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Chicago White Sox Host Illini Night on Friday

Posted to Fighting IlliniFriday, July 18th, is Illini Night at US Cellular Field. Unfortunately, if you haven’t bought a the special voucher yet, you won’t be able to get into the stadium for batting practice or receive one of the custom hats. However, if you use the promo code “illini” when ordering tickets, you can still buy discounted tickets, and after the game their...
Via Sports Mockery
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 15 Greatest Wins in Illini Basketball History

Last Week as the Illini knocked off Michigan State it gave the University of Illinois their 900th career Big Ten victory which is good for the most of any Big Ten school. The Fighting Illini are one of the most historic teams in NCAA basketball, we take a look at 15 of the biggest wins in Illini basketball history. 15. 2013-  Earlier this season all the members and coaches of the...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Indiana Hoosiers Game Preview

New Years Eve Special The Indiana Hoosiers (10-3) travel to Champaign to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini (11-2) Tuesday afternoon. Both teams come in looking to climb the ranks in the Big 10. Both Indiana, and Illinois are both on the verge of the Nation’s Top 25. We all know what happened the last time these two teams met in Champaign as Tyler Griffey hit a game winning layup...
Via Sports Mockery
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois heads into Big Ten with Indiana test

When Indiana came to Champaign last season, the Hoosiers were on top of the world, ranked No. 1 in the country. Illinois had lost six of seven and was headed in the opposite direction. Tyler Griffey's game-winning layup at the buzzer ended all that, giving the Illini a season-changing win. They won five straight and eventually made the NCAA tournament. ''It meant a...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Young, thin roster creates questions at Illinois

No one expected what John Groce pulled off in his first season at Illinois. A 23-13 record from a team fresh off a monumental collapse the season before. An appearance in the NCAA tournament. No one, including Groce, knows just what to expect this time around. The team that will open the season Nov. 8 against Alabama State won't look anything like Groce's first Illini...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Illinois adding 2 transfers

Illinois is adding two transfers to a basketball roster left thin by graduation. Illinois State forward Jon Ekey and Seton Hall guard Aaron Crosby have agreed to join Illinois, according to a person familiar with the moves who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss them publicly. Ekey will play immediately as a...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pre-game Q&A: Illinois Players

AUSTIN, Texas - Illinois seniors Brandon Paul, D.J. Richardson, Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin discuss Sunday's NCAA Tournament third round matchup with Miami.
Via illinois.scout.com
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Illinois Players

AUSTIN, Texas - Illinois seniors Brandon Paul, D.J. Richardson, Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin discuss the NCAA Tournament matchup with Colorado.
Via illinois.scout.com
March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois, Paul get shot at strong finish in NCAAs

Illinois ran out of the gate to start this season, a hot-shooting surprise that opened 12-0 just months after imploding in a way that made observers wonder whether the Illini might carry the effects for some time. They were in those opening weeks one of the best shooting teams in the country. Just about everybody, it seemed, could hit a jump shot. Since then, though, Illinois&...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Zeller, Hoosiers Blow Past Illinois In Big Ten Tournament

The last time these two teams met, it took a furious come back and the last second heroics of Tyler Griffey for the Illini to take down the then top ranked Indiana Hoosiers. On day two of the Big Ten Tournament, there would be no such magic for Illinois. Led by their likely All American center Cody Zeller, the Hoosiers piled on the points against the Illini, keeping them at arms...
Via The Sports Bank
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini vs. Hoosiers: let’s get it on!

We know that the Indiana Hoosiers have a rival in Purdue. That’s their main bloodfeud. But the IU series with the Illini has seen a lot of emotional moments as well. You had Eric Gordon going Judas on Bruce Weber at the last possible moment, to defect to Kelvin Sampson and the Hoosiers. Gordon was one-and-done to the NBA anyway, but Illini fans still seethe. And the shooting guard...
Via The Sports Bank
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois-Indiana Preview

Indiana is standing tall again as the top seed in the Big Ten tournament after winning its first outright conference title in two decades. In order to continue their quest of winning the conference tournament for the first time since the Big Ten started holding the event in 1998, the third-ranked Hoosiers must get past a team that handed them one of their four league losses this...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Groce hopes for hot postseason hand at Illinois

John Groce's teams have a way turning it on for the postseason. In Groce's four seasons at Ohio, the Bobcats went to the NCAA tournament twice, racking up wins over Georgetown in 2010 and Michigan in 2012 before losing a close one to North Carolina in the Sweet 16. He's about to find out if his Illinois Illini have that kind of postseason fire in them. Illinois (21...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois basketball: Illini fall flat on road at Iowa

