If you’re an Illinois fan, that’s what you want to see happen during the next 13 days until Selection Sunday.
It’s two hours before Illinois’ Saturday afternoon game with Penn State on Jan. 31 is set to tip off, when close to 15,000 fans will fill the seats at State Farm Center. Right now, there are about 15 people in the arena bowl, freshman forward Michael Finke among them.
Are the Illini still on the NCAA tournament bubble? Will they make a postseason run? Roger Powell Jr. and Jack Ingram were on hand for Saturday night's romp against Northwestern. Bob Asmussen caught up with both former Illini.
We've got all the info you need ahead of the women's Big Ten Tournament, which starts with two games Wednesday.
Senior, freshman are honorable mention selections.
Coach Dan Hartleb's team won its ninth game of the season.
Here are the latest Top 25 ballots submitted by Marcus Jackson and Scott Richey.
When the cheers went up for Illinois’ 2005 NCAA runners-up Saturday, were you among those wondering why that marvelous 37-2 run wasn’t extended? We are, even today, caught up with the idea that a magical surge would mean better recruits and more Illini championships.
2014 Football Schedule
|Aug. 30 Illinois vs. Youngstown State W 28-17|
|Sept. 6 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky W 42-34|
|Sept. 13 Illinois at Washington L 19-44|
|Sept. 20 vs. Texas State W 42-35|
|Sept. 27 at Nebraska L 14-45|
|Oct. 4 vs. Purdue L 38-27|
|Oct. 11 at Wisconsin L 28-38|
|Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota W 28-24|
|Nov 1 at Ohio State L 55-14|
|Nov. 15 vs. Iowa L 30-14|
|Nov. 22 vs. Penn State W 16-14|
|Nov. 29 at Northwestern W 47-33|
|Dec. 26 vs. Louisiana L 35-18|
|Sept. 5 vs. Kent State|
|Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois|
|Sept. 19 at North Carolina|
|Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee State|
|Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska|
|Oct. 10 at Iowa|
|Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin|
|Oct. 31 at Penn State|
|Nov. 7 at Purdue|
|Nov. 14 vs. Ohio State|
|Nov. 21 at Minnesota|
|Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern|
|Nov. 7 Illinois vs. Quincy W 91-62|
|Nov. 14 Illinois vs. Georgia Southern W 80-71|
|Nov. 16 Illinois vs. Coppin State W 114-56|
|Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Austin Peay, W 107-66|
|Nov. 24 Illinois vs. Brown W 89-68|
|Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Indiana State W 88-62|
|Nov. 28 Illinois vs. Baylor W 62-54|
|Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Miami L 70-61|
|Dec. 6 Illinois vs. American W 70-55|
|Dec. 9 Illinois vs. Villanova L 73-59|
|Dec. 13 Illinois vs. Oregon L 77-70|
|Dec. 17 Illinois vs. Hampton W 73-55|
|Dec. 20 Illinois vs. Missouri W 62-59|
|Dec. 27 Illinois vs. Kennesaw State W 93-45|
|Dec. 30 Illinois at Michigan L 73-65|
|Jan. 3 Illinois at Ohio State, L 77-61|
|Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Maryland, 8pm BTN W 64-57|
|Jan. 11 Illinois at Nebraska, 7:30pm L 53-43|
|Jan. 14 Illinois at Northwestern W 72-67|
|Jan. 18 Illinois vs. Indiana L 80-74|
|Jan. 21 Illinois vs. Purdue W 66-57|
|Jan. 24 Illinois at Minnesota L 79-71|
|Jan. 31 Illinois vs Penn State W 60-58|
|Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers W 66-54|
|Feb. 7 Illinois at Michigan State W 59-54|
|Feb. 12 Illinois vs. Michigan W 64-52 (OT)|
|Feb. 15 Illinois at Wisconsin L 68-49|
|Feb. 22 Illinois vs. Michican State L 60-53|
|Feb. 25 Illinois at Iowa L 68-60|
|Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Northwestern W 86-60|
|Mar. 4 Illinois vs. Nebraska, 9pm BTN|
|Mar. 7 Illinois at Purdue, 3:30pm BTN|