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Editorial: Stop-gap MAP Grant legislation not enough

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016

Bravo, Illinois state legislature! You did 45 percent of your job. After a long year of diligent work by lawmakers in Springfield, $600 million of state funding was approved by the legislature on Friday to aid nine state universities — a majority of the funding will primarily be used to provide MAP gr...

Illinois Senate passes bill to overturn Rauner's veto on MAP grants

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 2, 2016

UPDATE: The Illinois House failed to pass the three-fifths vote threshold for overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto, despite voting 69 to 48 to pass the bill. According to Illinois law, the bill remains vetoed.The Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 2043 today, which proposed to override Gov. Bruce...

Between injuries and losing records, Illinois-Rutgers is the saddest game of the year

Between injuries and losing records, Illinois-Rutgers is the saddest game of the year

By Alex Roux

February 3, 2016

Tweet: The banged-up #Illini versus a terrible Rutgers team might be the saddest game you watch all year, writes hoop columnist @aroux94 I think we’ve reached the abyss.Everyone associated with Illinois basketball is about to experience exactly what college hoops irrelevancy feels like as the 10-12 Illini tr...

Reinforcements arrive as Illini blast Blazers

By Alex Roux

November 28, 2015

Illinois head coach John Groce has always been coy with updates on his injured players. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise, then, when Groce announced a few hours before tipping off against UAB in the Emerald Coast Classic that junior guards Jaylon Tate and Kendrick Nunn would return to the lineup fr...

Coleman-Lands saves Illini from calamity at the buzzer

By Alex Roux

November 24, 2015

Illinois was teetering on the brink of calamity Monday at Prairie Capital Convention Center.Chicago State, listed as one of the worst of 351 Division I basketball teams by Ken Pomeroy’s ranking system and picked to finish last in the Western Athletic Conference, led Illinois 79-77 with 40 seconds left ...

Illinois men’s basketball hosts Chicago State

By Johnathan Hettinger

November 21, 2013

After Illinois defeated Jacksonville State 86-62 on Nov. 10, head coach John Groce wasn’t happy. His team had just defeated an inferior opponent, but what stood out to him was the rebounding margin. The smaller, Ohio Valley opponent had grabbed 44 rebounds to Illinois’ 37, including 19 on the offe...