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Illini scrapbook: '05 Illini move to 28-0

Wins at Michigan State, Michigan and Iowa kept Dee Brown and Co. undefeated - and had Illini fans hitting the road to join the fun.

Central rallies, edges Centennial

CHAMPAIGN — Short-handed, but not short-hearted.

Champaign Central’s girls’ basketball team has rarely had its full roster available for a game and won’t the remainder of the season.

No McCoy, no problem for Sabers

CHAMPAIGN — St. Thomas More is a different team with Tori McCoy on the court. There’s no questioning that.

But the Sabers have faltered little since the 6-foot-4 forward and sixth-ranked player nationally in the Class of 2016 suffered a season-ending injury Dec. 6 when she tore the ACL in her left knee.

Close but no cigar for women's basketball in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Early foul trouble for Jacqui Grant, Brittany Carter and Chatrice White? Not a problem.

A 61/2-minute stretch to end the first half with just four points scored on 1-of-7 shooting to see a double-digit lead shrink to three at halftime? Same deal.

Asmussen's Hoop it up: Purdue stays hot

Each week, staff writer Bob Asmussen offers his views on the game Gus Johnson and Dick Vitale love to shout about:

Team of the Week

PURDUE

Area Girls' Basketball Leaders (Week of Jan. 26)

SCORING
(Minimum 9.0 ppg)
Player, School     FG     FT     TP     AVG     HG

McCoy, STM    68    13    149    21.3    33

Girls' basketball: Who are the regional champs?

Seeds were unveiled Thursday for the Class 1A and 2A girls’ basketball postseason, with pairings set to debut today. Here’s how it stacks up among area schools (in bold) as staff writer Scott Richey makes his early picks:

Class 2A

Maroa-Forsyth Regional

1. Monticello

2. Clinton

Tate: Hope springs forth from Illinois athletics

Here’s fodder to verify the old fellow may be losing his marbles.

When spring allows for outdoor activity, I could see all four Illini men’s athletic teams breaking out with Big Ten championships.

UI athletic department looks to fans for input

CHAMPAIGN ­— Improving the game-day atmosphere at Memorial Stadium, where average attendance was at its lowest this past football season since 1998. 

Enhancing halftime shows at Memorial Stadium or State Farm Center outside of the Marching Illini. 

Making the idea of traveling to a road game appealing. No matter where it’s at.