University of Illinois Fighting Illini
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite a win against top-ranked Ohio State, the Illini dropped to No. 12 in the AP poll.
There are more than 20,000 seats inside the United Center.
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.
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.
Fortunately for Illini fans, football season is over and their focus can now switch to basketball
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.
We don’t really know what Ron Zook is up to these days.
It’s safe to say it’s been a nice ride for new Illinois basketball coach John Groce.
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?
Jereme Richmond could have been spending this weekend preparing to start his junior season at the University of Illinois.
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.
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.
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.
Deron Williams is moving to Brooklyn with the Nets, instead of back home to Dallas.
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.
As new Illinois coach John Groce prepares for his first season with the Illini, he’ll do so without assistant coach Jerrance Howard.