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Five questions before 2016 Big Ten Media Days

The Big Ten is hosting its annual media kickoff over the next two days at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Here are five questions needing answers.

Five questions before 2016 Big Ten Media Days
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Kipper Nichols makes himself at home

Kipper Nichols makes himself at home

Transfer was a relative unknown on the roster — until now.

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Panel picks Buckeyes

Panel picks Buckeyes

Illini projected sixth in West

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Tate: Positive vibes not beyond home base

Tate: Positive vibes not beyond home base

Lovie Smith is optimistic, exuding confidence that bowl possibilities are real. It’s not quite so rosy in the world of non-partisans. Most doubt the Illini.

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Sun, 07/24/2016 - 10:39pm

Asmussen: Cornhuskers struck by tragedy

Asmussen: Cornhuskers struck by tragedy

Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed late Saturday in a single-car accident while returning from a kicking camp.


Sat, 07/23/2016 - 8:35pm

College hoops extra: Illini love their pingpong

College hoops extra: Illini love their pingpong

On Sundays in the offseason, college basketball writer Scott Richey provides a page full of news and analysis. Want more? Richey chats at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at IlliniHQ.com and has an analysis video every Wednesday, too.


Sat, 07/23/2016 - 8:10pm

Tate: Henson not done coaching just yet

Tate: Henson not done coaching just yet

Lou Henson will return to Las Cruces in late September to serve as an adviser for new Aggies coach Paul Weir.


Sun, 07/24/2016 - 7:00am

Smoot an 'underdog' unleashed

Smoot an 'underdog' unleashed

“He’s very, very motivated. He’s very levelheaded and one of those guys who sets some goals, and he’s going to be driving and doing everything he can to achieve those goals."


Sun, 07/24/2016 - 6:00am

Top of the morning, July 24, 2016

Top of the morning, July 24, 2016

"He's not completely in tune yet but he's good at memorizing the words, he knows the melody and he loves to sing. It's something that makes him happy."


Sun, 07/24/2016 - 7:00am

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 11, Malik Turner

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 11, Malik Turner


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    2016 Football Schedule

    Sept. 3, vs. Murray State, TBD
    Sept. 10, vs. North Carolina, 6:30 p.m.
    Sept. 17, vs. Western Michigan, TBD
    Oct. 1, at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 8, vs. Purdue, TBD
    Oct. 15, at Rutgers, 11 a.m.
    Oct. 22, at Michigan, 2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 29, vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    Nov. 5, vs. Michigan State, TBD
    Nov. 12, at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m.
    Nov. 19, vs. Iowa, TBD
    Nov. 26, at Northwestern, TBD

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Springfield, W 104-69 (exh.)*
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. North Florida, L 93-81*
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. North Dakota State, W 80-74*
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Providence, L 60-59
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Chattanooga, L 81-77
    Nov. 23 Illinois vs. Chicago State, W 82-79*
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. UAB, W 72-58#
    Nov. 28 Illinois vs. Iowa State, L 84-73#
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Notre Dame, L 84-79
    Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Western Carolina , W 80-68
    Dec. 9 Illinois vs. Yale, W 69-65
    Dec. 12 Illinois vs. UIC, W 83-79
    Dec. 19 Illinois vs. South Dakota, W 91-79
    Dec. 23 Illinois vs. Missouri, W 82-79
    Dec. 30 Illinois vs. Michigan, L 78-68
    Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Ohio State, L 75-73
    Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Michigan State, L 79-54
    Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Purdue, W 84-70
    Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Nebraska, L 78-67
    Jan. 19 Illinois vs. Indiana, L 103-69
    Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Minnesota, W 76-71 (OT)
    Jan. 28 Illinois vs. Ohio State, L 68-63
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs Wisconsin, L 63-55
    Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers, W 110-101 (3OT)
    Feb. 7 Illinois vs. Iowa, L 77-65
    Feb. 13 Illinois vs. Northwestern, L 58-56
    Feb. 16 Illinois vs. Rutgers, W 82-66
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, L 69-60
    Feb. 25 Illinois vs. Indiana, L 74-47
    Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Minnesota, W 84-71
    Mar. 3 Illinois vs. Maryland, L 55-81
    Mar. 6 Illinois vs. Penn State, L 79-86 (2OT)
    Mar. 9 Illinois vs. Minnesota, W 85-52
    Mar. 10 Illinois vs. Iowa, W 68-66
    Mar. 11 Illinois vs. Purdue, L 58-89
    *at Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield
    #at Niceville, Fla.
    %at St. Louis