Illinois Basketball: History of Illini upsets in the NCAA tournament

The Illinois basketball team has a long history of making the NCAA tournament. While the Illini haven’t been dancing the past five seasons, they are still one of the most historic basketball programs in the game. They have had stretches...
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16 hours ago

Deandre Ayton, Allonzo Trier leaving Arizona for NBA

A bracket-busting upset on the first evening of March Madness saw Arizona ousted from this year’s NCAA Tournament, as the fourth-seeded Wildcats fell to No. 13 Buffalo. Arizona’s loss accelerated the timeline for top prospect Deandre Ayton to make the leap to the NBA, as he confirmed after the game that — as expected — he’ll enter this year’s draft.Ayton has a reasonable chance to...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Football: Illini make Shammond Cooper’s top 10 list

The Illinois football recruiting momentum continued on Thursday as the Illini made another top list. Shammond Cooper announced via Twitter that he has officially cut his list down to 10 teams and included Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia...
Via Writing Illini
1 day ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini lose Leron Black to the NBA Draft

The Illinois basketball team took a big blow today with the departure of their best player. I really wish I didn’t have to type this, but Leron Black has declared for the NBA Draft and will sign an agent. As an Illinois fan and someone...
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1 day ago

Illinois Football: Bryce Childress eyes Illini official visit

The Illinois football team is starting to build a great connection with many high school football programs in the nation. Illinois continues to mine for players in the states of Florida, Texas and California, among others. They have...
Via Writing Illini
1 day ago

WATCH: Illini Soccer Signed | Meredith Jo Johnson-Monfort

Illinois will add 11 new members to its family with the 2018 Fighting Illini Soccer Signing Class. In the Signed series we learn a little more about each newcomer. This edition features Meredith Jo Johnson-Monfort.

WATCH: Joe Sapora | 2018 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

Profile on former Fighting Illini wrestler, Joe Sapora. Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame:

Illinois Football: Making Jahleel Billingsley’s top 7 is huge for Illini

The Illinois football team is doing some special things in the recruiting game right now. There has been so much attention paid to the Illini and who they are offering that the momentum has me thinking the class of 2019 could be one...
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2 days ago

WATCH: Darrin Fletcher | 2018 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

Profile on former Fighting Illini baseball player, Darrin Fletcher. Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame:

WATCH: Illinois Football Pro Day 2018

Fighting Illini seniors showcased their talents for NFL scouts at Illinois Pro Day on March 12, 2018.

B1G School Receives Prediction For Five-Star ATH Isaiah Williams

Many believe that Isaiah Williams is the top athlete in the 2019 class. Williams, who stars at QB for Trinity HS in Kansas City, has seen several crystal balls go in favor of Illinois recently: Lovie Smith and Illinois hired Cory Patterson, who was the head coach at Trinity, to be its TE coach, this past offseason.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lou Henson | 2018 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

Profile on former Fighting Illini men's basketball coach Lou Henson.. Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame:

Illinois basketball vs. Iowa: Preview and prediction

The Big Ten Conference tournament is upon us. Albeit one week early this season, but is sure to have some great matchups. For the Illinois basketball team, the plan is to win or go home. This season has been one to forget for the Fighting Illini, as they enter the tournament as the 13-seed with a record of 14-17 and 4-14 in the Big Ten. Illinois is set to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview and Prediction: Nebraska Basketball at Illinois

In game number 29 for Nebraska basketball, the Huskers go on the road for a Sunday matinee against the Illinois Fighting Illini. This will be the second time these teams meet up this season. Last time these teams met in January, Nebraska’s James Palmer Jr. hit a game-winning three with less than a second left to beat Illinois 64-63 in Lincoln. Now, the Huskers are playing their best...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from Illinois basketball’s win over Rutgers

With former Illini great Deron Williams courtside, the Fighting Illini took care of business against Rutgers on Tuesday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois (12-11, 2-8) defeated Rutgers (12-12, 2-9) 90-61 in what was a game that Illinois controlled from the tip. The Fighting Illini were aggressive, and their defense was outstanding as well. To add on,...
January 31, 2018  |  Discuss

By hiring Matt Nagy, the Bears finally broke tradition

The Chicago Bears introduced a new coach on Tuesday. And at this time, nobody knows if he will be successful or not. But at least he’s not what the Bears typically hire. He’s not robotic like Dick Jauron, a bore like Lovie Smith, strange like Marc Trestman or lackluster like John Fox.I was sure Minnesota offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur would be the Bears’ selection. He was considered...
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January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

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