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Illini Preview: 'We're facing a little adversity'

Illinois coach John Groce looks back at Saturday's loss at Michigan and ahead to Wednesday's home game against Iowa. Point guard Tracy Abrams shares his thoughts on the Illini's consistency — or lackthereof — while Malcolm Hill touches on how the team is handling its most recent losses and how he's handling a stouter Big Ten defense. Michael Finke wraps it up with thoughts on the importance of the Iowa game and an update on his injured foot.

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Sunday Conversation: Terrell Lewis

Sunday Conversation: Terrell Lewis

You might remember Eastern Illinois guard Terrell Lewis as Cornell Johnston. He's now tied for the school's all-time basketball assists lead.

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Whitman recalls wild first 10 months as UI AD

Whitman recalls wild first 10 months as UI AD

Josh Whitman didn’t have ‘Become Illinois athletic director’ as one of his 2016 New Year’s resolutions. Honestly.

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UI signees Tilmon, Pickett showing senior leadership

UI signees Tilmon, Pickett showing senior leadership

Illinois basketball signees Jeremiah Tilmon and Javon Pickett have put up big stats so far in their senior seasons, but the two high schoolers are also making strides in on-court leadership.

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Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:23pm

Tate: Worst may be yet to come for UI football, hoops

Tate: Worst may be yet to come for UI football, hoops

Illini football and men’s basketball teams at rock bottom? That seems to be a popular opinion, but incorporated in that judgment is the inference that an upswing must surely be around the corner.


Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:29pm

O-lineman Palczewski choose Illinois football

O-lineman Palczewski choose Illinois football

Offensive lineman Alex Palczewski verbally committed to Lovie Smith’s Illinois football program Monday night.


Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:26pm

Age just a number for Hartleb's 2017 crew

Age just a number for Hartleb's 2017 crew

Illinois baseball officially opens its 2017 season on Friday, but Dan Hartleb will have to wait a few days before he can get a full 20 hours per week with his team.


Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:33pm

Ballot Breakdown: Florida State men should be feared

Ballot Breakdown: Florida State men should be feared

A look at how Illinois hoops beat writer Scott Richey’s polls compare with those of the Associated Press.


Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:12pm

Five dates to watch in Illinois athletics

Five dates to watch in Illinois athletics

Though Illinois basketball hasn’t brought much happiness of late, it’s not all doom and gloom for UI athletics. Here are five dates to watch.


Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:09pm

Groce still searching for right lineup combination

Groce still searching for right lineup combination

Illinois coach John Groce was even more free with his substitution patterns than usual. Particularly in the first 20 minutes, with his 27 substitutions by halftime of the 66-57 loss to Michigan more than in any other conference game this season.


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    2016 Football Schedule

    Sept. 3, vs. Murray State, W 52-3 | Game Story | Tate Column
    Sept. 10, vs. North Carolina, L 23-48 | Game Story | Tate Column
    Sept. 17, vs. Western Michigan, L 10-34 Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 1, at Nebraska, L 16-31 Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 8, vs. Purdue, L 34-31  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 15, at Rutgers, W 24-7  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 22, at Michigan, L 41-8  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 29, vs. Minnesota, L 17-40  Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 5, vs. Michigan State, W 31-27  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 12, at Wisconsin, L 3-48  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 19, vs. Iowa, L 0-28  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 26, at Northwestern, L 21-42 | Game Story | Tate Column

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), W 82-75
    Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), 7 p.m. W 95-51
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m. W 81-62
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, 5 p.m. W 79-64
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m. W 112-65
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. W 89-69
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m. L 84-80
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.* L 57-89
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. L 72-61
    Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m. W 87-74
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, 2 p.m. W 64-46
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m. W 85-77
    Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. W 92-73
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^ W 75-73
    Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, 6 p.m. W 75-66
    Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, 4 p.m. L 59-84
    Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. W 75-70
    Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, 4 p.m. L 80-96
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. W 85-69
    Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. L 56-62
    Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, 6 p.m. L 68-91
    Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, 1:15 p.m.
    Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, 8 p.m.
    Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, 3:30 p.m.
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m.
    Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m.
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, 1 p.m.
    Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m.
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.
    March. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, 8 p.m.
    March. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, 11 a.m.
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