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Rice saves Illini again

Centennial grad knocks down buzzer-beater for Braggin' Rights victory

Rice saves Illini again
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Going bowling: Predictions for all the games

Going bowling: Predictions for all the games

College football writers Bob Asmussen and Matt Daniels hit the lanes recently at Old Orchard in Savoy. Here are their predictions for the 38 bowl games, including the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and the national title game.

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AD: 'We don't want to be one-hit wonders'

AD: 'We don't want to be one-hit wonders'

UI athletic director Mike Thomas weighed in following the announcement that Illinois would be attending the Heart of Dallas Bowl later this month.

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Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:08pm

Tate: Rice put in position to succeed

Tate: Rice put in position to succeed

And Illini senior comes through in the clutch in Braggin' Rights win


Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:14pm

MBB grades: B+ against Missouri

MBB grades: B+ against Missouri

Bob Asmussen checks in with grades for the Illini after Saturday's Braggin' Rights win against Missouri


Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:20pm

Asmussen: Braggin' Rights must be experienced

Asmussen: Braggin' Rights must be experienced

Illinois-Missouri rivalry a must-see game


Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:25pm

MBB notes: Starks finds his shot

MBB notes: Starks finds his shot

Transfer guard gets to appreciate different type of rivalry game


Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:00pm

Sunday Conversation: Mike Thomas

Sunday Conversation: Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas spent Saturday in St. Louis. The Illinois athletic director took in his fourth Braggin’ Rights’ game between his Illini and Missouri at the Scottrade Center. He’s off to Dallas this week ahead of Tim Beckman’s team playing Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. It’s the first bowl trip for Thomas at Illinois since the Illini went to San Francisco in 2011 for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Before he hit the road, staff writer Matt Daniels caught up with Thomas, who celebrated his 55th birthday Saturday:


Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:45pm

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Oft-criticized coordinator keeps his focus on the games


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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

    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, 6pm ESPNU
    Dec. 20 Illinois vs. Missouri, 1pm ESPN2
    Dec. 27 Illinois vs. Kennesaw State, 8pm
    Dec. 30 Illinois at Michigan, 2pm ESPN2
    Jan. 3 Illinois at Ohio State, 2:30pm ESPN2
    Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Maryland, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 11 Illinois at Nebraska, 7:30pm BTN
    Jan. 14 Illinois at Northwestern, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 18 Illinois vs. Indiana, 12pm BTN
    Jan. 21 Illinois vs. Purdue, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 24 Illinois at Minnesota, 1:15pm BTN
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs Penn State, 12pm BTN
    Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers, 8:30pm BTN
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Michigan State, 11am ESPN/2
    Feb. 12 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8pm ESPN/2
    Feb. 15 Illinois at Wisconsin, 12pm CBS
    Feb. 22 Illinois vs. Michican State, 6:30pm BTN
    Feb. 25 Illinois at Iowa, 8pm BTN
    Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 6pm BTN
    Mar. 4 Illinois vs. Nebraska, 9pm BTN
    Mar. 7 Illinois at Purdue, 3:30pm BTN