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Illini basketball coach John Groce recaps Chicago State and previews UAB.


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Talking turkey

ARCOLA — They may not get to sit down to a big turkey dinner Thursday, but Arcola High School football players said this Thanksgiving weekend is sure to go down as one of their most memorable.

Perfect beginning for women's hoops

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ 98-43 rout of Tennes-see State on Tuesday night at Dodds Athletic Center reaffirmed one thing — clearly — about the Illini.

This is not the same Brooke Kissinger that struggled to find her shot and confidence last season as a freshman.

Tate: Groce up in arms about defense

In 1965, the year after Dick Butkus completed his Illini career, college football moved to the two-platoon system. With few exceptions, defensive players ceased to be used on offense and vice versa.

Running back commits

Even amid a two-game losing streak and questions about who will coach the Illinois football team in 2016, Bill Cubit’s program added another recruit to its upcoming recruiting class on Tuesday.

Tuesday's highlights: Central's Finke falls in debut

In boys’ basketball

The Shootout Series
■ Milwaukee Riverside 57, Champaign Central 34. The Maroons were held to two first-quarter points at Washington and dropped the first game in Jeff Finke’s coaching tenure. The Maroons trailed 44-19 entering the fourth period. Tim Finke led Central with nine points and Matt Sharick added seven.

Richey: Illinois win was never in doubt

Illinois really never gave Tennessee State a chance on Tuesday night at Dodds Athletic Center. The Illini's "Buzz" defense was too much for the Tigers to handle, and Illinois turned a dozen early turnovers into what turned out to be an insurmountable 33-9 first quarter lead. The Illini didn't hit the century mark, but they did improve to 4-0 on the season with their 98-43 victory.

LIVE! Tennessee State

Another LIVE! Report is in the books. Illinois finishes its stint at Parkland with a 98-43 victory against Tennessee State, improving to 4-0 on the season. Chatrice White led the Illini with 20 points and was one of six Illinois players in double figures.

UI Women vs. Tennessee State

Illinois vs. Tennessee State in a game at Parkland College in Champaign on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Men's gymnasts ranked sixth

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ men’s gymnastics team was ranked sixth in the College Gymnastics Association’s Preseason Coaches Poll that was released Tuesday.

The Illini, who return 12 letter winners, received 285 points and one first-place vote.