Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Big Ten basketball

Want to know which of this week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who went 8-2 last week without making improper phone calls:

Ten questions for Don Fischer

No one has a better view of the Kelvin Sampson fiasco than the dean of Big Ten radio. In his 35th year as voice of the Hoosiers, the Illinois native has had plenty to talk about, from Indiana's rise in the rankings to its fall from grace. Sports editor Jim Rossow caught up with Fischer this week to discuss Bob Knight, unruly fans and Eric Gordon's future.

Ten questions for Rich Falk

An associate commissioner with the Big Ten, the former 1,000-point scorer and third-winningest coach at Northwestern does a little bit of everything for Jim Delany, including running the league's men's basketball tournament. But it's his role as director of officiating that draws the most attention. Falk, who attended last week's Indiana-Illinois game, selects, trains and grades the Big Ten crews, charting every call anyone makes. He took time this week to discuss his role in Illinois history, Chester Frazier's chest bump and referees' schedules with sports editor Jim Rossow:

Big Ten basketball

Want to know which of this week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who has received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA after a 6-4 week:

Big Ten basketball

Want to know which of this week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who deserves a chest-bump from Chester Frazier after a 5-5 week:

Big Ten basketball

Want to know which of this week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who is headed toward a CBI bid after a disappointing 8-4 week:

Ten questions for Mannie Jackson

One of the first African-American players in Illinois history didn't always feel welcome on campus. That's changed in a big way, one of the most influential figures in basketball donating $2 million to the school just this week. The 68-year-old owner of the Harlem Globetrotters and chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame, who weather permitting will be recognized at today's game, discussed alumni relations, Dee Brown and the Assembly Hall with sports editor Jim Rossow:

Big Ten basketball

Want to know which of this week's games are worth your time? Here's the scoop from sports editor Jim Rossow, who is no longer on the bubble after a perfect 11-0 week:

Valient effort against No. 1 Virginia falls short

URBANA – Brad Dancer was disappointed his Illini couldn't finish what they started Friday night.

But the Illinois men's tennis coach was more impressed with how the nation's No. 1 team, Virginia, reacted when it was down and almost out.

Ten questions for Jimmy Collins

The all-time winningest coach in Illinois-Chicago history still has ties to the Illini. Lou Henson's trusted assistant has friends in Champaign-Urbana, talks regularly with Flyin' Illini like Kendall Gill and Nick Anderson, and keeps tabs on how Bruce Weber's team is doing in the Big Ten. Sports editor Jim Rossow talked with Collins on Friday about basketball in the state, his health and Coach Henson.