Illinois changing defensive staff

CHAMPAIGN – Twelve days ago, Illinois football coach Ron Turner said he didn't plan any changes in his staff. Plans changed.

The News-Gazette has learned defensive coordinator Tim Kish and defensive tackles coach Peter McCarty have been fired. Chris Green has resigned as secondary coach.

University of Illinois Men''s Basketball Stats

University of Illinois Men''s Basketball Stats

Big Ten's missing out on the fun

The Big 12 Conference knows the joy. So does the SEC. And the MAC.

On Saturday, all three leagues will experience the benefits of a football title game.

Illini Insider

News-Gazette staff writer Jeff Huth’s review and preview of University of Illinois sports.

Last Illini out of Challenger

The last of Illinois' representatives in the $50,000 USTA Challenger were eliminated Wednesday at the Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana.

Former Illini Cary Franklin fell to France's Anthony Dupuis 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of singles. Meanwhile, the Illinois freshman doubles team of Philip Stolt and Brian Wilson was ousted by the second-seeded American duo of Jim Thomas and Brandon Coupe 6-4, 6-1. Coupe has been ranked as high as 62nd in the world in doubles.

Vegas adventure for Illini

PRIMM, Nev. – A few extra muscle-bound guys will be at the blackjack tables this weekend. But not until Saturday night.

For the fifth consecutive year, Mark Johnson is taking his Illinois wrestling team to the Las Vegas Open. The loaded field includes four Top 10 teams and 11 of the Top 22.

UI Women''s Basketball Box Score

UI Women''s Basketball Box Score

Tate: Self's Illini win battles but lose war

GREENSBORO, N.C. – "You had better be ready because that's gonna be a war out there!"

That was Mike Krzyzewski's firmly delivered message to his top-ranked Duke Blue Devils. But forewarned was not forearmed because the aptly named Fighting Illini, for the sixth straight game, took no prisoners with blistering backboard dominance only to bungle away (26 turnovers) a 78-77 scorcher Tuesday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Kansas topples UI women

   LAWRENCE, Kan.  Hard to tell what seemed to take longer for Illinois'' women''s basketball team: getting back to the mainland for its next game or actually scoring in it.

   The Illini''s second-half malaise was enough for Kansas to win 73-60 Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Spicer repeats on All-Big Ten

In July, every Big Ten volleyball coach put Betsy Spicer's name on the preseason all-conference ballots.

Nothing the Illinois middle blocker did during the season made them change their minds.