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Illinois News: Josh Ferguson eclipses 2,000 career rushing yards

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Senior running back Josh Ferguson breaks 2,000 career rushing yards

- Illinois Athletics

At least there was one positive that came out of Illinois' 48-14 loss to North Carolina this weekend. Early in the game, Josh Ferguson became the 17th player in Fighting Illini history to rush for over 2,000 career yards. He also becomes one of only two active players in the nation to have over 2,000 rushing yards and 1,000 career receiving yards. The other is Arizona State's D.J. Foster. As if that wasn't enough, he also is now forth on the all-time list for all-purpose yards at U of I with 3,807.

Congratulations, Josh!

State Farm Center Renovation Update

- Illinois Athletics

The big time renovations at SFC are progressing each and every day. Recently, Illinois Athletics shared some pictures of the most recent additions. The center will officially reopen on December 2nd when the Fighting Illini men's basketball team takes on Notre Dame in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Can't wait to see it packed and bumpin' for this coming basketball season!

Illini women's soccer falls to Purdue

- Illinois Athletics

Despite the first collegiate goal from Katie Murray, the women's soccer team fell to Purdue on Sunday, 3-1. Illinois falls to 6-2-1 on the year and 0-1-1 in the Big Ten. They return next weekend to face the undefeated Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a BTN televised matchup.

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