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Reilly O'Toole (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Louisiana Tech Tops Illinois In Heart Of Dallas Bowl

Illinois’ 35-18 loss dropped it to 6-7 on the year.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2014

Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Illinois Moves Into AP Poll At No. 24

The Illini (6-0) visit the 15th-ranked Miami Hurricanes (7-0) on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

: Head coach Tim Beckman of the Illinois Fighting Illini coaches against the Northwestern Wildcats during the fourth quarter.  . (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Firing Beckman Would Be Foolish

A different scene took place two years ago at Ryan Field.

11/29/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Wisch: Will Thomas Hold Beckman To Zook’s Standards?

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

Donovonn Young #5 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs the ball as Nyeem Wartman #5 of the Penn State Nittany Lions pursues at Memorial Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois defeated Penn State 16-14. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Illini Field Goal Sinks Penn State, 16-14

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.

11/22/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Have The Talent, Now Need The Consistency

John Groce’s third year in Champaign comes with higher expectations.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

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Red-Hot Illinois Defeats Coppin State, 114-56

While Illinois hung 114 points on Coppin State Sunday, coach John Groce didn’t want to talk about the offense.

11/16/2014

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

Springfield Will Host 5 Illini Basketball Games In 2015

The games will be played at the 7,700-seat Prairie Capital Convention Center.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2014

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Illini Fall To Purdue, 38-27

Purdue gashed Illinois for 349 yards rushing and first-time starting quarterback Austin Appleby threw for a touchdown and ran for two more to lead Purdue to a 38-27 upset Saturday at Illinois.

10/04/2014

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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