Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

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.

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 being booed at home after a disastrous 4-6 week.

Ask the expert

Today's query: School resumes today at the University of Illinois. Are any football recruits in the Class of 2008 enrolling early?

Ten questions for Gene Keady

One of the Big Ten's coaching legends wears makeup these days as a studio host for the Big Ten Network, traveling to Chicago from his home near Purdue's campus twice a week to analyze college basketball. Now 71, the seven-time Big Ten Coach of the Year doesn't miss roaming the sidelines but still loves the game. The 11-handicap golfer took time this week to discuss Bruce Weber, Kelvin Sampson and Bob Knight 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:

First and 10

Sports editor Jim Rossow's take on the Rose Bowl:

Survey says...

Sports editor Jim Rossow asked media members who cover the Illini for their Rose Bowl picks:

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Sports editor Jim Rossow's take on the Rose Bowl:

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Sports editor Jim Rossow's take on the Rose Bowl:

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Sports editor Jim Rossow's take on the Rose Bowl: