HS Girls Basketball: Tip-Off Classic 2014

The 8th Annual Lady Falcon and Bunnies Tip-Off Classic at Fisher high school in Fisher on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

WBB Game 2 preview: Robert Morris vs. Illinois

UI women vs. Robert Morris, 7 p.m. today


Illinois (1-0)


P Name Yr. Ht. PPG Previous game (vs. IPFW)

G Kyley Simmons RS-Jr. 5-7 4.0 34 min., 1-8 shooting, 5 assists

Tate: Nonconference matchups disappoint

OK, I’ll say it: Early-season college basketball scheduling stinks.

Major programs have become so adept at “scheduling victories” that three developments are on the horizon:

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This week In Illini History: Rolling at Wrigley

Remember when Mikel Leshoure and the Illini took it to Northwestern at Wrigley Field? 

Weekend Wrap: Cain, Stallions advance

Each week during the football season, Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels will recap how commits and targets for Tim Beckman's program fared during the previous weekend's worth of games.

Tuscola, Maroa-Forsyth renew acquaintances

There is a history between the Tuscola and Maroa-Forsyth football teams.

Until this year, each was a member of the Okaw Valley Conference’s Blue Division, which meant they played in the regular season.

Last year, the Trojans swept the two-game season series, allowing one total touchdown, and ousting the Warriors in the first-round of the playoffs.

That was in Class 1A.

Monday morning QB: Lunt and Barton talk coaches

While college football writer Matt Daniels spent late Saturday night pondering how Florida State is still unbeaten and how the Seminoles foiled his upset special pick, he weighs in on three items from the sport he loves: 

1. From the sidelines

Volleyball sweeps Rutgers, prepares for Wisconsin

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Illinois head coach Kevin Hambly has dipped into his outside hitter depth at various points this season, giving sophomores Katie Roustio and Michelle Strizak a chance at the second left side spot in the rotation.

Tate: Team's shooting on the rise

Coppin State’s travelers ran into a wintry storm at the State Farm Center on Sunday night.

John Groce’s Illini were wearing the same numbers as they did Friday night but those numbers added up differently.