Tate: Henson a man of the people

In our most recent Answer Book, columnist Loren Tate explained why Hall of Famer Lou and Mary Henson are C-U's First Couple.


Coaches Hall of Fame class to be announced

The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is set to announce its Class of 2015 on Tuesday, according to its Facebook page.

Established in 2006, the Hall of Fame is based in Kansas City, Mo., and includes more than 170 college basketball greats. 

Efficiency Stats - Slowing Down

As Big Ten play hits the dog days of February, a few things are readily apparent when looking at the league's efficiency stats for conference games only.  First, Wisconsin continues to be the Big Ten's best by a wide margin.  Second, Maryland continues to work magic in close games, thus drastically outperforming their efficiency margin.  Third, the league's pace of play continues

WBB game preview: at Rutgers

UI women at Rutgers
6 p.m. Tuesday


Illinois (13-13, 4-10 Big Ten)


P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Kyley Simmons    Jr.    5-7    10.2

Henson gets Hall of Fame nod

Any Lou Henson questions? Submit them here

Lou Henson joins Steve Kelly and Loren Tate at 5:10 p.m. today on WDWS 1400-AM. Listen here

Behind the scenes with redshirting Finke

Basketball questions for Marcus Jackson? Submit them here

CHAMPAIGN — It’s two hours before Illinois’ Saturday afternoon game with Penn State on Jan. 31 is set to tip off, when close to 15,000 fans will fill the seats at State Farm Center. 

Illini roundup: Golfers win Match Play crown

PALM COAST, Fla. — The top-ranked Illinois men’s golf team lived up to its billing Monday, defeating Maryland and Michigan to win the Big Ten Match Play Championships at Hammock Beach Resort’s Conservatory Course.

Illinois beat the Wolverines 3-2 in the championship match after the Illini won 3-2 against Maryland in the semifinals.

Jackson: Groce likes Rice's maturity

CHAMPAIGN — In two games since returning from a nine-game absence because of a broken hand and suspension, Rayvonte Rice isn’t quite playing at the level that had him ranked among the nation’s most efficient offensive players when he was averaging 17.2 points on 51.5 percent shooting and 48 percent from three-point range.

Phair's task: New voice on defense

CHAMPAIGN — The decision wasn’t made Monday.

After all, Mike Phair was still trying to familiarize himself with the surroundings at Memorial Stadium.

The new Illinois assistant football coach — who arrived in Champaign on Sunday — is tasked with the responsibility of improving a defense that was among one of the worst in the country last season.