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Early signing period: Who's left for Illini?

At the top of that list is five-star forward Drew Timme, who made his official visit to Champaign this past weekend.

Early signing period: Who's left for Illini?
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Tate | The new college basketball rivalry is between Nike and Adidas

Tate | The new college basketball rivalry is between Nike and Adidas

This isn't Kansas vs. Duke, or Self vs. Mike Krzyzewski. It's a shoe company showdown with Adidas schools — Kansas has a $191-million deal — trying to upstage the Nike conglomerate headed by Duke and its lucrative contract running through 2027.

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Asmussen | Quarterback shift to Rivers has become necessary

Asmussen | Quarterback shift to Rivers has become necessary

M.J. Rivers was the guy in the second half against Wisconsin. And should be for the rest of the season.

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Asmussen | Blowout loss to Purdue puts Illini football's progress in question

Asmussen | Blowout loss to Purdue puts Illini football's progress in question

Porous on defense and listless on offense, the Illini got whipped 46-7 by Purdue after taking an early lead. Now what?

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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:28pm

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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 3:42pm

Illini coaches want team looking forward

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith discusses how he wants his team to react after the loss at Wisconsin and what might come at quarterback heading into Saturday's game at Maryland.

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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 7:00am

Bob Asmussen's Big Ten Power Poll: Oct. 22, 2018

Bob Asmussen's Big Ten Power Poll: Oct. 22, 2018

On Monday, our 30-year college football writer weighs in on his favorite conference:


Sun, 10/21/2018 - 7:00am

Tipoff: Breaking down the top-10 wings in the nation

Tipoff: Breaking down the top-10 wings in the nation

The college basketball season officially starts in just more than two weeks, and our beat writer is still breaking down the best players in the country. This week it's 10 of the best wings.


Sun, 10/21/2018 - 7:00am

Beyond the arc: Turgeon, Maryland get early 2020 commit

Beyond the arc: Turgeon, Maryland get early 2020 commit

There’s really no true offseason for college basketball. Here are three things that caught our college basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter’s attention in the last week.


Sun, 10/21/2018 - 7:00am

Conversation with Arizona Republic's Richard Obert

Conversation with Arizona Republic's Richard Obert

Dan Majerle tapped into the Champaign basketball market for Grand Canyon's 2018-19 roster, signing Tim Finke in the 2018 class and adding Illinois graduate transfer Michael Finke. Arizona Republic beat writer Richard Obert breaks down the Antelopes.


Sun, 10/21/2018 - 7:00am

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Oct. 21, 2018

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Oct. 21, 2018


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    2018 Football Schedule

    Sep. 1 Illinois vs. Kent State W 31 - 24
    Sep. 8 Illinois vs. Western Illinois W 34 - 14
    Sep. 15 Illinois vs. South Florida L 19 - 25
    Sep. 21 Illinois vs. Penn State L 24 - 63
    Oct. 6 Illinois at Rutgers W 38 - 17
    Oct. 13 Illinois Homecoming vs. Purdue L 7 - 46
    Oct. 20 Illinois vs. Wisconsin L 20 - 49
    Oct. 27 Illinois at Maryland
    Nov. 3 Illinois vs. Minnesota, Memorial Stadium
    Nov. 10 Illinois at Nebraska
    Nov. 17 Illinois vs. Iowa, Memorial Stadium
    Nov. 24 Illinois at Northwestern

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 2 Illinois vs. Illinois Wesleyan
    Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Evansville, SFC
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Georgetown, SFC
    Nov. 19 Illinois vs. Gonzaga, Hawaii, ESPN2
    Nov. 20 Illinois vs. Arizona/Iowa State, Hawaii, ESPN2
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Auburn/Duke/San Diego State/Xavier
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Mississippi Valley State, SFC
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Notre Dame
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska
    Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Ohio State
    Dec. 8 Illinois vs. UNLV, SFC
    Dec. 15 Illinois vs. East Tennessee State, SFC
    Dec. 22 Illinois vs. Missouri, St. Louis
    Dec. 29 Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic, SFC
    Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Indiana
    Jan. 6 Illinois vs. Northwestern
    Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Michigan, SFC
    Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Minnesota, SFC
    Jan. 20 Illinois vs. Iowa
    Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, SFC
    Jan. 26 Illinois vs. Maryland
    Jan. 30 Illinois vs. Minnesota
    Feb. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska, SFC
    Feb. 5 Illinois vs. Michigan State, SFC
    Feb. 9 Illinois vs. Rutgers, SFC
    Feb. 14 Illinois vs. Ohio State
    Feb. 18 Illinois vs Wisconsin
    Feb. 23 Illinois vs. Penn State, SFC
    Feb. 27 Illinois vs. Purdue
    Mar. 3 Illinois vs. Northwestern, SFC
    Mar. 7 Illinois vs. Indiana, SFC
    Mar. 10 Illinois vs. Penn State