Top-Seeded Illinois Cruises Past Drexel 78-49 To Open NCAA TournamentKofi Cockburn muscled his way to 18 points and Illinois cruised past 16th-seeded Drexel 78-49 Friday in the Illini’s first NCAA Tournament game as a No. 1 seed in 16 years.
Big Ten Has Record 9 NCAA Tourney Teams; 4 Get 1 Or 2 SeedsThe Big Ten again has more teams in the NCAA Tournament than any other conference, including a pair of No. 1 seeds and two No. 2s among its record nine teams in the Big Dance.
Kofi Cockburn Leads No. 3 Illini Over No. 5 Hawkeyes, To Advance To Big Ten Title Game Vs. No. 9 BuckeyesThe Fighting Illini (22-6) have won six straight, with three coming against top-10 foes. If Illinois wins one more, against No. 9 Ohio State, it would claim its first tourney title since 2005.
Texans Hire Former Bears And Illini Coach Lovie Smith As Defensive CoordinatorSmith, who will also hold the title of associate head coach, coached at Illinois from 2016 until he was fired in December. He coached the Bears from 2004-12.
Illini Win 74-69 As Wisconsin’s Trice-Led Rally Falls ShortKofi Cockburn scored 19 points and No. 5 Illinois topped No. 23 Wisconsin 74-69 on Saturday, completing its first sweep of the regular-season series since 2005.
Illinois Alum Nick Allegretti Helps Kansas City Chiefs Reach 2nd Super Bowl; 'Gonna Go Take Care Of This'On Sunday, Allegretti returns to the Super Bowl in just his second NFL season as a key starter on Kansas City's offensive line.
Liddell, No. 21 Ohio St power past No. 14 Illinois 87-81Ayo Dosunmu led Illinois (9-5, 5-3) with 22 points. Kofi Cockburn scored 15 and freshman Adam Miller added 14 points for the Illini.
Cockburn And Dosunmu Lead No. 15 Illinois Past Purdue 66-58Kofi Cockburn had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Ayo Dosunmu scored 12 and No. 15 Illinois beat Purdue 66-58 on Saturday.
No. 24 Hawkeyes Score 35 Straight To Beat Fighting Illini 35-21Spencer Petras threw three touchdown passes and No. 24 Iowa scored 35 straight points after trailing by two touchdowns early to beat Illinois 35-21 on Saturday.
Fighting Illini Win In Nebraska For First Time Since 1924, Top Turnover-Prone Cornhuskers 41-23Illinois (2-3, 2-3) led 28-10 after two quarters, their most first-half points against a conference opponent in 10 years, and won its second road game in as many weeks.
Big Ten Football Season Set To Begin On Labor Day WeekendThe Big Ten was the last of the Power Five conferences to announce its schedule as college football navigates how to play games amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Illini Top Rutgers, Stand Alone In Second Place In Big Ten BasketballThe Illinois Fighting Illini are hoping to be dancing in March, and winning tough games like the one Saturday against Rutgers will help.
Iowa Blows Out Illinois, Advances To Face Michigan In Big Ten TournamentThe Fighting Illini (12-21) used a 9-0 run to trim the Hawkeyes' lead to 30-29 with 4:38 left in the first half, but they gradually fell off the pace from there.
Illini Beat Wildcats 74-69 In Overtime In Big Ten TournamentThe Illini survived overtime 74-69 to advance to the second round to face Iowa.
Big Ten Tournament At Garden Opens With Iowa Beating IllinoisJordan Bohannon scored 25 points and had six assists.