Sneak peek: UI women vs. No. 7 Ohio State, 6 p.m. today
Illinois (8-12, 1-8 Big Ten)
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Kyley Simmons R-Sr. 5-7 12.0
How will signing day go for Illinois? Is Bill Cubit going to land some late gems this week? And will the Illinois basketball team ever win two games in a row? For the answers to these and other questions, check in with our longtime college football writer.
Alexis Viliunas wrapped up her four-year Illinois volleyball career on Jan. 22 with the Illini’s team banquet. The next afternoon she was suiting up for an Illinois women’s basketball team in need of some depth.
Born 97 years ago Sunday was baseball icon Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. From 1947 through 1956, the former UCLA football and baseball star led the Brooklyn Dodgers.
CHAMPAIGN — The new 10-year agreement with Nike will net the University of Illinois athletic department more gear, but less cash, than the previous deal.
MINNEAPOLIS — Alex Wittinger promised the second time against Minnesota would be different. Then she did everything she could to deliver a win.
Playing 28 miles from her hometown of Delano, Minn., the Illini freshman had the best game of her young career. Wittinger had 27 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.
URBANA — Ties to Illinois would be "icing on the cake" for a new University of Illinois athletic director but not a mandatory condition, say the two people who will choose the next AD.
President Tim Killeen and interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson both used that phrase when asked Monday whether the new athletic director has to have an Illinois connection.
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Business trip. Two words synonymous with an away game for a Division I athletic team. But more happens on these getaways than just the athletic event. We asked the Illinois women’s basketball team to give us a behind-the-scenes-look at two of their longest road trips this season during Big Ten play.