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On the March: Hot-handed Illini rout Wildcats

The 2014-15 Illinois basketball team made honoring the 2004-05 version a lot more fun with a romp against in-state rival Northwestern on Saturday.

On the March: Hot-handed Illini rout Wildcats
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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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Sat, 02/28/2015 - 8:59pm

Basketball pick em game 17: Nebraska

Basketball pick em game 17: Nebraska

Time for #NEBRASKETBALL round two!


Sat, 02/28/2015 - 9:07pm

Plays of the Game - Northwestern

Plays of the Game - Northwestern

Plays galore in a blowout win over the Wildcats.


Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:12pm

Tate: Rice starting, threes falling and UI problems disappear

Tate: Rice starting, threes falling and UI problems disappear

On those special occasions when the three-pointers are falling, it almost seems too easy.


Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:19pm

Aggressiveness, 'Buzz' defense lifts UI women

Aggressiveness, 'Buzz' defense lifts UI women

Matt Bollant’s decision to start his four healthy seniors in their final game at State Farm Center on Saturday necessitated a slight shift in game plan, too.


Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:06pm

MBB notebook: UI-NU a rivalry in the making?

MBB notebook: UI-NU a rivalry in the making?

Bob Asmussen checks in with news and notes from before, during and after Illinois' triumph over Northwestern.


Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:09pm

MBB grades: Wildcat taming receives A-

MBB grades: Wildcat taming receives A-

Bob Asmussen grades each aspect of Illinois' and Northwestern's game following Saturday's game at State Farm Center.


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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, 6pm BTN
    Mar. 4 Illinois vs. Nebraska, 9pm BTN
    Mar. 7 Illinois at Purdue, 3:30pm BTN