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John Groce. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Hoops Season Set To Begin, So Breathe Easy

It’s not just a new season for the Fighting Illini basketball team.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2013

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

Simeon’s Williams Commits To Illinois

Illinois head basketball coach John Groce is certainly making waves in the recruiting process.

11/05/2013

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Listen: Ken Norman Goes After Stephen Bardo

Stephen Bardo has new book out on the ’89 Illini and former teammate Ken Norman says certain parts of the book are 100 percent untrue.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

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Wisch: Illini Sorry On The Field, But Smart With Scheduling

Right now, Illinois football isn’t going anywhere. But in the future? Well, it could be.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Soyuz Rocket Launches Crew To Space Station

Illini Grad Talks To U. Of I. Students From International Space Station

Hopkins had 10 minutes to answer questions from Illini aerospace engineering students at the University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is a 1991 engineering graduate and was co-captain of the Illini football team.

10/30/2013

Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini’s Beckman Needs A Win To Create Any Believers

It’s that simple. Yet, of course, for the Fighting Illini, it isn’t at all.

670 The Score–10/29/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Scheelhaase’s Dad Banned From Illinois Campus

Just days after he was arrested following a fight in the stands, the father of Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has been banned from the University of Illinois campus for one year.

670 The Score–10/29/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Scheelhaase’s Dad Arrested After Fight In Stands At Illini Game

This may just add insult to injury for Illini Nation.

670 The Score–10/28/2013

Derrick Rose . (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wisch: Chicago Sports Got You Down? Here Are Some Pick-Me-Ups

Yes, right now, it’s a pretty rough time to be a sports fan in the Land of Lincoln. But all is not lost. In fact, even as the temperature in Chicago starts to bottom out, there are some pick-me-ups on the local sports scene that are still warming my heart this week.

670 The Score–10/22/2013

Barry Alvarez.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: Alvarez’s Wisconsin Remains Blueprint For Illini

here was a time when Wisconsin football was Illinois football.

670 The Score–10/19/2013

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

Wisch: Picking ‘Naming Rights’ For Big Ten Coaches

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:

670 The Score–10/08/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Seeing Red In Illini’s First Big Ten Trip To Nebraska

The Illini don’t have a Red Grange this season, but with Bill Cubit’s offense they may have more than a Galloping Ghost of a chance vs. the Huskers.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

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

Wisch: Illini Short On Expectations, Long On Experience

What exactly would you call this season for the University of Illinois basketball team?

CBS Chicago–10/03/2013

Yongfei Ci (Credit: Champain County Sheriff's office)

$10M Bond For U Of I Student Charged With Killing Ex-Girlfriend

Bond was set at $10 million for a University of Illinois student charged in connection with the murder of this ex-girlfriend.

09/28/2013

Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Football Has Chicago Options For 2015

I’ve compiled a list of nonconference opponents that also have an open date on Sept. 5, 2015.

670 The Score–09/20/2013

Nathan Scheelhaase (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Calling For An Illini Football Encore In Chicago

If Illinois wants more fans to end up making the 140-mile trip down to Champaign, they likely have to bring the product up to them first.

670 The Score–09/17/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce Is The Coach Illini Fans Have Been Waiting For

From the looks of things, it appears that Illinois has a truly elite coach in John Groce.

670 The Score–09/13/2013

Soldier Field. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Baker: Chicago Messed Up With Soldier Field

I can’t help but be frustrated by all of the money Chicago has left on the table by being so shortsighted.

670 The Score–09/13/2013

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

University Of Illinois Gives President Bonus, Pay Raise

The University of Illinois giving President Bob Easter a $90,000 bonus and a pay raise.

09/12/2013

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

Wisch: Tim Beckman Can Win – With A Great O-Coordinator

If Tim Beckman’s coaching career at Illinois really does go from knocking on death’s door to cracking – or even kicking – it open for his return in 2014, he’ll probably be able to thank heavens for one person.

670 The Score–09/12/2013

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