The idea of using a bowl game as a launching pad for the following season is a lot easier said that done.
Wes Lunt is still expected to see some action off the bench.
Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin’ Rights game on Saturday.
Kendrick Nunn scored a season-high 16 points as Illinois cruised.
Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman believes freshman forward Dillon Brooks has both talent and instincts.
Dylan Ennis scored 18 points to lead No. 7 Villanova past Illinois.
Receiver Mike Dudek needs to be promoted as the face of the program.
The Fighting Illini will take on Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Malcolm Hill scored 13 points as Illinois defeated American 70-55 on Saturday.
Freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points and No. 15 Miami won a matchup of unbeaten teams Tuesday night.
The Illini (6-0) visit the 15th-ranked Miami Hurricanes (7-0) on Tuesday.
Tim Beckman being retained sends a message.
Illinois will retain football coach Tim Beckman, a team source confirmed.
A different scene took place two years ago at Ryan Field.
Reilly O’Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 147 yards, Josh Ferguson had a pair of rushing scores and Illinois took advantage of five Northwestern turnovers for a 47-33 victory over its in-state and Big Ten rival on Saturday.
Rayvonte Rice scored 21 points as the Illini improved to 5-0.
Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.
Aaron Cosby scored a team-high 18 points for the Illini.
Illinois-Chicago was led by Jake Wiegand’s game high 26 points on 11-of-15 from the field.
Backup quarterback Reilly O’Toole led Illinois on a late drive that set up a game-winning David Reisner field goal, delivering a 16-14 win over Penn State on Saturday.
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.