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Pretty doesn't matter: Illini grab must-have victory

Thankfully for Illinois, there’s no metric used by the NCAA tournament selection committee valuing prettiness, especially considering how Illinois defeated Nebraska on Wednesday.

Pretty doesn't matter: Illini grab must-have victory
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Ryan Schmidt: A ride to remember

Ryan Schmidt: A ride to remember

Three weeks ago, Ryan Schmidt was a college basketball manager starting the second semester of his senior year. Now, he's all the talk at the University of Illinois after joining the active roster — what he's called "a great experience."

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Sunday Conversation: Mike Phair

Sunday Conversation: Mike Phair

Staff writer Bob Asmussen sat down with Phair, the cheerful new co-defensive coordinator, on his first day at Illinois.

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Behind the scenes with redshirting Finke

Behind the scenes with redshirting Finke

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. 

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Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:50pm

WBB preview: Big Ten tourney opens with Nebraska

WBB preview: Big Ten tourney opens with Nebraska

Scott Richey previews Illinois' opening-round game against the Cornhuskers.


Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:44pm

MBB notebook: Weber raves about Egwu

MBB notebook: Weber raves about Egwu

Bob Asmussen and Matt Daniels compiled the latest Illini news and notes from before Illinois' victory against Nebraska on Wednesday.


Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:50pm

Plays of the Game - Nebraska

Plays of the Game - Nebraska

Seniors making plays on senior night.  Perfect.


Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:47pm

MBB grades: Senior Night earns a 'B'

MBB grades: Senior Night earns a 'B'

Matt Daniels checks in with his grades following Illinois' second consecutive victory.


Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:05pm

Efficiency Stats - Nebraska

Efficiency Stats - Nebraska

There were a few nervous moments, but the Illini did enough to get a win they had to have.


Wed, 03/04/2015 - 7:30pm

LIVE! vs. Nebraska

LIVE! vs. Nebraska

Leron Black (nine points, four rebounds) and Rayvonte Rice (six points) have led Illinois to 31-25 halftime advantage


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    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

    2015

    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

    Podcasts

    Basketball Schedule

    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 62-59
    Dec. 27 Illinois vs. Kennesaw State W 93-45
    Dec. 30 Illinois at Michigan 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