Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.
There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.
College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.
Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.
Illinois needs a pick-up from Aaron Cosby, Ahmad Starks and Darius Paul next fall.
Mike Thomas has plenty to accomplish to earn his pay raise.
The Illini’s poor start in conference play is all too familiar.
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.
For the first time this season, Illinois (13-2, 2-0) has cracked the AP’s Top 25.
When it comes to weekends, Illini Nation’s was about on par with Bernie’s.
Even if the recruiting sky does fall in today, it’s hardly the end of the world for the Illinois program.
It’s not just a new season for the Fighting Illini basketball team.
Illinois head basketball coach John Groce is certainly making waves in the recruiting process.
It’s a big weekend for second-year head coach John Groce.
To show I’m not just blowing smoke, here are some other suggested sponsors for a few of the Big Ten basketball and football coaches:
What exactly would you call this season for the University of Illinois basketball team?
From the looks of things, it appears that Illinois has a truly elite coach in John Groce.
They say where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Hey, anything to keep my mind off Illinois football, ya know?
The signs around campus still read “University of Illinois,” but right now the place is going by a different name: Transfer Central.