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Abrams: 'Definitely feels good to be back'

The last game Abrams appeared in for Illinois was on March 23, 2014. He’s more than two years — 853 days, to be exact — removed from that second-round NIT loss at Clemson.

Abrams: 'Definitely feels good to be back'
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Kipper Nichols makes himself at home

Kipper Nichols makes himself at home

Transfer was a relative unknown on the roster — until now.

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2016 Illinois Year in Review

2016 Illinois Year in Review

The 2015-16 school year was a roller coaster for those involved in University of Illinois athletics. A look back at some of the most memorable moments.

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2016 Illinois Year in Review: Program Grades

2016 Illinois Year in Review: Program Grades

Scott Richey takes a crack at ranking each of the 19 Illinois athletics programs based on their performances — on and off the court — in the 2015-16 school year.

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Fri, 07/22/2016 - 1:14pm

Panel picks Buckeyes

Panel picks Buckeyes

Illini projected sixth in West


Fri, 07/22/2016 - 9:09pm

UI hoops recruit glance: Christian David

UI hoops recruit glance: Christian David

There’s a place on any roster for a point guard who can get his own shot.


Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:00am

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 12, Rob Bain

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 12, Rob Bain

After switching from offense to defense prior to the 2013 season, the Bolingbrook product has seen his role — and his production — increase each season.


Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:00am

Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 12, Houston

Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 12, Houston

Frankly, this might be too low for the Cougars, who are coming off a Peach Bowl win against Florida State.


Thu, 07/21/2016 - 8:48pm

Tate: Positive vibes not beyond home base

Tate: Positive vibes not beyond home base

Lovie Smith is optimistic, exuding confidence that bowl possibilities are real. It’s not quite so rosy in the world of non-partisans. Most doubt the Illini.


Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:00am

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 13, Joe Spencer

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 13, Joe Spencer

Leadership and communication are two of the biggest traits offensive linemen can possess. And the fifth-year senior brings both of them to the table.


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    2016 Football Schedule

    Sept. 3, vs. Murray State, TBD
    Sept. 10, vs. North Carolina, 6:30 p.m.
    Sept. 17, vs. Western Michigan, TBD
    Oct. 1, at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 8, vs. Purdue, TBD
    Oct. 15, at Rutgers, 11 a.m.
    Oct. 22, at Michigan, 2:30 p.m.
    Oct. 29, vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    Nov. 5, vs. Michigan State, TBD
    Nov. 12, at Wisconsin, 2:30 p.m.
    Nov. 19, vs. Iowa, TBD
    Nov. 26, at Northwestern, TBD

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Springfield, W 104-69 (exh.)*
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. North Florida, L 93-81*
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. North Dakota State, W 80-74*
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Providence, L 60-59
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Chattanooga, L 81-77
    Nov. 23 Illinois vs. Chicago State, W 82-79*
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. UAB, W 72-58#
    Nov. 28 Illinois vs. Iowa State, L 84-73#
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Notre Dame, L 84-79
    Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Western Carolina , W 80-68
    Dec. 9 Illinois vs. Yale, W 69-65
    Dec. 12 Illinois vs. UIC, W 83-79
    Dec. 19 Illinois vs. South Dakota, W 91-79
    Dec. 23 Illinois vs. Missouri, W 82-79
    Dec. 30 Illinois vs. Michigan, L 78-68
    Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Ohio State, L 75-73
    Jan. 7 Illinois vs. Michigan State, L 79-54
    Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Purdue, W 84-70
    Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Nebraska, L 78-67
    Jan. 19 Illinois vs. Indiana, L 103-69
    Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Minnesota, W 76-71 (OT)
    Jan. 28 Illinois vs. Ohio State, L 68-63
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs Wisconsin, L 63-55
    Feb. 3 Illinois vs. Rutgers, W 110-101 (3OT)
    Feb. 7 Illinois vs. Iowa, L 77-65
    Feb. 13 Illinois vs. Northwestern, L 58-56
    Feb. 16 Illinois vs. Rutgers, W 82-66
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, L 69-60
    Feb. 25 Illinois vs. Indiana, L 74-47
    Feb. 28 Illinois vs. Minnesota, W 84-71
    Mar. 3 Illinois vs. Maryland, L 55-81
    Mar. 6 Illinois vs. Penn State, L 79-86 (2OT)
    Mar. 9 Illinois vs. Minnesota, W 85-52
    Mar. 10 Illinois vs. Iowa, W 68-66
    Mar. 11 Illinois vs. Purdue, L 58-89
    *at Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield
    #at Niceville, Fla.
    %at St. Louis