The Illinois Fighting Illini fell on the road to the Iowa Hawkeyes 63-55 on Tuesday night. The Illini had another poor shooting performance. Illinois shot 18-of-63 (28.6 percent) from the field and 9-of-29 (31 percent) from behind the arc.           The Hawkeyes (19-11, 8-9 Big Ten) started the game on a 15-to-4 run and held Illinois (21-10, 8-9 Big Ten) to without a field...
Via STLSportsMinute
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Indiana Still the Favorite, But Achilles Exposed

Indiana Still the Favorite, But Achilles ExposedVegas agrees this morning. Even after Indiana’s 58-67 home loss to 14th ranked Ohio State last night, the Hoosiers are still the odds on favorite to with the National Championship. Indiana is currently holding 9/2 odds that its embarrassing net cutting won’t be their last this season, which is greater than the 6-1 odds given to...
Via BeyondUSports
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini basketball resume looks very NCAA ready with Senior Day victory

Illini basketball (21-9, 8-8) celebrated the 50th anniversary of Assembly Hall (the REAL Assembly Hall, unlike the one where the Hoosiers play) by squeaking by Big Ten doormat Nebraska 72-65 (13-16, 4-12). The senior day victory over the Cornhuskers is exactly 50 years from when the Assembly Hall first opened its doors on March 2, 1963. Scheduling the Huskers for Senior day is like...
Via The Sports Bank
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini hoops home Assembly Hall turns 50; celebration planned on Senior day

The University of Illinois celebrates the 50th anniversary of Assembly Hall (the REAL Assembly Hall, unlike the one where the Hoosiers play, Champaign Assembly Hall came 8 years ahead of Bloomington Assembly Hall; therefore Champaign Assembly Hall is the real Assembly Hall) on March 2. That college basketball Saturday will see the Illini take on Big Ten doormat Nebraska. The senior...
Via The Sports Bank
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Illini basketball players Twitter dark; wisely avoiding haters and trolls

You may have wondered why no Illini basketball players have been tweeting lately. And it wasn’t because they were on a hot streak. Illini basketball won five in a row before blowing a second half lead to the #7 Michigan Wolverines. And none of the players took to Twitter afterward. Illini basketball head coach John Groce decided to keep his players of Twitter on February 6th. I...
Via The Sports Bank
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 27: Illinois at Michigan Preview

Basics Who: Illinois (20-8, 7-7 B1G) at No. 7 Michigan (22-4, 9-4 B1G) Where: Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI) When: 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24th, 2013 TV: ESPN Radio: MGoBlue, 950 AM, 102.9 FM, Sirius/XM 91 More: Notebook, Pick to Click Michigan gets back to the court on Sunday to face Illinois after a much needed week off. Despite playing 13 of 18 games, a Michigan...
Via UM Hoops
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Griffey Gets it Going

Tyler Griffey's reemergence coincided with Illinois' reemergence, a fact that's most likely not coincidence.
Via illinois.scout.com
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Ten Roundup: February 11th, 2013

Rather than the standard efficiency margin table, we went visual this week with a scatter plot. The best offensive teams lie to the right and the best defensive teams fall in the upper half. The ideal quadrant for the best teams is the upper-right. Michigan and Indiana continue to score the ball better than anyone in the league and it’s not close. But Michigan State has carved...
Via UM Hoops
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

College basketball gets crazier by the week

(AP) -- There were eight losses for six top-10 teams. No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 all went down. A total of 14 schools in the Top 25 had at least one loss. All in one wild week for college basketball. "It's a crazy season, man," Illinois forward Tyler Griffey said. "It is a crazy, crazy season." No kidding. Six Top 25 teams lost on Saturday alone, including...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Hoosier Best Big Ten Team? IU Confirms It’s Not Ohio State

It started with a Tyler Griffey slip and open layup in Champaign. With that bucket, capping off a late Illini surge, the Hoosiers dropped their second conference game and continued the streak of #1 being knocked off for several weeks straight. That loss, paired with Ohio State’s loss in Ann Arbor on Tuesday night, made both teams incredibly hungry and desperate to keep pace heading...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois knocks off No. 18 Minnesota

Tyler Griffey capped a terrific week for Illinois with 16 points, and the Fighting Illini went 11 for 23 from 3-point range in a 57-53 win over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday night. Three days after Griffey's buzzer-beating layup gave Illinois (17-8, 4-7) a 74-72 victory over No. 1 Indiana, Tracy Abrams swished a step-back 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to stretch the lead over...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois 57, No. 18 Minnesota 53

Tyler Griffey capped a terrific week for Illinois with 16 points, and the Fighting Illini went 11 for 23 from 3-point range in a 57-53 win over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday night. Three days after Griffey's buzzer-beating layup gave Illinois (17-8, 4-7) a 74-72 victory over No. 1 Indiana, Tracy Abrams swished a step-back 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to stretch the lead over...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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