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Polling place: Scott Richey breaks down his preseason Top 25 ballot

The preseason Top 25 was released on Monday, so we're giving our Illinois men's basketball writer Scott Richey a chance to break down his ballot and answer a few lingering questions:

Polling place: Scott Richey breaks down his preseason Top 25 ballot
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Tate | The new college basketball rivalry is between Nike and Adidas

Tate | The new college basketball rivalry is between Nike and Adidas

This isn't Kansas vs. Duke, or Self vs. Mike Krzyzewski. It's a shoe company showdown with Adidas schools — Kansas has a $191-million deal — trying to upstage the Nike conglomerate headed by Duke and its lucrative contract running through 2027.

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Asmussen | Quarterback shift to Rivers has become necessary

Asmussen | Quarterback shift to Rivers has become necessary

M.J. Rivers was the guy in the second half against Wisconsin. And should be for the rest of the season.

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Asmussen | Blowout loss to Purdue puts Illini football's progress in question

Asmussen | Blowout loss to Purdue puts Illini football's progress in question

Porous on defense and listless on offense, the Illini got whipped 46-7 by Purdue after taking an early lead. Now what?

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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:28pm

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Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:48am

This week's game a 'must win'

Illinois running back Ra'Von Bonner discusses his likely increased workload at Maryland and the importance of Saturday's game against the Terrapins, while offensive lineman Alex Palczewski breaks down how the Illini move forward after two blowout losses.

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Tue, 10/23/2018 - 7:00am

Asmussen | Purdue gives hope to struggling teams

Asmussen | Purdue gives hope to struggling teams

Purdue is giving every other Big Ten team hope. Illinois included.


Tue, 10/23/2018 - 7:00am

Starting QB job up for grabs ahead of Maryland trip

Starting QB job up for grabs ahead of Maryland trip

Illinois quarterbacks AJ Bush Jr. and M.J. Rivers II are both contending for the starting job when the Illini travel to Maryland this Saturday.


Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:37pm

Early signing period: Who's left for Illini?

Early signing period: Who's left for Illini?

At the top of that list is five-star forward Drew Timme, who made his official visit to Champaign this past weekend.


Mon, 10/22/2018 - 3:42pm

Illini coaches want team looking forward

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith discusses how he wants his team to react after the loss at Wisconsin and what might come at quarterback heading into Saturday's game at Maryland.

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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 7:00am

Bob Asmussen's Big Ten Power Poll: Oct. 22, 2018

Bob Asmussen's Big Ten Power Poll: Oct. 22, 2018

On Monday, our 30-year college football writer weighs in on his favorite conference:


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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
    Nov. 3 Illinois vs. Minnesota, Memorial Stadium
    Nov. 10 Illinois at Nebraska
    Nov. 17 Illinois vs. Iowa, Memorial Stadium
    Nov. 24 Illinois at Northwestern

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 2 Illinois vs. Illinois Wesleyan
    Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Evansville, SFC
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Georgetown, SFC
    Nov. 19 Illinois vs. Gonzaga, Hawaii, ESPN2
    Nov. 20 Illinois vs. Arizona/Iowa State, Hawaii, ESPN2
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Auburn/Duke/San Diego State/Xavier
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Mississippi Valley State, SFC
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Notre Dame
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska
    Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Ohio State
    Dec. 8 Illinois vs. UNLV, SFC
    Dec. 15 Illinois vs. East Tennessee State, SFC
    Dec. 22 Illinois vs. Missouri, St. Louis
    Dec. 29 Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic, SFC
    Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Indiana
    Jan. 6 Illinois vs. Northwestern
    Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Michigan, SFC
    Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Minnesota, SFC
    Jan. 20 Illinois vs. Iowa
    Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, SFC
    Jan. 26 Illinois vs. Maryland
    Jan. 30 Illinois vs. Minnesota
    Feb. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska, SFC
    Feb. 5 Illinois vs. Michigan State, SFC
    Feb. 9 Illinois vs. Rutgers, SFC
    Feb. 14 Illinois vs. Ohio State
    Feb. 18 Illinois vs Wisconsin
    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