Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber coaches the Southern Illinois Salukis during the second round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Would Bruce Weber Return To Southern Illinois?

With Bruce Weber struggling at Illinois and Chris Lowery floundering at Southern Illinois, a reunion between Weber and SIU would make a lot of sense.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Brandon Paul. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Weber: ‘We Can Get Better’

Fresh off their victory over fifth-ranked Ohio State, Illinios is turning some heads in college basketball.

670 The Score–01/12/2012

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Nebraska Will Have Illini Basketball Seeing (More) Red

Nebraska basketball will have Illinois seeing red at noon today when the Fighting Illini (13-3 overall, 2-1 Big Ten) welcome the Cornhuskers (8-6, 0-3) to campus for the schools’ first meeting in a major men’s sport since Nebraska joined the league.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2012

Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith and new head coach Urban Meyer. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Wisch: College Twitter Bans Deny (140) Character Building

If a Twitter ban is meant as a form of punishment for bad behavior, I get it. Because, by barring today’s college kids from using the social networking tool, you’re barring them from engaging in a huge part of campus life.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Crandall Head. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Crandall Head Leaves Illini

Illinois sophomore guard Crandall Head has left the program. Head coach Bruce Weber made the announcement Tuesday in a statement.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Bruce Weber

Wisch: Just How Hot Is Bruce Weber’s Seat?

Heading into tonight’s annual “Braggin’ Rights” basketball battle vs. the streaking Missouri Tigers in St. Louis, Illinois is 11-1.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Bruce Weber

Weber: Illini ‘Don’t Seem To Give In’

You may not believe it, but the Fighting Illini basketball team is 10-0.

670 The Score–12/16/2011

Assembly Hall in Champaign. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Richardson Leads No. 24 Illini Over Coppin State

In an attempt to slow the 7-foot-1 Illinois center, Mitchell and Coppin State turned to a zone-heavy defense, but the hot-shooting Illini handled it with ease in an 80-63 win over the Eagles on Sunday night.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

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Illinois Routs Chicago State 90-43

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Bruce Weber has sought meaningful minutes for his mostly inexperienced bench, and he finally got his wish in Sunday’s 90-43 win over Chicago State. Illinois (6-0) jumped to a […]


Crandall Head (#4). (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Illinois Suspends Sophomore Guard Head

Illinois has suspended sophomore guard Crandall Head for four games over an unspecified violation of team rules.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Bruce Weber and Jereme Richmond (Left photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images, Right photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Wisch: Should Bruce Weber Help Jereme Richmond?

Bruce Weber just got back from a 10-day tour of Italy with his basketball team. Jereme Richmond, meanwhile, recently got done with a four-night stint in the Lake County Jail with well, a bunch of guys I likely want to know nothing about.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Jereme Richmond is consoled by a teammate in January. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Sad Case of Jereme Richmond

As recently as two months before this summer’s draft, someone in the NBA still believed that Richmond was talented enough to belong in the league.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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Wisch: Illinois AD Clocks Out, Leaves Weber, Zook Ticking

The University of Illinois is on the clock. But it’s Bruce Weber and Ron Zook who can hear theirs ticking. At about 5 p.m. this evening Illinois will be without an official athletic director for the first time since 1992.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

Jereme Richmond

Bernstein: Richmond Story Full Of Losers

You would almost have to do this on purpose, to screw it up so badly. It’s hard to accomplish, really, when you consider how many other stupid, spoiled babies surrounded by parasitic enablers have successfully gamed the college system for one year.

670 The Score–06/27/2011

Jereme Richmond

Illinois’ Richmond Declares For NBA Draft

University of Illinois freshman Jereme Richmond has declared for the 2011 NBA Draft, according to the school’s website. The Waukegan native is working out in Chicago and will weigh his options before signing an agent.


Bruce Weber

Weber Committed To Illinois

Rumors started floating around that Oklahoma wanted to bring Bruce Weber on board, but the Illinois coach said “there’s no story” about the topic. Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber said Thursday he’s received calls about […]


Bruce Weber

Bernstein: Weber To Oklahoma Would Make Sense

Today’s story involves whether Bruce Weber is going to leave Illinois for Oklahoma.

670 The Score–03/31/2011

Bruce Weber

Report: Oklahoma Wants Weber For Coach

A published report says Illini basketball coach Bruce Weber may be looking to leave for Oklahoma.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Bruce Weber

Keady: ‘Illinois Is A Better Job Than Purdue’

After a lot speculation, Purdue head coach Matt Painter will remain the team’s head coach. He had met with officials from Missouri about taking the same position for the Tigers.


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Wisch: Can Bruce Weber Learn Something From…Ron Zook?

There was a fire in Champaign this week. Early Wednesday, a blaze started in a building on Green Street – the main Campustown drag – and destroyed a couple of popular restaurants.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011