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Illini Recap: 'What stood out for me was our defense'

Hear from Illinois coach John Groce and seniors Malcolm Hill and Maverick Morgan along with Northwestern coach Chris Collins after the Illini beat the Wildcats to sweep the season series.

Richey: That's a Big Ten winning streak

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick rundown of Illinois' 66-50 victory against Northwestern on Tuesday night at State Farm Center.

MJs Minute: Rod Sickler

It’s a busy week for Rod Sickler, who will be hosting his 14th annual Red Hot Winter, a variety show fundraiser featuring music, comedy, modeling and more Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Jupiter’s at the Crossing. The Rantoul grad was kind enough to swing by our studios ahead of time to chat with Marcus Jackson.

Illini Preview: 'It all starts with hustle plays'

Illinois coach John Groce discusses the challenge Northwestern will present on Tuesday night at State Farm Center, while Malcolm Hill differentiates between hustle and skill plays from the Illini's win at Iowa before also tackling the wildcats. Te'Jon Lucas touches on the fight Illinois still has and his banged up hand before closes it out sharing his thoughts on how he's played of late.

N-G Top 10: Boys' Basketball Week 13

Since losing to Champaign Central, Mahomet-Seymour has won seven games in a row as well as a Corn Belt title. That's why the Bulldogs are back at No. 1 in our weekly boys' basketball rankings. Here's the rundown from sports editor Matt Daniels.


Those Who Served: Floyd Bailey

Floyd Bailey is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Illini Recap: 'What it means to give Illinois effort'

Hear from Illinois coach John Groce and Illini players Te'Jon Lucas, Malcolm Hill and Michael Finke after their road win at Iowa on Saturday.

Richey: Strong finish for second road win

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick rundown of Illinois' 70-66 win at Iowa on Saturday afternoon.

At the scene of Champaign house fire

Marquis Johnson was nearby when a fire ravaged a neighbor's house on Grove Street in Champaign on Saturday morning. 

Illini Preview: 'Took advantage of it to get better'

Illinois freshman guard Te'Jon Lucas discusses how the Illini used their "bye" week to improve and his ability to get to the rim, while senior guard Malcolm Hill touches on defending Iowa's Peter Jok and what sparked the Illinois offense last week.