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Quick hits: Illini struggle to keep up with Nittany Lions

The Nittany Lions set a physical and aggressive tone Saturday that the Illini could never quite match.

Quick hits: Illini struggle to keep up with Nittany Lions
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Flyin' high again: Tales from the '89 Illini

Flyin' high again: Tales from the '89 Illini

In the throwback spirit, here are 30 things a then-going-on-30 News-Gazette Illini beat writer learned about Lou Henson's beloved bunch during a 27-part, 120-interview, 10th-anniversary series that ran on these pages during an otherwise dreary 1998-99 basketball season.

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All Access: Game Day at State Farm Center

All Access: Game Day at State Farm Center

News-Gazette photographer Stephen Haas was given special access to go behind the scenes before, during and after the Illini's men's basketball game against Minnesota on Jan. 16.

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Asmussen | New Illini Petitbon ready to make immediate impact

Asmussen | New Illini Petitbon ready to make immediate impact

The former Alabama offensive lineman will participate in spring drills with Rod Smith's Illinois unit.

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Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:27pm

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Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:58pm

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. Penn State, Feb. 23, 2019

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. Penn State, Feb. 23, 2019

A terrible outing for the Illini bench — minus Andres Feliz — played a large role in Illinois' 83-76 loss Saturday.


Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:30pm

LIVE! Penn State

LIVE! Penn State

Nittany Lions hold on for win


Sat, 02/23/2019 - 7:00am

Flyin' Illini reunion 'a sign' of good hoops mojo to Jordan

Flyin' Illini reunion 'a sign' of good hoops mojo to Jordan

Illinois guard Aaron Jordan committed to the Illini during the 25th anniversary of the Flyin’ Illini when Illinois beat Penn State in 2014. Today, the senior will try to beat Penn State with the 30th anniversary reunion of the Flyin’ Illini taking place in Champaign.


Sat, 02/23/2019 - 7:00am

Preview: Illinois vs. Penn State, 11 a.m. today

Preview: Illinois vs. Penn State, 11 a.m. today

Trent Frazier has made 50 percent of his three-pointers (23 of 46) in Illinois' last seven games entering today's game against Penn State


Sat, 02/23/2019 - 7:00am

Korte, Illini use late rally to down Owls


Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:39pm

Lou Hernandez: Fit for the job

Lou Hernandez: Fit for the job

On Friday, Lovie Smith's new  strength and conditioning coach met with media, including News-Gazette photographer Stephen Haas.


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    2018 Football Schedule

    Sep. 1 Illinois vs. Kent State W 31 - 24
    Sep. 8 Illinois vs. Western Illinois W 34 - 14
    Sep. 15 Illinois vs. South Florida L 19 - 25
    Sep. 21 Illinois vs. Penn State L 24 - 63
    Oct. 6 Illinois at Rutgers W 38 - 17
    Oct. 13 Illinois Homecoming vs. Purdue L 7 - 46
    Oct. 20 Illinois vs. Wisconsin L 20 - 49
    Oct. 27 Illinois at Maryland L 33 - 63
    Nov. 3 Illinois vs. Minnesota W 55 - 31
    Nov. 10 Illinois at Nebraska L 35 - 54
    Nov. 17 Illinois vs. Iowa L 0 - 63
    Nov. 24 Illinois at Northwestern L 16 - 24

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 2 Illinois vs. Illinois Wesleyan W 83 - 67
    Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Evansville W 99 - 60
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Georgetown L 80 - 88
    Nov. 19 Illinois vs. Gonzaga L 78 - 84
    Nov. 20 Illinois vs. Arizona/Iowa State L 68 - 84
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Xavier L 74 - 83
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Mississippi Valley State W 86 - 67
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Notre Dame L 74 - 76
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska L 60 - 75
    Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Ohio State L 67 - 77
    Dec. 8 Illinois vs. UNLV W 77 - 74
    Dec. 15 Illinois vs. East Tennessee State W 73 - 55
    Dec. 22 Illinois vs. Missouri, St. Louis L 63 - 79
    Dec. 29 Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic L 71 - 73
    Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Indiana L 65 - 73
    Jan. 6 Illinois vs. Northwestern L 66 - 68
    Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Michigan L 69 - 79
    Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Minnesota W 95 - 68
    Jan. 20 Illinois vs. Iowa L 71 - 95
    Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Wisconsin L 60 - 72
    Jan. 26 Illinois vs. Maryland W 78 - 67
    Jan. 30 Illinois vs. Minnesota L 75 - 86
    Feb. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska W 71 - 64
    Feb. 5 Illinois vs. Michigan State W 79 - 74
    Feb. 9 Illinois vs. Rutgers W 99 - 94
    Feb. 14 Illinois vs. Ohio State W 63 - 56
    Feb. 18 Illinois vs Wisconsin L 58 - 64
    Feb. 23 Illinois vs. Penn State, SFC
    Feb. 27 Illinois vs. Purdue
    Mar. 3 Illinois vs. Northwestern, SFC
    Mar. 7 Illinois vs. Indiana, SFC
    Mar. 10 Illinois vs. Penn State