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Illinois' Nnanna Egwu, left, and Rayvonte Rice, right, challenge the shot of Indiana's Stanford Robinson. (Getty Images)

Illinois Tops Indiana, Will Face Michigan In Big Ten Quarterfinals

Tracy Abrams scored 25 points to lead the Illini to victory.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

Michigan coach John Beilein. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Tournament Primer: Best And Worst Case Scenarios

There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

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Ekey’s 3 Lifts Illinois Over No. 24 Iowa 66-63

Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night.

03/08/2014

Rayvonte Rice handles the ball against the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michigan Takes Title With 84-53 Win At Illinois

Nik Stauskas scored 24 points and No. 12 Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first Big Ten title outright since 1986 with an 84-53 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night.

03/04/2014

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What Is The Most Popular Book In Illinois?

The most popular book in Illinois? Every state?

03/04/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Suddenly, The Fun Is Back For Illini Basketball

There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.

670 The Score–03/04/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference’s Bubble Grows Larger

Somewhat miraculously, Illinois and Indiana have climbed into NCAA Tournament contention.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

Rayvonte Rice of the University of Illinois drives the ball to the basket. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats No. 18 Michigan State 53-46

Tracy Abrams scored 12 points, leading Illinois to a 53-46 win over No. 18 Michigan State on Saturday.

03/01/2014

Jon Ekey, left, and Rayvonte Rice. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Until They Don’t, Illini Still Control Tourney Destiny

It’s crazy to think about, but a late-season hot streak could still put Illinois in the Big Dance.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

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Illinois Cools Nebraska With 60-49 Win

Illinois freshmen Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill combined for 23 points and the Illini ended Nebraska’s five-game win streak on Wednesday night, 60-49.

02/26/2014

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Illinois Improves To Average In Gallup’s Well-Being Index

When it comes to overall well-being of its residents, Illinois is pretty average compared with the rest of the nation, but the state has made good progress in Gallup’s annual Well-Being Index.

02/26/2014

Kentucky coach John Calipari. (Getty Images)

Elite Chicago Recruit Charles Matthews Chooses Kentucky Over Illinois, Others

Matthews surprised some with the

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

Terran Petteway. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: In Nebraska’s Capital City, A Basketball Program Is Reborn

By Chris Emma- (CBS) Decades have passed since Nebraska had hope on the hardcourt. A team that has historically been an afterthought on its own campus — plus everywhere else — has energized a fan […]

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bernstein: College Basketball Around Here Sucks

College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

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How Long Is The Average ‘Sexual Encounter’ In Illinois?

When it comes to sexual stamina, Illinois is pretty average.

02/21/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The More Games, The Better For Young Illini

Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Nunn Helps Illinois Shoot Down Minnesota, 62-49

Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers’ hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid.

02/19/2014

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By Far, Illinois Has Highest Beer Tax Among Neighboring States

Illinois beer drinkers pay far more in excise taxes that its neighbors, according to a state-by-state breakdown.

02/19/2014

RIchard Pitino. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: Pitino Brings Smart, Hard-Nosed Style To Minnesota

It’s taken a physical, black-and-blue effort for the Gophers to stay in the NCAA Tournament hunt.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

Ed Michalowski talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Rutherford Accuser Defends Lawsuit Timing, Says There’s ‘No Grace Period’ For Misconduct

Ed Michalowski tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine why he chose to come forward with allegations against state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, rocking the Republican race for governor.

02/14/2014

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