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Chat with Bob in Houston (9 p.m.)

In a few minutes, beleagured beat writer Bob Asmussen will begin another late-night chat from Houston. Ask him what lineup changes Ron Zook has planned and what he (Bob, not Ron) shot during today's round of golf. Submit questions  by clicking here.

Lloyd makes Pro Bowl

Former Illini receiver Brandon Lloyd selected as reserve

Asmussen's postcard from Houston: Trophy dash

That's me with the trophy. Right before I scampered away with it. Two stout (Loren Tate word) security guards dragged me down after about 20 feet. Gotta lay off the pizza. And the candy.

Actually, we left the trophy in place. There was something much more important to do: check out the mall.

5 O'Clock Shadow: Zook Q&A

News you can't leave work without:

As you look back at 2008 and 2009, what went wrong? A lot of things in football, you have no control over. Is there one thing that went wrong? I don't know that there was one thing.

Preview: UI women vs. Cal


The Illini have a – no pun intended – fighting chance tonight because the Bears haven't exactly resembled 2002 UConn on the road. They've dropped their only two true road games (plus the neutral-site game against Texas Tech). It'll take Illinois' best effort of the season to get it done. (News-Gazette prediction record: 8-3).

Illinois-Iowa storylines

It would appear Jereme Richmond has locked down a starting spot, at least for the time being. The freshman has 19 rebounds in his past two games. "He's making plays, but he's not finishing them," Bruce Weber said. "Hopefully that will come sooner rather than later." .

Texas Bowl roundup

Are you ready for some football? Everything you need to know about the Texas Bowl — and more.


We need your Iowa predictions!!

Blogger Tom Young has Illinois snapping out of its two-game slide with an 80-65 win at Iowa on Wednesday. You can weigh in here.

Tate: Star QBs getting a pass from NCAA

Seldom has the NCAA come down with rulings that seem so out of step with common sense.

It almost appeared that the NCAA was guided by a desire not to weaken the competitive nature of the title game between Auburn and Oregon.

Holiday Hoopla: Splitting headache at outset for Sages

MONTICELLO -- Monticello will need a little luck to make their fifth straight Holiday Hoopla championship game appearance.

The Sages finished the first day of the Hoopla with a split record, including a disappointing 52-40 loss to Neoga during the morning games.