Illini's Kofi Cockburn Exposes Racist Social Media Comment He Received After NCAA Tournament LossIllinois big man Kofi Cockburn is the second college basketball player to face racist comments on social media following a loss in the NCAA Tournament.
Loyola, Illini Excited For All-Illinois Matchup In NCAA Tournament Sunday: 'It's Great For Our State'Many hoped Illinois and Loyola would meet a little later in the NCAA Tournament, but they’re meeting on Sunday.
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.
Illini Focused On Winning As They Prepare To Take On Drexel In NCAA TournamentThe Illini are set to begin what they hope is a long run in the NCAA Tournament with a first-round game against 16th-seeded Drexel.
Ayo Dosunmu Named USA Today's National Player Of The Year As Illini Prepare For NCAA TournamentIllinois guard Ayo Dosunmu is racking up the awards, and the latest might be his biggest yet.
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.
Illini Secure No. 1 Seed In NCAA Tournament, Loyola Gets No. 8 Seed In Same BracketAs expected, Illinois (23-6) secured a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
No. 3 Illinois Beats No. 9 Ohio State To Take Big Ten TitleNo. 3 Illinois accomplished one major goal. The next one will be even more difficult.
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.
No. 9 Buckeyes Edge No. 4 Wolverines, Will Face No. 3 Illini In Big Ten Title GameDuane Washington Jr. scored 24 points and E.J. Liddell added 18 and No. 9 Ohio State fended off a frantic finish from No. 4 Michigan for a 68-67 victory Saturday and a chance to play for the Big Ten Tournament title.
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.
Houston Texans Add Lovie Smith As Defensive CoordinatorThe Houston Texans have hired former Bears and Illini coach Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator, one of many new additions to first-year coach David Culley's staff.
Pulliam, Northwestern Women Rout Illini In Big TenLindsey Pulliam scored 21 points and fifth-seeded Northwestern used a lock-down first half to roll to a win over 12th-seeded Illinois on Wednesday in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament.
Dosunmu, Cockburn Named To All-Big Ten First Team, Illini Rack Up Other AwardsThe Fighting Illini are up to No. 3 in the nation in this week's rankings - and at 16-4 they just finished their winningest Big Ten season in school history.
Dosunmu's Return Powers No. 4 Illinois Over No. 7 Ohio StateAyo Dosunmu returned after missing three games with a concussion and facial injuries to score 19 points, and No. 4 Illinois rallied to beat No. 7 Ohio State.