Illinois coach John Groce looks back at Saturday's loss at Michigan and ahead to Wednesday's home game against Iowa. Point guard Tracy Abrams shares his thoughts on the Illini's consistency — or lackthereof — while Malcolm Hill touches on how the team is handling its most recent losses and how he's handling a stouter Big Ten defense. Michael Finke wraps it up with thoughts on the importance of the Iowa game and an update on his injured foot.
Illinois basketball signees Jeremiah Tilmon and Javon Pickett have put up big stats so far in their senior seasons, but the two high schoolers are also making strides in on-court leadership.
Illini football and men’s basketball teams at rock bottom? That seems to be a popular opinion, but incorporated in that judgment is the inference that an upswing must surely be around the corner.
Offensive lineman Alex Palczewski verbally committed to Lovie Smith’s Illinois football program Monday night.
Illinois baseball officially opens its 2017 season on Friday, but Dan Hartleb will have to wait a few days before he can get a full 20 hours per week with his team.
A look at how Illinois hoops beat writer Scott Richey’s polls compare with those of the Associated Press.
Though Illinois basketball hasn’t brought much happiness of late, it’s not all doom and gloom for UI athletics. Here are five dates to watch.
Illinois coach John Groce was even more free with his substitution patterns than usual. Particularly in the first 20 minutes, with his 27 substitutions by halftime of the 66-57 loss to Michigan more than in any other conference game this season.
2016 Football Schedule
|Sept. 3, vs. Murray State, W 52-3 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Sept. 10, vs. North Carolina, L 23-48 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Sept. 17, vs. Western Michigan, L 10-34 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Oct. 1, at Nebraska, L 16-31 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Oct. 8, vs. Purdue, L 34-31 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|Nov. 26, at Northwestern, L 21-42 | Game Story | Tate Column|
|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.|
|Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, 8 p.m.|
|Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, 3:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m.|
|Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m.|
|Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, 1 p.m.|
|Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m.|
|Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.|
|March. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, 8 p.m.|
|March. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, 11 a.m.|
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