Football Season Preview: The Running Backs

The Fighting Illini football team is blessed with some excellent running backs this year, and Coach Zook has expressed a desire to involve them more in the offense. Illinisports discusses the running back and fullback positions in this third in a series on Illini football.
August 22, 2006

Position Review: The Running Backs

Leading up to the 2005 Illini football season,'s Jeff Murdock decided it would be a good idea to breakdown the Fighting Illini football team position by position. In today's installment, Jeff looks at the running back position, arguably the best position on the field for the Fighting Illini thanks to the combination of EB Halsey and Pierre Thomas at tailback and Jason Davis at fullback, and incoming five-star recruit Rashard Mendenhall.
August 23, 2005

View from the West Balcony

The Fighting Illini are lucky to have two running backs the caliber of sophomores EB Halsey and Pierre Thomas. Having two backs with different styles like Thomas and Halsey has lead many Illini fans to discuss on the Football Fan Forum which back is the better player and should be getting the majority of the carries for Illinois. In his latest <i>View from the West Balcony</i>, Brumby looks at the play by play data and creates a modified DVOA statistic to compare EB Halsey and Pierre Thomas.
November 7, 2004

Spring Game Wrapups - Week 2

We had games from 4 teams last weekend...<br><br> Here is our Purple Reign wrapup of the next to the last week of Spring Football for 2003...
April 21, 2003