Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).
The McNeil and Spiegel Show’s Showpot had a tough go over the weekend.
The Ghost hasn’t galloped in Champaign since 1925. But come August, Red Grange will be back. In spirit, at least.
Purdue figured out how to slow the pace — and still score a little, too, Wednesday night.
John Groce has been hired as the new men’s basketball coach for Illinois.
Butler’s Brad Stevens will not be taking over as Illini basketball coach.
If this pathetic, blubbering mess of failure and self-flagellation is to be somehow disinfected, it will take some real soul-searching before a reconstruction plan can be created.
Amtrak has filed an official complaint against Canadian National railway for regular delays on the route from Chicago to New Orleans.
Freshman running back Donovonn Young introduced himself to Illinois fans with a pair of touchdowns and Nathan Scheelhaase ran for two more on Saturday in a 56-3 blowout over South Dakota State.
Amtrak’s City of New Orleans train resumes service over its full route Saturday, following nearly a month of service disruptions due to flooding north of Memphis, Tenn.
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.
A published report says Illini basketball coach Bruce Weber may be looking to leave for Oklahoma.
This is the risk you run when you recruit eighth-graders.
Mike Davis tied his season high with 22 points, Demetri McCamey added 17 points and seven assists and Illinois dominated UNLV 73-62.
Mikel Leshoure worked nonstop to prepare for the NFL Combine, and that hard work payed off. Now Leshoure is a day away from his pro day, and another chance to impress the NFL scouts and coaches.
It’s filled with potential potholes and a bunch of hazard cones (orange ones, of course), and the only exit ramp off it leads straight back to Champaign.
When the Fighting Illini seniors look back on their four years of college basketball, some of their fondest memories will be of their hoarse-throated coach Bruce Weber and his temper.
Martez Wilson is among three former Fighting Illini players expected to be taken high in the NFL Draft. Unlike his former teammates, Wilson needed a big combine to solidify himself in the NFL Draft.
Frustrated Illini basketball fans don’t want to hear it. Frantic Bruce Weber critics don’t want to hear it. And, heck, to be honest, I don’t really want to hear it, either.
So, maybe this Bruce Weber guy can coach a little, after all. And perhaps Illini basketball isn’t dead just yet.