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Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

March 17, 2015

When you’re young, you rarely think long-term. I grew up in a golden era of Illinois basketball in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Big Ten titles and NCAA tournament appearances were the norm. I didn’t associate Illinois basketball with anything other than success, since it had been good for...

Illinois vs. Arizona: 10 years later

Illinois vs. Arizona: 10 years later

March 17, 2015

It was truly a magical season: a 29-0 start, a No. 1 ranking for 15 straight weeks, a Big Ten championship and a Final Four appearance. Illinois fans still want to talk about the 2004-05 Illini. Luther Head, Dee Brown, Deron Williams. 37-2, NCAA runner-up. Until the Illini win a national title — i...

Wrestling ends season with national champion but fails to meet expectations

Wrestling ends season with national champion but fails to meet expectations

By Daniel Dexter

May 14, 2014

Despite Jesse Delgado bringing home another individual national championship for the Illinois wrestling team, head coach Jim Heffernan was still not satisfied with the season as a whole. The team has high expectations every season, and a 13th-place finish at the national tournament did not meet those goal...