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In planning the Orange Krush road trip, we misrepresented ourselves as another active charitable organization, which exercised poor judgment. This was our mistake and for that we are truly sorry,” the Krush tweeted from their official account. 

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In planning the Orange Krush road trip, we misrepresented ourselves as another active charitable organization, which exercised poor judgment. This was our mistake and for that we are truly sorry,” the Krush tweeted from their official account. 

After planning its biggest road trip yet, the Illinois student section announced that its tickets to Saturday's sold-out game in Iowa City were invalidated. Later Wednesday, Iowa officials said the tickets were purchased under false pretenses and will be given instead to the Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids.

'I came out and had a few peaceful moments and enjoyed the fans and looked up and saw a lot of orange and realized how fortunate I am to be the basketball coach at Illinois.'

Welcome to “Good Morning, Illini Nation,” your daily dose of college basketball news from Illini beat writer and AP Top 25 voter Scott Richey. He’ll offer up insights every morning on Brad Underwood’s team:

The Big Ten has reached the halfway point of league play. The conference teams are also two-thirds of the way through the regular season. Some call it the stretch run. College basketball writer Scott Richey calls it a perfect time to analyze all 14 teams in a topsy-turvy league: