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Illini can’t sustain early lead, still in search of signature win

Sunday could have seen a signature victory for this year’s Illinois men's tennis team.

Illini can’t sustain early lead,  still in search of signature win
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Sunday Conversation: Aleks Vukic


Illinois only boasts one men's tennis player as an individual NCAA champion — Amer Delic accomplished the feat in 2003. This year's Illini team, however, has Aleks Vukic, a junior who just might go on a deep run in May at the NCAA tournament.

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College basketball extra: Tim Finke starts another AAU season


Tim Finke had options this spring for his AAU landing spot. Teams from Illinois, Missouri and Indiana were interested.


Groce's Akron job will save UI some dough

Groce's Akron job will save UI some dough

The former basketball coach's contract said his buyout would be offset by the salary from subsequent jobs. To the UI's good fortune, he found one in less than a month, saving it about $700,000.

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Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:13pm

Baillon returns to form after uncharacteristic loss, but Illini fall

Baillon returns to form after uncharacteristic loss, but Illini fall

Madie Baillon readily admits she’s probably the loudest player on any court when she plays. The Illinois senior had a reason to get loud Sunday afternoon against Michigan’s Alex Najarian. 

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:09pm

Illini offer top-30 Florida duo for Class of 2018

Five-star De Sousa, four-star Weaver latest Illinois targets 

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:00pm

College football extra: Former Illini Phillips mentors local youths


Every other Sunday in the offseason, college football writer Bob Asmussen provides apage of news and analysis. Want more? Asmussen chats at 10 a.m. Monday at

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:21pm

UPDATE: Busy recruiting day for Illinois hoops

UPDATE: Busy recruiting day for Illinois hoops

Illini offer four players, including Simeon wing Horton-Tucker.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:03pm

Tate: UI-Mizzou rivalry can heat up again


They're rushing the court in Columbia, Mo., and the ref hasn't tossed up the ball yet.

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:59pm

Danville lineman picks Illini

Danville lineman picks Illini

Julian Pearl is the second athlete to join Lovie Smith's 2018 class.


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    2017 Football Schedule

    Sep. 2, vs. Ball State
    Sep. 9, vs. Western Kentucky
    Sep. 15, at South Florida
    Sep. 29, vs Nebraska
    Oct. 7, at Iowa
    Oct. 14, vs Rutgers
    Oct. 21, at Minnesota
    Oct. 28, vs Wisconsin
    Nov. 4, at Purdue
    Nov. 11, vs. Indiana
    Nov. 18, at Ohio State
    Nov. 25, vs Northwestern


    Basketball Schedule

    Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), W 82-75
    Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), 7 p.m. W 95-51
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m. W 81-62
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, 5 p.m. W 79-64
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m. W 112-65
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. W 89-69
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m. L 84-80
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.* L 57-89
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. L 72-61
    Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m. W 87-74
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, 2 p.m. W 64-46
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m. W 85-77
    Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. W 92-73
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^ W 75-73
    Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, 6 p.m. W 75-66
    Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, 4 p.m. L 59-84
    Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. W 75-70
    Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, 4 p.m. L 80-96
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. W 85-69
    Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. L 56-62
    Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, 6 p.m. L 68-91
    Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, 1:15 p.m. L 57-66
    Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, 8 p.m. W 76-64
    Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. L 67-71
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. L 43-57
    Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m. L 59-68
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 68-61
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, 1 p.m. L 70-83
    Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m. W 70-66
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 66-50
    Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m. W 73-57
    Mar. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, W 73-70
    Mar. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, L 59-62
    Mar. 9 Michigan vs Illinois, L 75-55
    Mar. 14 Illinois vs Valparaiso, W 82-57
    Mar. 20 Illinois vs Boise State, W 71-56
    Mar. 22 Central Florida vs Illinois, L 68-58
    *at Brooklyn
    +at Miami
    ^at Chicago
    #at St. Louis