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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.

Eckstein to Headline Hot Stove Banquet

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.

Teko Powell Shares Why He Selected Illini

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.

Hawkeyes Return Home to Face Illinois

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.

Illini Try To Muster Road Energy Vs. Wildcats

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.

#7 Illini Takes Down Purdue, 24-9

No. 7 Illinois won seven of 10 bouts and Mario Gonzalez added a big win with a pin in 1:55 in the Fighting Illini's first of three bouts this weekend as the Orange and Blue moved past Purdue, 24-9, at Holloway Gym.

Illini Defense Faces Uncertainties In 2012

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?

Fighting Illini vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview

Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena Illinois Fighting Illini vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds 12-3TEAM RECORD11-3 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...

Illini Welcome Husker Basketball To Big 10

The Fighting Illini basketball team sees fresh faces Saturday as Nebraska visits the Assembly Hall for the first time as a Big 10 conference member. The Cornhuskers have yet to win a league game in three tries, but they have the advantage of being relatively unknown to the Illini. A big, supportive crowd can help the Illini gain their third win of the young season.

M. Tennis. Illini Ranked 17th to Start Season

The Fighting Illini men's tennis team checked in at No. 17 in the first Campbell/ITA rankings of the season, while senior Dennis Nevolo earned a career-high No. 2 ranking in singles.

M. Basketball. Illinois Passes up Northwestern, 57-56

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.

Illinois beats Northwestern 57-56

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.

W. Swimming. Illini Face Xavier on Winter Trip

The Fighting Illini swimming and diving team returned to action Wednesday after a 45-day break to face Xavier during the team's annual winter training trip. The meet was an unofficial, non-scored competition held at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. The Orange and Blue were victorious in all seven events and finished second in six out of seven races.

Illini guard Richardson battling wrist injury

CHAMPAIGN -- Hoping to grasp some momentum early in Big Ten play, Illinois doesn’t want to chance Saturday’s home game against Nebraska without leading scorer D.J. Richardson.
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