Shavon Shields scored a career-high 33 points, making all 15 of his free throws for Nebraska’s best performance at the line in 32 years, and the Cornhuskers defeated Illinois 67-58 on Wednesday night.
The Illini now have notable nonconference foes scheduled out through 2024.
Ohio State has righted itself, but Michigan and Michigan State still remain on top.
Kendrick Nunn scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half and Illinois halted its eight-game losing streak with a 60-55 victory over Penn State on Sunday.
Illinois needs a pick-up from Aaron Cosby, Ahmad Starks and Darius Paul next fall.
Enough with the rhetoric, Illinois and Northwestern. Win some games first.
Wednesday was not Signing Day for the Illini. It was Sighing Day after a subpar recruiting class.
It’s a quality-vs.-quantity debate in seeing who got the upper hand in Chicago recruiting.
Our expert breaks down who the winners and losers were in the Big Ten on National Signing Day.
Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald says he’s “really excited” about his class.
The opportunity provided by a scholarship is great, but the objectification of kids isn’t.
Northwestern’s stealing the Big Ten headlines as others falter.
Gabriel Olaseni had 15 points and 12 rebounds and No. 15 Iowa overcame Illinois’ furious comeback to pull out an 81-74 victory Saturday night.
The Illini are at risk of seeing their two main revenue sports miss the postseason in the same academic year for the first time since 1998-’99.
Mike Thomas has plenty to accomplish to earn his pay raise.
Illinois (13-8, 2-6) was led by Rayvonte Rice with 20 but lost its sixth straight.
LaQuinton Ross scored 18 points and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 16 — including a critical 3-pointer in the waning moments — to help No. 17 Ohio State end a four-game skid with a 62-55 win over Illinois on Thursday night.
After opening conference play 2-0, Illinois has now lost four in a row.
The Illini’s poor start in conference play is all too familiar.
Illinois owned the lead at halftime Wednesday, and they owned an edge on the boards over Purdue that helped the Illini get there. All that changed over the next 20 minutes.
Photos from the Illinois Indiana game on February 7th. The Fighting Illini won the game 74-72.
Joe Paterno’s coaching career has come to a crashing end. Here are a number of photos of Paterno through the years.