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

Wisch: Illini Fumble By Moving Football Opener To A Friday

This is certain: Prospective recruits won’t be watching on a Friday night.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

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

Illinois Football Moves Season Opener From Saturday To Friday Night

Kickoff time for the Sept. 4 game hasn’t been set yet.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2015

Illinois basketball coach John Groce. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Illinois Holds Off Nebraska For Much-Needed Win, 69-57

Rayvonte Rice scored 23 and led Illinois to a win that bolstered its NCAA Tournament resume.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015

Illinois basketball coach John Groce. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Illinois Giving Away Free Tickets For Home Finale

More than 4,000 free tickets have been offered to students.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

(Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: Tim Beckman Still Building Illinois Better

“I’m not here to go to bowl games; I want to go to Lucas Oil,” Tim Beckman says.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2015

Aaron Cosby, right. (Getty Images)

Aaron Cosby To Leave Illini

The indefinitely suspended Cosby will transfer to a new school.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

Northwestern's Ryan Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Phillips: NU Won’t Move Illinois Games From Evanston

Illinois will play its home game with Northwestern at Soldier Field, but the Wildcats will keep theirs in Evanston.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Wisch: ‘Chicago’s Big Ten Team’ Should Always Face Illini There

Illinois-Northwestern football should be played at Soldier Field every year.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2015

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

Illinois Football Moves 3 Home Games Against Northwestern To Soldier Field

The Illini and Wildcats will square off at Soldier Field in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2015

Illinois wing Rayvonte Rice. (Getty Images)

Timeline For Return For Rayvonte Rice, Aaron Cosby Still Uncertain

Both players are indefinitely suspended.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2015

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Football Needs To Draw More Local Talent

Signing day was kind to the Illini. The next step? Keeping more in-state talent.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2015

Aaron Bailey in 2013. (Getty Images)

Reports: Aaron Bailey To Transfer From Illinois

Bailey likely would’ve entered 2015 as the backup quarterback to Wes Lunt.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2015

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: Big Ten’s Signing Day Winners & Losers

Ohio State predictably attracted a top class, but who else had a haul?

CBS Chicago–02/05/2015

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tim Beckman Joined Boers & Bernstein For An All-Time Classic Interview

This was Tim Beckman at his absolute finest.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2015

Illinois basketball coach John Groce. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Basketball’s One Silver Lining

Without a “bad” loss, Illinois still holds out NCAA Tournament hopes.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2015

Illinois basketball coach John Groce. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fighting Their Way Back Into NCAA Tournament Contention

Illinois is 12-6 with a string of winnable games awaiting.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2015

Basketball (Getty Images)

Petteway Leads Nebraska Past Illinois, 53-43

The story of Nebraska’s 53-43 win over Illinois Sunday is found in the numbers. Illinois made just 15 of 55 shots, 27.3 percent, the lowest an opponent has shot against Nebraska since Tim Miles became the Cornhuskers’ coach in 2012. The Fightin’ Illini’s 43 points were the second fewest allowed by a Miles-coached Nebraska team.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2015

Illinois wing Rayvonte Rice. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Short-Handed Illini Just Can’t Get A Leg Up

Leading scorer Rayvonte Rice broke his hand and is out indefinitely.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2015

Illinois wing Rayvonte Rice. (Getty Images)

Report: Illini’s Rayvonte Rice Suffers Serious Hand Injury

Rice is expected to be out more than a month.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2015

Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn defends Michigan forward Max Bielfeldt. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Illinois Drops Big Ten Opener In OT At Michigan

The Illini coughed up a 13-point lead in the second half.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2014

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