Jim Rossow

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Chat about UI basketball

Ask college basketball beat writer Paul Klee about recruiting during Wednesday's online chat. Submit questions now.

Lou Henson online chat at 1

Legendary coach Lou Henson, who will reunite with several members of his 1983-84 Big Ten championship Illini this weekend in Champaign, will stop by HQ headquarters on Tuesday to conduct an online chat. Submit questions now.

Jim Rossow's Big Ten Basketball Report

Sports editor Jim Rossow takes a look around the world of Big Ten basketball.

Jimmy Jackson Q&A

10 questions for .... Jimmy Jackson

The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year doesn't play much basketball anymore, but he remains close to the game he loves. A Big Ten Network analyst, the former Ohio State star will work Sunday's Illinois-Michigan game at Crisler Arena. Sports editor JIM ROSSOW caught up with the 38-year-old Toledo, Ohio, native Friday to discuss LeBron James, the Fab Five and Thad Matta.

Big Ten: Not so rosy

Not so rosy
Penn State's loss to USC was the latest Big Ten meltdown in Pasadena. The conference has lost six consecutive Rose Bowls since Wisconsin beat Stanford 17-9 in 2000:

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News you can't leave work without: Want to watch the BCS title game on a really big screen?

The Beverly Cinema in Champaign will be showing the Florida-Oklahoma game in 3D HD. Kickoff for the Jan. 8 showdown is 7 p.m. C-U time.


12 days (and stories) of Christmas

To get us in the holiday mood, sports editor Jim Rossow picked out 12 of his favorite stories that ran in the past five years in The News-Gazette.

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News you can't leave work without: Illinois inched closer to a spot in the AP Top 25, collecting 20 votes. A numerical look at the latest rankings and how they relate to the Big Ten.

Faceoff: How will the Big Ten fare in bowl games?

Rossow vs. Bleill: How will the Big Ten fare in bowl games?

Faceoff: Who wins next week's Braggin' Rights game?

Staff writer Bob Asmussen and Sports editor Jim Rossow debate the winner of next week's Illinois-Missouri Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis.