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Bubble teams root for league favorites

If you’re an Illinois fan, that’s what you want to see happen during the next 13 days until Selection Sunday.

Bubble teams root for league favorites
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Ryan Schmidt: A ride to remember

Ryan Schmidt: A ride to remember

Three weeks ago, Ryan Schmidt was a college basketball manager starting the second semester of his senior year. Now, he's all the talk at the University of Illinois after joining the active roster — what he's called "a great experience."

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Sunday Conversation: Mike Phair

Sunday Conversation: Mike Phair

Staff writer Bob Asmussen sat down with Phair, the cheerful new co-defensive coordinator, on his first day at Illinois.

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Behind the scenes with redshirting Finke

Behind the scenes with redshirting Finke

It’s two hours before Illinois’ Saturday afternoon game with Penn State on Jan. 31 is set to tip off, when close to 15,000 fans will fill the seats at State Farm Center. Right now, there are about 15 people in the arena bowl, freshman forward Michael Finke among them. 

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Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:55am

What do these guys think?

What do these guys think?

Are the Illini still on the NCAA tournament bubble? Will they make a postseason run? Roger Powell Jr. and Jack Ingram were on hand for Saturday night's romp against Northwestern. Bob Asmussen caught up with both former Illini.


Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:21pm

It's tourney time: UI women seeded 10th in Big Ten

It's tourney time: UI women seeded 10th in Big Ten

We've got all the info you need ahead of the women's Big Ten Tournament, which starts with two games Wednesday.


Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:22pm

Crawford, White earn All-Big Ten spots

Crawford, White earn All-Big Ten spots

Senior, freshman are honorable mention selections.


Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:16pm

Illini roundup: Baseball team stays on roll

Illini roundup: Baseball team stays on roll

Coach Dan Hartleb's team won its ninth game of the season.


Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:28pm

Ballot breakdown: Gonzaga tumbles in AP poll

Ballot breakdown: Gonzaga tumbles in AP poll

Here are the latest Top 25 ballots submitted by Marcus Jackson and Scott Richey.


Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:12pm

Tate: Recruiting struggles have Big Ten in rut

Tate: Recruiting struggles have Big Ten in rut

When the cheers went up for Illinois’ 2005 NCAA runners-up Saturday, were you among those wondering why that marvelous 37-2 run wasn’t extended? We are, even today, caught up with the idea that a magical surge would mean better recruits and more Illini championships.


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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 W 42-35
    Sept. 27 at Nebraska L 14-45
    Oct. 4 vs. Purdue L 38-27
    Oct. 11 at Wisconsin L 28-38
    Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota W 28-24
    Nov 1 at Ohio State L 55-14
    Nov. 15 vs. Iowa L 30-14
    Nov. 22 vs. Penn State W 16-14
    Nov. 29 at Northwestern W 47-33
    Dec. 26 vs. Louisiana L 35-18

    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

    Podcasts

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 7 Illinois vs. Quincy W 91-62
    Nov. 14 Illinois vs. Georgia Southern W 80-71
    Nov. 16 Illinois vs. Coppin State W 114-56
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Austin Peay, W 107-66
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. Brown W 89-68
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Indiana State W 88-62
    Nov. 28 Illinois vs. Baylor W 62-54
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Miami L 70-61
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. American W 70-55
    Dec. 9 Illinois vs. Villanova L 73-59
    Dec. 13 Illinois vs. Oregon  L 77-70
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. Hampton W 73-55
    Dec. 20 Illinois vs. Missouri 62-59
    Dec. 27 Illinois vs. Kennesaw State W 93-45
    Dec. 30 Illinois at Michigan 73-65
    Jan. 3 Illinois at Ohio State, L 77-61
    Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Maryland, 8pm BTN W 64-57
    Jan. 11 Illinois at Nebraska, 7:30pm L 53-43
    Jan. 14 Illinois at Northwestern W 72-67
    Jan. 18 Illinois vs. Indiana L 80-74
    Jan. 21 Illinois vs. Purdue W 66-57
    Jan. 24 Illinois at Minnesota L 79-71
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs Penn State W 60-58
    Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers W 66-54
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Michigan State W 59-54
    Feb. 12 Illinois vs. Michigan W 64-52 (OT)
    Feb. 15 Illinois at Wisconsin L 68-49
    Feb. 22 Illinois vs. Michican State L 60-53
    Feb. 25 Illinois at Iowa L 68-60
    Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Northwestern W 86-60
    Mar. 4 Illinois vs. Nebraska, 9pm BTN
    Mar. 7 Illinois at Purdue, 3:30pm BTN