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Basketball chat at 12:30 pm

Elijah Thomas is the latest prep basketball blue-chipper to give Illinois a visit. Any chance he commits over the weekend?

Basketball chat at 12:30 pm
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MJ's Q&A: Jerry Hester

Twenty years ago, he was a hot-shot recruit coming out of powerhouse Peoria Manual. 

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Tate: Illini must rebound

Tate: Illini must rebound

There will be more losses this season, but the Illini have several games they can still win in order to become bowl eligible.

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Tate: Groce won't keep striking out

Tate: Groce won't keep striking out

John Groce is swinging for the fences. Rejection is inevitable. But one connection is worth it.

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Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:00am

Who's That Illini? 9/17/2014

He was a hometown star who took a detour before settling in at Illinois.

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Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:02am

Athlon: Illini an NCAA tournament team

Athlon: Illini an NCAA tournament team

Rice a second-team All-Big Ten pick


Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:01pm

A late night for the Illini

A late night for the Illini

A 9 p.m. start against Nebraska? Are you serious?


Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:41pm

Loren Tate: Big Ten not matching up nationally

Loren Tate: Big Ten not matching up nationally

In the games that matter — against Notre Dame and the other four top conferences — the Big Ten hasn't delivered early during the college football season.


Sat, 09/13/2014 - 9:12pm

Football pick 'em Week 4: Texas State

Football pick 'em Week 4:  Texas State

Forget about Washington. How about some Texas State fun facts? Like ... do you remember Mike Schultz?


Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:11pm

Coach speak: Beckman on injuries, 'grading out'

Coach speak: Beckman on injuries, 'grading out'

Tim Beckman weighed in Monday ahead of Saturday’s kickoff against Texas State. Here are three items that caught the ear of beat writer Matt Daniels.


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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 - 3 p.m., ESPNews
    Sept. 27 at Nebraska - 8pm, 8 p.m., BTN
    Oct. 4 vs. Purdue - TBA
    Oct. 11 at Wisconsin - TBA
    Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    Nov 1 at Ohio State - 7p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
    Nov. 15 vs. Iowa - TBA
    Nov. 22 vs. Penn State - TBA
    Nov. 29 at Northwestern - TBA

    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

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