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The Fighting Illini basketball team, smarting from an embarrassing loss at Purdue last Saturday, travels to Northwestern for a Wednesday evening matchup. No Big 10 road game is easy; no current Illini player has won in Evanston. The Illini need to regain their confidence and improve their game fast to right the ship before one loss becomes two.
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The University of Illinois baseball team and the Fighting Illini Dugout Club will host the 2012 Hot Stove Banquet, featuring former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein, on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Illinois junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus announced Tuesday that he will forgo his senior season at Illinois to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
The Fighting Illini football team, fresh off its triumph in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, faces a new beginning when second semester classes start. New coach Tim Beckman brings his spread offense to the team, and a number of adaptations will be required to transform returnees into his system. While much is still unknown, we will take a preliminary look at the 2012 offense.
New Fighting Illini football coach Tim Beckman received good news today when Miami defensive tackle Teko Powell committed to the program. The Illini are in need of depth along the defensive line, and Powell has the skills to help early in his career. He is excited to be joining the program.
Illinois junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, the school announced on Tuesday.
Quotes from Illinois junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus' teleconference on Tuesday regarding his decision to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.
Record-setting defensive end to skip senior season, enter NFL draftWhitney Mercilus was an unassuming player entering the 2011 season, hoping only to play well enough to maintain his starting role at defensive end for Illinois.
The Fighting Illini football team is looking to add depth to the defensive line. Today they received the commitment from Miami Norland defensive tackle Teko Powell.
The Fighting Illini defense was highly ranked nationally this year, its best showing since the early 1990's. Expectations are high for another strong defense in 2012, but new coach Tim Beckman will need to shore up some missing pieces, improve depth and integrate new schemes into the overall game plan. There is good talent returning, but is there enough to duplicate 2011?
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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Northwestern and Illinois on Wednesday, with the host Wildcats trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.
Northwestern will face the 12-3 Fighting Illini, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals...
The University of Iowa women's basketball team returns to Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday to face the Illinois Fighting Illini. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus has decided he will leave the Illini a season early and try his hand at the NFL. The consensus first team All-American announced the decision in a school release, which you can read below. “First, I want to congratulate my teammates and coaches for a great win against UCLA in the…
Illinois' stellar defensive end Whitney Mercilus will enter the NFL draft, he announced Tuesday.
Myke Henry made one of two free throws with 6 seconds left and Meyers Leonard blocked a shot just before the buzzer as Illinois pulled out a 57-56 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.
A coach describing a player's performance as "putzing around" is never a compliment. But center Meyers Leonard at least found himself in the right position Wednesday night to make a potential game-saving play for Illinois.