ILLINOIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Sports: Illini, Hawkeyes hope work during bye week helps

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team is set to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes today on the road. They beat this team for one of their three conference wins earlier this year. If Illinois can win this it would show that this team […] Illinois Sports: Illini, Hawkeyes hope work during bye week helps - Writing Illini...
Via Writing Illini
1 day ago

Illinois Football: Aaron Antoniou’s goals for his Illini visit

There are quite a few recruits visiting the Illinois football team this weekend. This is huge for the Illini so they can potentially land a big-time class for 2018 and beyond. Developing a great relationship with these recruits is huge as well. They are coming up to get another look at the campus and to […] Illinois Football: Aaron Antoniou’s goals for his Illini visit - Writing...
Via Writing Illini
1 day ago

WATCH: Illini G Jalen Coleman-Lands Practice Interview | 2/17/17

FightingIllini.com's Jori Parys talks to Jalen Coleman-Lands ahead of the Fighting Illini basketball game at Iowa on Feb. 18, 2017.

Illinois Basketball: Top Illini Head Coach Replacements – Mid-Major Edition

The Illinois basketball coaching situation is still up in the air right now as many fans, including myself, think John Groce is a lame duck leader. Groce is a great guy and good for the community, but he just isn’t cut out for the job at Illinois. It is sad that things are coming to […] Illinois Basketball: Top Illini Head Coach Replacements – Mid-Major Edition - Writing Illini...
Via Writing Illini
1 day ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini Missed Opportunity of a Down Big Ten

The Illinois basketball team has been undoubtedly disappointing this season with a 14-12 record overall and 4-9 in the Big Ten. This is one of the worst Illinois teams I have ever seen in my lifetime. That is a sad state of affairs considering the experience that was returning and the level of play in […] Illinois Basketball: Illini Missed Opportunity of a Down Big Ten - Writing...
Via Writing Illini
2 days ago

Illinois Baseball: Preview and Breakdown of the 2017 Season

Ladies and gentlemen, it might still be cold and gray outside, but pitchers and catchers reported this week in MLB — so it’s time to start thinking about baseball. While college baseball doesn’t always move the needle in Big Ten country, especially this early in the year, it’s always fun to think about where your team […] Illinois Baseball: Preview and Breakdown of the...
Via Writing Illini
2 days ago

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 - Head Coach Chris Tamas Career Highlights

Chris Tamas' career highlights prior to being names Fighting Illini volleyball coach.

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 » http://bit.ly/TamasHired

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...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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,...
Via Associated Press
10 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...
Via Associated Press
11 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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