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Every win meaningful for Illini

Illinois seniors get victory in home finale

Every win meaningful for Illini
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Sunday Conversation: Jack Ingram

Sunday Conversation: Jack Ingram

Staff writer Bob Asmussen caught up with Ingram, a top reserve on the 2004-05 Illini men's basketball team.

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Tate: Nonconference matchups disappoint

Tate: Nonconference matchups disappoint

Illinois' nonconference schedules in both football and men's basketball leave a lot to be desired — and they aren't alone.

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Sunday Conversation: Tom Michael

Sunday Conversation: Tom Michael

Former Illinois athletic administrator and men's basketball player Tom Michael spoke with Matt Daniels about his Michael's AD gig at Eastern Illinois.

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Sat, 11/22/2014 - 2:21pm

Daniels: Win keeps Illini's bowl hopes alive

Beat writer Matt Daniels has a quick reaction to Illinois' 16-14 victory against Penn State.

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Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:17pm

WBB Game 4 preview: vs. Southern

WBB Game 4 preview: vs. Southern

Beat writer Scott Richey takes a closer look at Sunday's game.


Sat, 11/22/2014 - 5:21pm

In the grand scheme of things ... finale at Northwestern means everything

In the grand scheme of things ... finale at Northwestern means everything

Bob Asmussen is in his 26th year covering college football for The News-Gazette. Here are his thoughts and observations after Saturday’s 13th week of the season:


Sat, 11/22/2014 - 5:39pm

Illinois spurred on by potential bowl eligibility

Illinois spurred on by potential bowl eligibility

Regular season finale will determine Illini's fate


Sat, 11/22/2014 - 5:33pm

Tate: Football attendance an issue

Tate: Football attendance an issue

Thousands of empty seats at Memorial Stadium for thrilling Illini win


Sat, 11/22/2014 - 5:26pm

Illini grade vs. Penn State: C+

Illini grade vs. Penn State: C+

Bob Asmussen hands out grades for Illinois following its win against Penn State


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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 - 11am, ESPN2
    Nov. 29 at Northwestern - TBA

    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, 7pm ESPN3
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. Brown, 7pm ESPN3
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Indiana State, 4pm FOX Sports 1
    Nov. 28 Illinois vs. Baylor OR Memphis, TBA FOX Sports 1
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Miami, 8pm ESPN2/U
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. American, 1pm ESPN3
    Dec. 9 Illinois vs. Villanova, 6pm ESPN
    Dec. 13 Illinois vs. Oregon, 6pm BTN
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. Hampton, 6pm ESPNU
    Dec. 20 Illinois vs. Missouri, 1pm ESPN2
    Dec. 27 Illinois vs. Kennesaw State, TBA, BTN
    Dec. 30 Illinois at Michigan, 2pm ESPN2
    Jan. 3 Illinois at Ohio State, TBA ESPN/U
    Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Maryland, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 11 Illinois at Nebraska, 7:30pm BTN
    Jan. 14 Illinois at Northwestern, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 18 Illinois vs. Indiana, 12pm BTN
    Jan. 21 Illinois vs. Purdue, 8pm BTN
    Jan. 24 Illinois at Minnesota, 1:15pm BTN
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs Penn State, 12pm BTN
    Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers, 8:30pm BTN
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Michigan State, 11am ESPN/2
    Feb. 12 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8pm ESPN/2
    Feb. 15 Illinois at Wisconsin, 12pm CBS
    Feb. 22 Illinois vs. Michican State, 6:30pm BTN
    Feb. 25 Illinois at Iowa, 8pm BTN
    Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 6pm BTN
    Mar. 4 Illinois vs. Nebraska, 9pm BTN
    Mar. 7 Illinois at Purdue, 3:30pm BTN