Illinois Basketball: Illini players finishing season with heart

Just four days ago I was thrilled that the Illinois basketball team not only beat the Iowa Hawkeyes but they swept them this season. For this Illini program right now, a sweep is something to cherish. I didn’t think another sweep would happen so quickly, but last night the Illini pulled off another surprise by […] Illinois Basketball: Illini players finishing season with heart...
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Illinois Football: Successful weekend of visits + Donnie Abraham = good times for Illini fans

Illinois football had a great month of February. Signing day, visits, and hires have really got this fan base fired up. Lovie Smith and his staff wasted no time whatsoever on working towards a great 2018 class of recruits. There were many notable visitors this past weekend. Verdis Brown, Houston Griffith, and Blaine Scott are […] Illinois Football: Successful weekend of visits...
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2 hours ago

WATCH: Illinois Basketball Highlights vs Northwestern | 2/21/17

Top Illini plays from Illinois' 66-50 win at Northwestern with radio calls from the Fighting Illini Radio Network – Feb. 21, 2017.

Illinois Basketball: Fans only expecting 2 wins to finish season

A lot of fans are down on the Illinois basketball team right now and rightfully so. This program has disappointed this season. With four games remaining they still have an outside, and I mean far outside, shot at making the NCAA Tournament and shocking the world. This would be like Rocky v. Apollo Creed in […] Illinois Basketball: Fans only expecting 2 wins to finish season - Writing...
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23 hours ago

Illinois Sports: Six More Illini Basketball Head Coaching Candidates

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team managed to win over the weekend but there will need to be a lot more wins and a NCAA Tournament appearance to possibly save John Groce’s job. People continue to come out with lists of the top […] Illinois Sports: Six More Illini Basketball Head Coaching Candidates -...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Illinois Basketball Practice Interviews | 2/2017's Jori Parys talks to Malcolm Hill and Te'Jon Lucas ahead of the Illini's game vs. Northwestern at State Farm Center on Feb. 11, 2017.

Illinois Basketball: Possibilities if Illini win final four games

The Illinois basketball team had a solid win over the weekend against the Iowa Hawkeyes. This win will help their Big Ten Tournament seeding. If the season ended today, I believe, the Illini would be a No. 12 seed losing the head-to-head tiebreaker with Indiana who is currently tied with Illinois record wise. Illinois was […] Illinois Basketball: Possibilities if Illini win final...
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2 days ago

Hill's 21, Lucas block help Illini hold off Iowa 70-66

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Malcom Hill scored 21 points and hauled down eight rebounds and Illinois held on for a 70-66 win over Iowa on Saturday. Michael Finke, Jalen Coleman-Lands and Te'Jon Lucas each scored 12 points for the Illini (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten). Lucas blocked Jordan Bohannon's go-ahead layup attempt in the final two minutes and then Coleman-Lands hit a corner 3-pointer...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Illini G Jalen Coleman-Lands Practice Interview | 2/17/17's Jori Parys talks to Jalen Coleman-Lands ahead of the Fighting Illini basketball game at Iowa on Feb. 18, 2017.

WATCH: Donnie Abraham Post-Practice Interview 2/15/17

New Illinois football safeties coach Donnie Abraham talks about joining Lovie Smith's staff, working with safeties and what he can bring to the Fighting Illini coming from Florida – Feb. 15, 2017.

WATCH: Illinois Volleyball Chris Tamas Introductory Press Conference 2/10/17

Chris Tamas is formally introduced as Fighting Illini volleyball head coach by Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman – February 10, 2017. Story »

Change continues for Smith's Illini in the spring

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Lovie Smith and his staff didn't have the easiest start at Illinois last March. There were many disadvantages for the first-year college coach, including a late spring football season. But things have changed heading into the staff's second spring on campus. For starters, Smith actually knows his players' names. ''We know each other a lot better now, and...
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Cleveland State hires new athletic director Michael Thomas

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland State has hired Michael Thomas as its new athletic director. Thomas was the AD at Illinois from 2011-2015. While he was at the school, the Fighting Illini won a national championship and claimed four Big Ten titles in one year. He also helped raise $165 million in donations over four years and launched an arena renovation. At Cleveland State, Thomas,...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois pulls away late to upset rival Northwestern 68-61

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Malcolm Hill scored 14 points and Illinois beat Northwestern 68-61 on Tuesday night. Te'Jon Lucas, Maverick Morgan and Michael Finke each had 11 points, while Hill added nine rebounds for Illinois (14-11, 4-8 Big Ten). Bryant McIntosh led Northwestern (18-6, 7-4) with 21 points, but he committed an uncharacteristic six turnovers compared and made four assists...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Cal negotiating with Justin Wilcox to be head coach

Cal may have a replacement for Sonny Dykes in the works. According to a few reports, the Golden Bears are in contract talks with Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox for the job. FOX’s Bruce Feldman first reported the news, while Scout’s Ryan Gorcey reported the same. SOURCE: #Cal in contract negotiations with #Wisconsin DC Justin Wilcox to make him Bears new head...
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January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

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