Head coach Bruce Weber of the Illinois Fighting Illini  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Opens With Win Over UC-Irvine

Reserve Brandon Paul scored all of his 18 points on 3-pointers to lead No. 13 Illinois to a 79-65 season-opening win over UC-Irvine on Monday night in the opening round of the 2K Sports Classic.


Demetri McCamey

Illini Open Season With High Hopes, And Anteaters

Illinois is returning all five starters from last year’s team. Tonight, they start their season with UC Irivine as part of the 2K Sports Classic and with high hopes for championship run.


Bruce Weber

Weber Optimistic Illini Could Be ‘Very, Very Good’

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber isn’t quite predicting a Big Ten title, but he says his team could be “very, very good.” Weber talked about this year’s team Thursday night. He says […]