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Ben Brust hits a three against American in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Brust, Kaminsky Represent The Illinois Products Who Got Away

There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Illinois products.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: My One Big Problem With Groce This Season

Had John Groce gone to his bench earlier in the season, the Illini might be in the NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Struggling Illini Need To Rediscover Their Toughness

The Illini’s poor start in conference play is all too familiar.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2014

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Illinois Falls To Purdue 66-58

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.

01/15/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Demps, Northwestern Upend No. 23 Illinois 49-43

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.

01/12/2014

Joseph Bertrand  of the Illinois fights Josh Gasser of the Wisconsin Badgers for a loose ball. (Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

No. 4 Wisconsin Routs No. 23 Illinois 95-70

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.

01/08/2014

Mike Shaw. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Pounds Penn State 75-55

Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points to lead four Illinois players in double figures as the Illini defeated Penn State 75-55 on Saturday.

01/04/2014

Nathan Scheelhaase

Northwestern Closes With 37-34 Win Over Illinois

Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian threw for 414 yards and four touchdowns and Christian Jones caught 13 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past Illinois 37-34 Saturday in the finale for both teams.

11/30/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Illinois Snaps 20 Game Conference Skid With 20-16 Win Over Purdue

Steve Hull caught a career-high 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns to help Illinois defeat Purdue 20-16 on Saturday afternoon.

11/23/2013

John Groce. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce Can Make Big Splash With Curie’s Alexander

It’s a big weekend for second-year head coach John Groce.

670 The Score–10/25/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Illinois Blows By Miami (OH), 50-14

Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns and Illinois used a 29-point second quarter to blow by Miami of Ohio 50-14 on Saturday.

09/28/2013

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Wisch: Illini Football Steps Up Schedule, Steps Away From Chicago

Dave Wischnowsky offers up his thoughts on the Illini’s recent scheduling moves.

670 The Score–09/27/2013

: Jaydon Mickens #2 of the Washington Huskies breaks away from V'Angelo Bentley #2 of the Illinois Fighting Illini on his way to a touchdown at Soldier Field on September 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Washington defeated Illinois 34-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini Rally Falls Short Vs No. 19 Washington

Coming off a big win, Illinois really had a chance to open some eyes.

09/15/2013

Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Il. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Stuns Cincinnati, 45-17

Nathan Scheelhaase passed for 312 yards and four touchdowns to lead Illinois to a surprise 45-17 win Saturday over Cincinnati.

09/07/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

NU’s Ellis, Illini’s Scheelhaase Take Home Big Ten Honors For Week 1 Efforts

Northwestern linebacker Collin Ellis and Illinois Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase both received awards for their efforts in Week 1 of the college football season.

09/02/2013

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Scheelhaase Leads Illini To 42-34 Victory Over SIU

Nathan Scheelhaase threw for career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. But the Illini had to hang on late to beat the Football Championship Subdivision school.

08/31/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Transfers Not A Sign Of Trouble For Groce, Illini

The signs around campus still read “University of Illinois,” but right now the place is going by a different name: Transfer Central.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2013

Michigan celebrates its regional title. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten Pride Has Me Rooting For… Michigan?

In a fascinating twist of fandom, this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament has turned the rooting interests for many Midwestern hoops followers on its head as Big Ten pride has outweighed school pride.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

Mike Shaw. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Three Illini Basketball Players Plan To Transfer

Three Illinois basketball players have been granted permission to transfer and will do so when the spring semester ends.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

Duke associate head coach Chris Collins celebrates the 2010 National Championship with Jon Scheyer, who he recruited to Duke from Glenbrook North. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: Collins Will Heat Up The Illinois-Northwestern Rivalry

Collins’ Blue Devil blood alone is probably enough to get most Illini fans’ own boiling, but he may also elevate the rivalry in other ways both on and off the court in Evanston.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

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