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Illinois sophomore guard Crandall Head has been suspended for four games after violating a team rule, an Illinois spokesperson said on Tuesday.
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Illinois has suspended sophomore guard Crandall Head for violating an unspecified team rule in the offseason, according to a release Tuesday night by the team's sports information department.
Last night’s 79-51 exhibition rout of Wayne State was expected for most Illini basketball fans. The most important number of the box score is found in the game’s leading scorer, Meyers Leonard. He had 18 points, in just 16 minutes, that’s a great sign for your Illinois Fighting Illini, because they’ll really need Leonard to be good, if they’re going to be good.Leonard...
Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. In today’s case, it’s a sampling of what’s going on around the Big Ten. So go ahead, get your read on.
+ In Champaign, a Meyers Leonard-led Illinois overcame a slow start to beat Wayne State in an exhibition. In West Lafayette, Robbie Hummel scored 18 points in 15 minutes to lead Purdue in an exhibition...
The young Fighting Illini basketball team got a big boost when senior point guard Sam Maniscalco transferred in for a graduate program. However, it is taking more time than hoped for him to return to complete health after two ankle surgeries. He will provide help with leadership and on-court skills if he can stay healthy all season.
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The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today that pitcher Kevin Johnson (pictured top) and infielder/pitcher Reid Roper (bottom) will return to the Rochester Honkers next summer. Both are from the University of Illinois Fighting Illini and are the first two signed for the 2012 season.
Johnson is a 6’3”, 210-pound right-handed junior from Midlothian...
The Fighting Illini basketball team may have lucked into an athlete who can help it down the road. Prospect senior Mike LaTulip has talents the Illini team needs, and he is willing to walk on to prove himself. He could have accepted scholarships from several other schools, but Illinois best meets his needs.
Sophomore Meyers Leonard scored a team-high 18 points to lead Illinois to a 79-51 rout of Wayne State in an exhibition contest on Tuesday night at the Assembly Hall. Box Score |
The Fighting Illini football team hasn't needed a lot of depth at guard this fall, until now. With starter Hugh Thornton uncertain with a knee issue, Tyler Sands is ready to step in. The Pennsylvania junior has toiled in obscurity during his career, but he has been groomed as the first sub off the bench. He is ready for the challenge.
The Fighting Illini basketball team overcame early nerves to take down Wayne State of Nebraska 79-51 Tuesday night in the Assembly Hall. It was an exhibition game, but the Wildcats gave the Illini a good battle for a half. Playing without four scholarship players, the Illini finally found the right combinations for an easy triumph.
Following an eight-game winning streak and a second place finish in the Big Ten, the University of Illinois soccer team and head coach Janet Rayfield were recognized for their season-long success with a multitude of All-Big Ten and Player of the Year awards. Six Illinois student-athletes combined to earn eight accolades, while Rayfield received the Big Ten Coach of the Year, as announced...
The Fighting Illini football team continues to recruit in distant locales. Linebacker Harding Harper is one of several Alabama products on the Illini recruiting list. While he may be favoring a couple other schools at the moment, he says Illinois is still under consideration.
The Fighting Illini basketball team begins the exhibition portion of its schedule Tuesday night at the Assembly Hall against Wayne State of Nebraska. With the regular season beginning 11 days later, the Illini need to answer a number of questions. And they are tired of beating up on each other. For many Illini fans, it will be their first chance to see the newcomers in action.
The Fighting Illini look toward the 2011-12 campaign with renewed optimism in the third year under head coach Jim Heffernan.