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Illini still searching for an identity

Underwood hopes it's a winning one 

Illini still searching for an identity
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Breaking down the Big Ten football field after the spring season

Breaking down the Big Ten football field after the spring season

The season doesn't start for 137 days. But it is never too soon to talk Big Ten football. Longtime Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen checks in with all 14 league coaches — and ranks where all 14 programs currently stand:

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The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 15, 2018

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, April 15, 2018

With college sports' late national signing day in the books and decision day for non-jocks coming up on May 1, we asked this week's panel of former Illini: What do you remember most about the time you said 'I do' to the orange and blue?

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Underwood: 'You expect roster turnover'

Underwood: 'You expect roster turnover'

Coach addresses player departures and more during his stop on Monday evening at the Esquire in Champaign for 'The News-Gazette Sports Page,' radio show

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Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:31pm

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Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:00am

Liddell, Okoro united as teammates with EYBL program

Liddell, Okoro united as teammates with EYBL program

E.J. Liddell, the Belleville West product, earned a call up from the 16U team with a fairly simple directive. Rebound. Play defense. Anything else was a bonus.


Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:00am

Illini gymnast Baker keeps bright outlook despite hardships

Illini gymnast Baker keeps bright outlook despite hardships

A month ago, Bobby Baker wasn't sure if he'd compete again. Now, he's key to the Illini's NCAA title hopes.


Fri, 04/20/2018 - 7:00am

Balthazor heads to nationals

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Rae Balthazor will perform her all-around routine alongside members of the California squad beginning at 6 p.m. today at the NCAA championship meet in St. Louis.


Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:40pm

UI hoops' 2018-19 Big Ten opponents released

UI hoops' 2018-19 Big Ten opponents released

The Illinois men's and women's basketball programs now know which Big Ten Conference teams they will face once and twice, and whether those meetings will come at home, on the road or both.


Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:01pm

Asmussen | Taking a trip down memory lane

Asmussen | Taking a trip down memory lane

Recalling a visit with former Illini Simeon Rice before the 1996 draft in NYC 


Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:02pm

Illini's Underwood building a culture his way

Illinois coach pleased with team's direction 


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    2017 Football Schedule

    Sep. 2 Illinois vs. Ball State W 24 - 21
    Sep. 9 Illinois vs. Western Kentucky W 20 - 7
    Sep. 15 Illinois at South Florida L 23 - 47
    Sep. 29 Illinois vs Nebraska L 6 - 28
    Oct. 7 Illinois at Iowa L 16 - 45
    Oct. 14 Illinois vs Rutgers L 24 - 35
    Oct. 21 Illinois at Minnesota L 17 - 24
    Oct. 28 Illinois vs Wisconsin L 10 - 24
    Nov. 4 Illinois at Purdue L 10 - 29
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. Indiana L 14 - 24
    Nov. 18 Illinois at Ohio State L 14 - 52
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs Northwestern L 7 - 42

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Nov. 10 Illinois vs. Southern - W 102 - 55
    Nov. 12 Illinois vs. Tennessee-Martin W 77 - 74
    Nov. 17 Illinois vs. DePaul - W 82 - 73
    Nov. 19 Illinois vs. Marshall - W 91 - 74
    Nov. 22 Illinois vs. Augustana - W 96 - 62
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. North Carolina Central - W 86 - 73
    Nov. 28 Illinois at Wake Forest - L 73 - 86
    Dec. 1 Illinois at Northwestern - L 68 - 72
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. Maryland - L 91 - 92
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. Austin Peay - W 64 - 57
    Dec. 9 Illinois at UNLV - L 82 - 89
    Dec. 13 Illinois vs. Longwood - W 92 - 45
    Dec. 16 Illinois vs. New Mexico State L 69 - 74
    Dec. 23 Illinois vs. Missouri (at St. Louis) - W 70 -64
    Dec. 30 Illinois vs. Grand Canyon - W 62 - 58
    Jan. 3 Illinois at Minnesota - L 67 - 77
    Jan. 6 Illinois at Michigan - L 69 - 79
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Iowa -  L 97 - 104
    Jan. 15 Illinois at Nebraska - L 63 - 64
    Jan. 19 Illinois at Wisconsin - L 50 - 75
    Jan. 22 Illinois vs. Michigan State - L 74 - 87
    Jan. 24 Illinois vs. Indiana - W 73 - 71
    Jan. 30 Illinois vs. Rutgers - W 91 - 60
    Feb. 4 Illinois at Ohio State - L 67 - 75
    Feb. 8 Illinois vs. Wisconsin - L 69 - 78
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State - L 52 - 74
    Feb. 14 Illinois at Indiana - L 68 - 78
    Feb. 18 Illinois vs. Nebraska - W 72 - 66
    Feb. 20 Illinois at Michigan State - L 61 - 81
    Feb. 22 Illinois vs. Purdue - L 86 - 93
    Feb. 25 Illinois at Rutgers - W 75 - 62
    Feb. 28 Illiinois vs. Iowa - L 87 - 96