Scott Richey

Scott Richey

Winning streak hits 10

EVANSTON — Northwestern opened newly-renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena earlier this month. It might as well have gotten a name change Wednesday to Huff Hall North given the number of Illinois fans in attendance as the No. 4 Illini cruised to a 25-16, 25-11, 25-14 victory.

Young Illini rising to challenge

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois men's basketball had two chances to regain its lead in the final 90 seconds of Tuesday night's Gavitt Tipoff Games showdown after Ayo Dosunmu picked Georgetown forward Greg Malinowski's pocket for his second steal of the game.

Fresh off another big win, Illini volleyball refocuses ahead of road swing

CHAMPAIGN — Ashlyn Fleming figures it was about midday Sunday when the buzz of Saturday's top-10 win against Penn State turned into focus for today's rematch with Northwestern in Evanston. The rest and recovery Sunday was for a purpose.

No Frazier, no win for young Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Someone was going to have to take on a bigger role Tuesday night for Illinois.

No Trent Frazier changes the dynamic for the Illini, and with the sophomore guard sidelined because of a concussion suffered in Monday's practice, the Illini had to turn to someone else.

Notes: 'All of it's contagious'

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' chances for an early signing period addition seemed slim.

Until Tuesday night.

That's when the Illini got an 11th hour commitment from four-star forward Antwan January — their first in the 2019 class.

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. Georgetown, Nov. 13, 2018

Player of the game: Georgetown guard James Akinjo

The battle of the standout freshmen point guards tipped in Akinjo’s favor over Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu — despite the latter scoring a game-high 25 points. Akinjo put up 19 points of his own but added seven assists and three rebounds.

LIVE! Georgetown (and no Trent Frazier)

CHAMPAIGN — Trent Frazier's presence was missed. Illinois got a big game from freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu in Frazier's stead, but the Illini dropped Tuesday night's Gavitt Tipoff Games showdown with Georgetown 88-80.

Underwood gets first 2019 commitment

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ chances for an early signing period addition seemed slim. Until Tuesday night. That’s when the Illini got an 11th hour commitment from four-star forward Antwan January — their first in the 2019 class.

 

Fahey gets another 2019 commit

CHAMPAIGN — Jada Peebles committed to North Carolina State more than four years ago when she was just 13 years old. It was a fit at the time. Peebles is a Raleigh, N.C., native and both of her parents are alums. Her dad, Danny, played football and ran track for the Wolfpack.

Illini baseball getting training center

CHAMPAIGN — A $3 million donation has set a facility upgrade in motion for the Illinois baseball team, with the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center — a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility — scheduled to be completed by 2021.

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