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The Ohio Vacancy and Dustin Ford

The top Illinois assistant could be in the running for head coaching position at his alma mater, Ohio University. Or maybe not.

Illinois 66, Boston 62: Slow-Cooked Roadkill

It was looking pretty bleak there in the first half. Then Rayvonte Rice feasted on some Terrier to move Illinois into the NIT second round.

Illinois 64, Indiana 54: Survive and Advance

The Illini strangled the Hoosiers on defense in a 64-54 victory and advance to the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

Illini Bball Roundup: Krush, CPL, D.J.'s Return

All hoops, all the time, even when it hurts.

Illinois vs. Iowa Preview: A Tale of Two Offenses

Get used to the idea of a seven-game losing streak, Illinois.

Bruce Weber & the Non-Recruitment of Rayvonte Rice

Bruce Weber's name gets thrown under the bus at every turn. This season, the scorn stems from the non-recruitment of Rayvonte Rice. Is it deserved?

Illinois vs. Indiana Preview: This Could Be Worse

We could be Indiana instead of our lovable Illini

Josh Brent Sentenced to 180 Days in Prison, 10 Years Probation


Josh Brent has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after being found guilty of intoxication manslaughter, stemming from a Dec. 2012 car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown. He faced a possible 20-year sentence. Report via Chicago Tribune

Illinois vs. Ohio State Preview: Who Will Score?

We've finally met our match in the offensively punchless Buckeyes. But can we score enough to keep it close?

Illinois vs. Michigan St. Preview: We Have a Shot

Michigan State is outstanding, but hobbled. Remind anyone of 2010?


Illinois vs. Purdue Preview: We Want Rayvonte

Purdue would normally be a favorable match-up, but we've got an injury problem.

Northwestern Preview: Let's Not Mess This Up

These Purple Kittens are bad at basketball.

Mike Thomas up for extension

The Illinois athletic director's contract will be discussed by the University trustees Thursday.

Michigan Fires OC Al Borges

After troubling offensive performances in 2013, head coach Brady Hoke elected to search for a new offensive coordinator.

State Farm Center Receives $5 Million Donation

The SFC's renovation takes a big leap forward after a generous donation from University of Illinois alum, John Guiliani.

John Groce Gives Jon Ekey A Rave Review

Coach Groce is just enamored with the new kid.

Illinois 72 Dartmouth 65

Here are some thoughts on a game I didn't see.

Illinois 81 Auburn 62

Holy hell the Illini were hot on Sunday.

Illini To Play In 2014 Las Vegas Invitational

And I feel like an idiot. Don't worry, I'll explain.

Georgia Tech 67 Illinois 64

The Illini suffer their first loss by absolutely giving one away in Atlanta.

Scheelhaase, Brown named All-Big Ten 2nd team by media

Steve Hull and Houston Bates also earned honorable mention status.

Tim Beckman Will Return

Not a surprise, but Mike Thomas seems to have confirmed it.

Northwestern 37, Illinois 34: That's All Folks

And just like that, the 2013 season comes to a close.

Illinois 57 IPFW 55

I hope we just played our worst game of the season.

Illinois 61 UNLV 59

Big test, big win.

Jereme Richmond Sentenced To Three Years

The former Illini will spend two more years in prison than he did at Illinois.

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