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Ron Zook and 'Dumb Loren'

When Loren Tate's cellphone rang during a Ron Zook press conference, the coach didn't react well. 'Dumb Loren didn't turn his phone off before the event and he got on me pretty good. It threw him off for a second.'

Ron Zook and 'Dumb Loren'
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Sunday conversation: Chris Tamas, volleyball coach

Sunday conversation: Chris Tamas, volleyball coach

Chris Tamas' first five-plus months on the job have been, understandably, fairly busy. The new Illinois volleyball coach got in a spring's worth of workouts and matches with his new team and immediately hit the road recruiting.

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Loren Tate: To make a bowl run, Illini must look for growth

The Yankees' Aaron Judge was always a star in the making.

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Brad Underwood: The podcast

Brad Underwood: The podcast

Recruiting will consume most of July for coaching staff, but Illini still getting workouts in

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Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:28pm

Tate: Penn State moves on from shame

Tate: Penn State moves on from shame

Nittany Lions showing no ill effects on field after Sandusky scandal


Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:28pm

Reality check for Fleck, other coaches

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College football writer Scott Richey recaps the second day of Big Ten media days from Chicago on Tuesday.


Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:46am

LIVE! Big Ten Media Days

LIVE! Big Ten Media Days

The final round of coaches will hit the podium, with newcomer P.J. Fleck opening the day and Jim Harbaugh anchoring the morning session.


Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:00am

For Lovie, second time around a lot easier

For Lovie, second time around a lot easier

'What a difference a year makes'


Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:00am

Loren Tate: Don't touch that dial!

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 Of 42 Big Ten games with established starting times through Sept. 29, not one will start between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Mon, 07/24/2017 - 4:39pm

Lovie 'laying the groundwork'

Lovie 'laying the groundwork'

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman said Monday that rebuilding Illinois football will take time, but has confidence that Lovie Smith is the right man for the job.


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    2017 Football Schedule

    Sep. 2 Illinois vs. Ball State, 11 a.m.
    Sep. 9 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky, 7 p.m.
    Sep. 15 Illinois at South Florida, 6 p.m.
    Sep. 29 Illinois vs Nebraska, 7 p.m.
    Oct. 7 Illinois at Iowa, 11 a.m.
    Oct. 14 Illinois vs Rutgers, TBA
    Oct. 21 Illinois at Minnesota, 2:30/3 p.m.
    Oct. 28 Illinois vs Wisconsin, 11 a.m.
    Nov. 4 Illinois at Purdue, TBA
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. Indiana, TBA
    Nov. 18 Illinois at Ohio State, TBA
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs Northwestern, TBA

     

    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
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    +at Miami
    ^at Chicago
    #at St. Louis