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Illinois falls to Northwestern after being stifled on final play

Illinois' head coach John Groce reacts to a play on court during last season's 86-80 Illini win over Northwestern. His team dropped a 58-56 game to the Wildcats on Saturday night.

By Alex Roux

February 14, 2016

There was a second half full of runs in Saturday night’s nail-biter between Illinois and Northwestern, and the Wildcats had the last one.More specifically, Northwestern’s Tre Demps had the last run all by himself. Demps nailed four straight 3-pointers in the second half of his team’s...

Nunn, Cosby shine as Illinois basketball edges Northwestern

Nunn, Cosby shine as Illinois basketball edges Northwestern

January 15, 2015

Illinois’ 72-67 victory over Northwestern Wednesday night wasn’t perfect.  Wins against the Wildcats (10-7, 1-3 Big Ten) haven’t come easy lately, especially at Welsh-Ryan Arena. This one came down to the wire, with both teams exchanging free throws near the end as Northwestern hung around unt...

Don’t panic about the Blackhawks yet

By Erik Prado

March 21, 2014

March Madness is thought of as a glorious time in sports, and it is, but it's also a little, well, maddening. The other sports are forgotten, like hockey and the beloved Chicago Blackhawks. Hockey is Chicago’s new favorite sport and the Blackhawks is the city's favorite team. Two Stanley Cups in fo...