University of Illinois Fighting Illini

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

Fighting Illini Basketball, Football To Be Broadcast On 670 The Score

University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced today that Learfield Sports’ Fighting Illini Sports Properties has secured WSCR 670 The Score as the newest radio affiliate on the statewide Illini Sports Network.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2013

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

Wisch: Has Optimism For Illini Football Ever Been Lower?

From 1994-98, I was a student at the University of Illinois, and during those four years I saw a grand total of 14 football victories.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Season Already A Success? It’s Looking Like It

By the end of that ugly Big Ten basketball tilt in Iowa City on Tuesday night, the only thing more plentiful among the Illini than missed shots was their disappointment.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

Tyler Griffey.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Need To Make Upset Of No. 1 IU Mean Even More

It was a win that only the heaviest orange Kool-Aid drinker could have possibly seen coming, but it’s a victory that will forever be viewed by every Illini fan as among the greatest in school history.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2013

Tracy Abrams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Drops In AP Poll

Despite a win against top-ranked Ohio State, the Illini dropped to No. 12 in the AP poll.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

Brandon Paul moves around Mike Moser of UNLV at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: I’m Dreaming of Better United Center Matchups For Illini Hoops

There are more than 20,000 seats inside the United Center.

670 The Score–12/29/2012

John Calipari

Wisch: Illinois Needs A New Border War Rival

Come this evening in front of a rabid crowd in St. Louis, Illinois will defend its border against Missouri during the two schools’ annual Braggin’ Rights game.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2012

Brandon Paul

Illini’s Paul Named National Player Of The Week

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association named Brandon Paul the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games of the seven-day period ending Sunday, Dec. 9.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2012

Brandon Paul. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illinois Basketball Ranked In Top 25

Fortunately for Illini fans, football season is over and their focus can now switch to basketball

670 The Score–11/26/2012

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The State’s Best Football Program? It’s NIU

I’ve always found it odd that here in Illinois, despite being the fifth most populous state in the country, we have only three major college football programs.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2012

Ron Zook

Wisch: Would The Illini Be Better With Ron Zook As Coach?

We don’t really know what Ron Zook is up to these days.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2012

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

Groce, Illini Put Together Top 25 Recruiting Class

It’s safe to say it’s been a nice ride for new Illinois basketball coach John Groce.

670 The Score–11/14/2012

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Is This Northwestern’s Best Team Since The Rose Bowl?

So, is it really possible that Northwestern posts not only its best win total since 1995 this year, but even its better by one or two victories?

CBS Chicago–11/01/2012

Jereme Richmond. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Wisch: Jereme Richmond Has No One To Blame But Himself

Jereme Richmond could have been spending this weekend preparing to start his junior season at the University of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2012

Nathan Scheelhaase

Wisch: The Truth About Illinois Football

And this deeper dilemma affecting U. of I. athletics is so discouraging that after reading this column, you very well may be driven to drink yourself.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

John Groce. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illinois Has Something No Other School Can Offer – And John Groce Knows It

From Kansas’ Naismith tradition to North Carolina’s Jordanesque pedigree to Duke’s Coach K-fueled dominance, every “basketball” school in the country has something special to sell.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illinois’ Beckman Mishandled Penn State ‘Recruiting’ Trip

At Big Ten Media Days this week, much discussion swirled around the controversial topic of recruiting current Penn State players, who were who were essentially declared “free agents” by NCAA president Mark Emmert as part of PSU’s sweeping sanctions.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2012

Deron Williams

Former Illini Star Williams Lands Mega Contract With Nets

Deron Williams is moving to Brooklyn with the Nets, instead of back home to Dallas.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

John Calipari

Wisch: Scheduling Kentucky Could Put A Bounce In Illini’s Step

Illinois still needs a nonconference basketball opponent for its annual game at the United Center this December. Meanwhile, down at Kentucky, John Calipari’s national championship Wildcats just broke up with Indiana, their longtime nonconference foe from the Big Ten.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

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

Report: Groce Won’t Retain Howard On Illini Staff

As new Illinois coach John Groce prepares for his first season with the Illini, he’ll do so without assistant coach Jerrance Howard.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012