The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Illinois junior Kofi Cockburn shoots a floater during the teams 82-72 win over Notre Dame at State Farm Center on Monday.

Player grades: Shorthanded Illinois shows promise in 10-point victory over Notre Dame

By Josh Pietsch, Sports On-Air Editor

In the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and without point guard...

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood walks down the court during the teams game against St. Francis (Ill.) on Oct. 23. The Illini will be missing several key players against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Monday night.

Undermanned Illinois set to battle Notre Dame in Big Ten/ACC challenge

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer

No. 14 Illinois will host Notre Dame in the 23rd annual...

Alfonso Plummer dribbles during Illinois game against Jackson State on Nov. 9. Plummer scored 21 points on seven triples in the Illinis 72-64 win over the Kansas State Wildcats on Tuesday night.

Alfonso Plummer rescues injury-plagued Illinois men’s basketball in win over Kansas State

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer

Alfonso Plummer and Kofi Cockburn combined for 44 points...

DaMonte Williams drives with the ball during Illinois mens basketballs game against Jackson State on Nov. 9. The Illini fell, 71-51, to the Cincinnati Bearcats in Kansas City on Monday night.

Offense goes missing in second half as Illinois men’s basketball falls to Cincinnati

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer

Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points as the Illini were blown...

Kofi Cockburn high fives a fan after watching the Illinois game against Jacksonville State University on Nov. 9. Illini basketball still faces setbacks despite the end of his suspension.

Column | Even as Kofi Cockburn returns, multiple issues still stare Illini right in the face 

By Josh Pietsch, Sports On-Air Editor

Illini fans should and will be happy this week, as...

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood yells at his bench during the teams game against Jackson State on Nov. 9. The Illini were out of sorts on offense all night, ultimately falling on the road to Marquette, 67-66.

Marquette notes, grades: Illini offense disappoints in last-minute loss to Golden Eagles

By Josh Pietsch, Sports On-Air Editor

What a disaster. Despite leading for nearly the entire...

An Illini light display is shown at State Farm Center on Nov. 9 during Illinois win over Jackson State. The Illini struggled against the Marquette Golden Eagles, losing 67-66 on the road despite Trent Fraziers 23-point performance.

No. 10 Illinois falls to Marquette on the road, finishes with 26 turnovers in one-point loss

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer

Illinois lost to Marquette, 67-66, behind 26 turnovers...

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