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Garoppolo First NFL Start

Final cuts are just around the corner in the NFL but a certain EIU alum isn't phased.

Jimmy Garoppolo, a second-round draft pick for the New England Patriots is getting his first NFL start tonight.

Garoppolo looks like the clear Patriots back-up, outplaying Ryan Mallet all pre-season.

Jimmy has gone 24-for-37 for 334 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions ... READ MORE >>

Eric Lora is no longer on Vikings

Former Eastern Illinois Wide receiver Erik Lora was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings, but earlier today it was announced he was released from the team.

League rules required all teams to be down to 75 players by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Lora was a two time first team all-american and the 2012 OVC offensive player of the year while at EIU.

No word yet on what Lora pl ... READ MORE >>

Jim Irsay Trial is Postponed

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's trial on two misdemeanor charges stemming from a March traffic stop has been postponed for two months.

Irsay's trial had been scheduled for next week, but Hamilton County court records show it's been rescheduled for October 30th.

Irsay was arrested March 16th near his home in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel after he was spotted drivin ... READ MORE >>

U of I Names Starting QB

Illinois coach Tim Beckman has named Wes Lunt as starting quarterback, making official what Illini fans have long expected.

Beckman says offensive coordinator Bill Cubit gave Lunt the news Wednesday before practice.

Beckman has insisted Lunt was competing with Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey for the starting spot, but few doubted the strong-armed Lunt would be the starter. ... READ MORE >>