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.
Tre Demps scored 11 points and made three late 3-pointers to lead Northwestern to a 49-43 upset of in-state rival No. 23 Illinois on Sunday night.
Buckle up, Illini fans. And, well, Bucky up, too. Because, remember, this isn’t going to be a smooth ride.
Ben Brust scored 18 points, Sam Dekker added 17 and No. 4 Wisconsin used a 20-0 run in the first half to easily beat No. 23 Illinois 95-70 on Wednesday night.
For the first time this season, Illinois (13-2, 2-0) has cracked the AP’s Top 25.
Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points to lead four Illinois players in double figures as the Illini defeated Penn State 75-55 on Saturday.
Illinois sank five key free throws late to knock off Indiana in overtime 83-80 Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
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.