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Trey Burke steals the ball from Brandon Paul. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Can’t Handle No. 2 Michigan At Home

Brandon Paul led Illinois (15-6, 2-5) with 15 points but had five of Illinois’ 15 costly turnovers.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Who Are The Illini? We’re About To Find Out

Over the next three weeks, Illinois faces five opponents with a combined record of 78-15. Four of them are currently ranked among the Top 15 teams in the country.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

Fighting Illini.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Richardson Leads Illinois Past Nebraska 71-51

D.J. Richardson scored a career-high 30 points, Brandon Paul added 14 and Illinois ended a three-game losing streak with a 71-51 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night.

01/22/2013

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Minnesota Topples Illinois 84-67

Joe Coleman scored 29 points and Andre Hollins added 19 to help No. 8 Minnesota top Illinois Wednesday 84-67 and remain undefeated in the Big Ten.

01/09/2013

Cheerleaders for the Illinois Fighting Illini fire up their fans prior to a game.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini AD Thomas: ‘We’ve Got To Do Better’ In Chicago

There has long been an apparent gap between Chicago sports fans and the University of Illinois’ athletic programs and Illini Athletic Director Mike Thomas is determined to fix it.

670 The Score–12/19/2012

Tyler Griffey #42 of the Illinois Fighting Illini goes to the basket against the Norfolk State Spartans during the game at Assembly Hall on December 11, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No. 10 Illinois Beats Norfolk St., Improves To 11-0

Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11 and help 10th-ranked Illinois hold off Norfolk State 64-54 on Tuesday night.

12/11/2012

John Groce. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Wisch: With Hot Start, Groce Making Run At Illini History

Minnesota. The Chicago YMCA. Rose Polytechnic Institute. Minnesota again. The Evanston YMCA. Wisconsin. Millikin. Butler. DePaul. Wisconsin again. Houston. Arizona State. Furman. Louisville. North Carolina. … And Gonzaga?

CBS Chicago–12/08/2012

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No. 22 Illinois Beats Georgia Tech 75-62

Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.

11/28/2012

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Beckman To Return As Illini Football Coach Next Year

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas said football coach Tim Beckman will return to coach the Fighting Illini next year, despite managing only two wins this year – none of them against Big Ten rivals.

11/27/2012

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Video: Tim Beckman Gets Run Over By An Official

Illinois’ coaching staff was guilty of three penalties in the game, including when Beckman got in the way of an official and was flagged for a sideline infraction.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2012

Pat Fitzgerald and Tim Beckman. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Northwestern, Illinois Headed In Different Directions

Saturday’s 50-14 win for Northwestern over the Illini represented much more than just another clash between Chicago’s Big Ten team and Illinois’ state team.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

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Northwestern Routs Illinois 50-14

Northwestern wanted to bolster its chances for a big-time bowl game. The Wildcats did that and more. Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern beat Illinois 50-14 on Saturday.

11/24/2012

Cheerleaders for the Illinois Fighting Illini fire up their fans prior to a game.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats Butler 78-61 To Win Maui Invitational

Illinois caught a huge wave of scoring in Hawaii and rode it all the way to the Maui Invitational title.

11/22/2012

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

Purdue Holds On For 20-17 Victory Over Illinois

Akeem Hunt turned a short pass into a 63-yard touchdown, and Purdue took another step toward a second consecutive bowl berth with a 20-17 victory at Illinois on Saturday.

11/17/2012

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Richardson Gives Illinois 78-77 OT Win Over Hawaii

D.J. Richardson drained a 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer, capping a comeback from a 16-point second-half deficit and giving Illinois a wild 78-77 victory over Hawaii on Friday night.

11/17/2012

Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Seriously, What Is Going On In Champaign?

Having co-coordinators in college football is not uncommon, but I’ve never heard of two coordinators splitting up the play-calling by down.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

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

Minnesota Beats Illinois 17-3

It wasn’t pretty, but Minnesota was good enough in a 17-3 win over Illinois on Saturday.

11/10/2012

John Groce. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Wisch: My Plea To Illini Fans During Basketball Season

Here on Basketball Eve, my dual pleas are for Illini fans to not expect too much, and for the Illini players to show us something.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2012

Rod Smith #2 is congratulated Evan Spencer #16, both of the Ohio State Buckeyes, after scoring a touchdown against the Illinois Illini during the second quarter on November 3, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hyde Scores 3 TDs, Buckeyes Crush Illini 52-22

Carlos Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Braxton Miller passed for two scores and ran for another to lead No. 6 Ohio State past Illinois 52-22 on Saturday.

11/03/2012

Everett Golson. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Week 10 College Football Roundtable & Predictions

670 The Score’s College Football Roundtable was back this week and the boys made their predictions for Saturday’s slate of games.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2012

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