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Asmussen | Henson gave heart to Flyin' Illini era

Wearing his familiar orange jacket, Lou Henson was the star of Saturday's Flyin' Illini reunion.

Asmussen | Henson gave heart to Flyin' Illini era
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Flyin' high again: Tales from the '89 Illini

Flyin' high again: Tales from the '89 Illini

In the throwback spirit, here are 30 things a then-going-on-30 News-Gazette Illini beat writer learned about Lou Henson's beloved bunch during a 27-part, 120-interview, 10th-anniversary series that ran on these pages during an otherwise dreary 1998-99 basketball season.

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All Access: Game Day at State Farm Center

All Access: Game Day at State Farm Center

News-Gazette photographer Stephen Haas was given special access to go behind the scenes before, during and after the Illini's men's basketball game against Minnesota on Jan. 16.

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Asmussen | New Illini Petitbon ready to make immediate impact

Asmussen | New Illini Petitbon ready to make immediate impact

The former Alabama offensive lineman will participate in spring drills with Rod Smith's Illinois unit.

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Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:46pm

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Sat, 02/23/2019 - 5:31pm

Energy ignites too late for Illini in home loss

Energy ignites too late for Illini in home loss

Brad Underwood wanted to light a fire under his team. Illinois needed it, with Penn State's physicality and aggression setting the early tone.


Sat, 02/23/2019 - 5:28pm

UI basketball notes: 'I just didn't play smart'

UI basketball notes: 'I just didn't play smart'

Giorgi Bezhanishvili recorded his first double-double, but struggled to contain Penn State's Mike Watkins


Sat, 02/23/2019 - 5:14pm

Nittany Lions' effort, physicality too much for Illini

Illinois coach Brad Underwood, Illini freshman forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili and Penn State coach Pat Chambers discuss Saturday's 83-76 victory by the Nittany Lions.

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Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:58pm

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. Penn State, Feb. 23, 2019

Illini Basketball Report Card: vs. Penn State, Feb. 23, 2019

A terrible outing for the Illini bench — minus Andres Feliz — played a large role in Illinois' 83-76 loss Saturday.


Sat, 02/23/2019 - 2:52pm

Quick hits: Illini struggle to keep up with Nittany Lions

Quick hits: Illini struggle to keep up with Nittany Lions

The Nittany Lions set a physical and aggressive tone Saturday that the Illini could never quite match.


Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:30pm

LIVE! Penn State

LIVE! Penn State

Nittany Lions hold on for win


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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 L 33 - 63
    Nov. 3 Illinois vs. Minnesota W 55 - 31
    Nov. 10 Illinois at Nebraska L 35 - 54
    Nov. 17 Illinois vs. Iowa L 0 - 63
    Nov. 24 Illinois at Northwestern L 16 - 24

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 2 Illinois vs. Illinois Wesleyan W 83 - 67
    Nov. 8 Illinois vs. Evansville W 99 - 60
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Georgetown L 80 - 88
    Nov. 19 Illinois vs. Gonzaga L 78 - 84
    Nov. 20 Illinois vs. Arizona/Iowa State L 68 - 84
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Xavier L 74 - 83
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Mississippi Valley State W 86 - 67
    Nov. 27 Illinois vs. Notre Dame L 74 - 76
    Dec. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska L 60 - 75
    Dec. 5 Illinois vs. Ohio State L 67 - 77
    Dec. 8 Illinois vs. UNLV W 77 - 74
    Dec. 15 Illinois vs. East Tennessee State W 73 - 55
    Dec. 22 Illinois vs. Missouri, St. Louis L 63 - 79
    Dec. 29 Illinois vs. Florida Atlantic L 71 - 73
    Jan. 3 Illinois vs. Indiana L 65 - 73
    Jan. 6 Illinois vs. Northwestern L 66 - 68
    Jan. 10 Illinois vs. Michigan L 69 - 79
    Jan. 16 Illinois vs. Minnesota W 95 - 68
    Jan. 20 Illinois vs. Iowa L 71 - 95
    Jan. 23 Illinois vs. Wisconsin L 60 - 72
    Jan. 26 Illinois vs. Maryland W 78 - 67
    Jan. 30 Illinois vs. Minnesota L 75 - 86
    Feb. 2 Illinois vs. Nebraska W 71 - 64
    Feb. 5 Illinois vs. Michigan State W 79 - 74
    Feb. 9 Illinois vs. Rutgers W 99 - 94
    Feb. 14 Illinois vs. Ohio State W 63 - 56
    Feb. 18 Illinois vs Wisconsin L 58 - 64
    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