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Springfield series comes to an end as Illini host Chicago State

Illinois' Malcolm Hill (21) dribbles around his defender during the game against North Dakota State at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois, on Sunday, November 15, 2015. The Illini won 80-74.

By Alex Roux

November 23, 2015

The Capital Games series is coming to an end.Illinois hosts Chicago State on Monday in Springfield, and you’d probably be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t relieved that it’s the Illini’s final game at Prairie Capital Convention Center. Springfield was a logical choice when looking for a ...

Marcus Smart’s draft stock should not fall due to shove

February 11, 2014

Editor’s note: This column is written as part of a point-counterpoint. The other column, in favor of Smart losing NBA draft stock, can be read here. Saturday night, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart lost his temper at the end of his team’s fifth loss in six games. He shoved Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr following a verbal al...