The Bernstein Brief: Finally, A New Illinois MascotA university that gets so much wrong is picking a new mascot -- what could go wrong?
U Of I Moves Forward With Plan To Establish A MascotChief Illiniwek had long been identified as the U of I’s main symbol, but opposition mounted over years based on concerns the icon was racially insensitive.
Student Panel Wants U Of I To Consider Replacement For Chief IlliniwekThe university in Champaign-Urbana stopped using Chief Illiniwek in 2007 under pressure from the NCAA, following years of controversy.
Illinois Settles With Ex-Coach Tim Beckman, Female Ex-AthletesIllinois will pay Beckman $250,000.
Listen: The Starting Lineup With Chris Emma -- Episode 1A new audio feature with Chris Emma, debuting with Lovie Smith, Danny Trevathan and White Sox Dave.
Bernstein: 2 Coaches Set Bad ExamplesMike Krzyzewski and Robert Smith were completely wrong in recent comments.
The Bernstein Brief: Illinois Press Conference An Empty ShowThis was a failed attempt to shore up confidence in recruiting targets reluctant to commit to the Illini.
Josh Whitman On John Groce: 'Continue To Believe Very Strongly' In His LeadershipIllinois has had four players arrested in the past seven-plus months.
Rodewald: Illinois' John Groce Begins His Last StandGroce continued his work on the recruiting trail in Peoria, as engaged as ever.
Baffoe: John Groce Should Be Fired From IllinoisCoaches don’t get to survive epidemics.
Illinois' Kendrick Nunn Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic BatteryNunn was accused of striking a woman during a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon at a home near campus.
Lovie Smith's Contract Approved By Illinois Trustees, Could Pay Him Up To $29M With IncentivesSmith will be paid a $1 million bonus if he remains at Illinois for three seasons and again if he stays all six seasons.