overreact to Mark Donnal's career game (26 pts, 9 rbs) and four other takeaways from Michigan's 78-68 road win over the Fighting Illini.

Michigan 78, Illinois 68: DONNAL TIME

Mark Donnal's career day means Michigan starts conference play 1-0.

Game Thread: Michigan at Illinois

Chat with us as Michigan faces Illinois in its Big Ten opener!

Preview: Michigan at Illinois

Michigan has a favorable matchup on the road as the Wolverines open their Big Ten season against Illinois in Champaign this afternoon.

Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with The Champaign Room

Jim Vainisi of The Champaign Room answered our questions in anticipation of tomorrow's B1G opener between Michigan and Illinois.

Tuesday Morning Brews (11/10/15)

If Michigan does get to the Big Ten Championship, Iowa will be tougher than they look.

Thursday Morning Brews (9/10/15)

After one week, the Big Ten West is harder to predict than ever. So we dug into some film.

What Are The Illini?

What can Wes Lunt, Mikey Dudek and Bill Cubit do? Can the defense take a step forward? And will it be enough to show progress?

MnB Opponent Q's: Illini Edition

Our friend Jim Vainisi drops in to tell us what to expect for the 2015 football season and whether Beckman is on the hot seat.

Michigan 73, Illinois 55: Owning the Opener Again

Michigan used first-half spurts of 12-0 and 21-2 to run Illinois out of the United Center and win its opening game of the Big Ten Tournament for the ninth straight season.

B1G Tourney Thread: Michigan vs. Illinois

It's so early!

B1G Tournament Preview: #9 Michigan vs #8 Illinois

Tomorrow, Michigan faces Illinois in the No. 8/No. 9 matchup of the Big Ten Tournament. Win and keep its postseason hopes alive. Lose and the season ends. Here's our preview.

Moral Victories Are Over.

Thoughts from Michigan's crushing 64-52 overtime loss at Illinois, including how, regardless of Michigan's injury situation, there are no more moral victories for this team and how John Beilein's late-game strategy may have cost Michigan a win.

Michigan 52, Illinois 64: Running on Empty

Despite leading for most of the game, including by seven with three minutes to play, the Michigan Wolverines fell to 13-12 (6-7) at Illinois, who scored 21 unanswered points at the end of regulation and into overtime of their 64-52 win.

Hoops Thread: Michigan at Illinois

I really dig John Groce's orange jackets.

Preview: Michigan at Illinois

The Michigan Wolverines head to Illinois with a three-game losing streak, while the Fighting Illini are riding high off of a big road victory at Michigan State. John Beilein and Co. hope that, this time, their tenacity translates to a victory.

Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT): Five Takeaways

Our five key takeaways from Michigan's thrilling 73-65 overtime victory against Illinois in their Big Ten opener.

UM 73 - Illinois 65 OT: The Aubrey Dawkins Show

Today was one special day in Ann Arbor.

Preview: 7-5 Michigan vs. 10-3 Illinois

After a disappointing nonconference campaign, the 7-5 Michigan look to send 2014 out on a good note when the 10-3 Illinois Fighting Illini come to Ann Arbor. With a tourney bid already looking like a shaky proposition, U-M must defend its home court.

On the Hardwood: Illinois Fighting Illini

In 2013-14, John Groce's Illinois squad collapsed in January and February after a solid non-conference run. In 2014-15, Rayvonte Rice, Tracy Abrams and Kendrick Nunn hope to lead to the Illini back to the Big Dance.

YFD is the Champagne of The Big Ten

It's Illini Week!

MnB B1G Preview: A few things about Illinois

Learn some more about the Illinois Fighting Illini football program.

MnB B1G Preview: Q&A with IlliniBoard

We caught up with Robert Rosenthal, writer for IlliniBoard (formerly A-Lion-Eye), to get his thoughts on Illinois, Tim Beckman, and what's up with the football program.

B1G Preview: Know Your Foe - Illinois

The MnB B1G Preview shifts to Urbana-Champaign, where we've uncovered some of the lesser-known cultural gems in the school's history.

MnB B1G Preview: The Tough Road for Illinois

It's that time of year again; time for Maize n Brew's Big Ten football preview! I'll be taking a look at everyone's schedule during this series. This week: Illinois.

MnB B1G Preview: Three key players for Illinois

In continuance of our Big Ten preview, we take a look into the three key players for Illinois football this upcoming season