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Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

May 8, 2016

The majority of Illinois student-athletes made headlines for the right reasons in 2015-16, but six arrests stained several Illini athletic programs in the last year. Four members of the Illini men’s...

Illinois' head coach John Groce signals to his team during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Jan. 18, 2015. The Illini lost 80-74.

Groce addresses Paul’s dismissal for first time

By Joey Figueroa August 26, 2015

It was nothing short of a turbulent summer for Illinois athletics. While the football and women’s basketball programs handled scandals that grabbed national headlines, the men’s basketball team seemed...

Groce dismisses Paul after overseas arrest

By Peter Bailey-Wells August 22, 2015

After a troubled two and a half years with the Illinois men's basketball team, junior forward Darius Paul has been dismissed, head coach John Groce announced Friday.Paul was arrested and charged with vandalism,...

Illinois' head coach John Groce watches the game against Michigan at United Center in Chicago during the Big Ten Tournament on March 12. Groce hopes to strengthen his team through new players.

Offseason anything but quiet for Illini men's basketball

By Alex Roux August 17, 2015

Welcome back.If the Illini’s total meltdown at the end of last season made you want to take the summer off from all things Illinois basketball, I don’t blame you. But the start of the 2015-2016 season...

Darius Paul suspended indefinitely

By Daily Illini Staff Report August 15, 2015

Darius Paul has once again been suspended from the Illinois basketball team, a statement from the athletic department said Saturday."We have specific standards for behavior for every member of our team,...

Illinois' Kendrick Nunn drives to the basket during the game against Darthmouth at State Farm Center, on Dec. 10, 2013. The Illini won 72-65

Opening weekend for Illinois basketball comes on the heels of signing day

November 13, 2014

As if on cue, cold weather has arrived to remind us that basketball season is here. And yes, Illinois football has a very real chance of making a bowl game this season as winter approaches. But it’s...

Illini basketball signs four as signing period opens

November 13, 2014

By Nicholas Fortin Staff writer The Illinois men’s basketball team just got a whole lot deeper. The Illini, who will return 12 players next year, had four players sign national letters of intent to play...

Basketball recruit Elijah Thomas committed to Texas A&M over Illinois and other schools in a ceremony at Lancaster High School in Dallas on Tuesday.

Elijah Thomas commits to Texas A&M over Illinois, others

October 22, 2014

Elijah Thomas, the No. 29 player in the Class of 2015 according to ESPN.com, has committed to Texas A&M over Illinois and three other schools. The 6-foot-9 forward picked the Aggies over the Illini,...

Illinois' Kara Marbury (20) slides in an attempt to retina possession during the game against Arizona State at the Illinois track and soccer stadium on August, 29, 2014. The Illini won 3-1.

Illinois soccer looks to rebound against Gophers

October 9, 2014

The Illinois soccer team is looking to bounce back from its 2-0 loss at Northwestern as they prepare to take on Minnesota (6-6-1) at home Sunday.  The Illini (9-4-0) will relish the opportunity to play...

Illini forward Darius Paul given 1-year suspension

By Daily Illini Staff Report May 13, 2014

Illinois forward Darius Paul has been suspended from all team-related activities for the entire 2014-15 men's basketball season, head coach John Groce announced Tuesday.   Paul, a transfer forward from...

Illinois basketball player Darius Paul arrested

By Daily Illini Staff Report April 22, 2014

Illinois basketball player Darius Paul was arrested after a short foot chase early Tuesday. Paul, a transfer forward from Western Michigan, is being charged with resisting a police officer and underage...

Illinois' head coach John Groce praises his team during the game against Darthmouth at State Farm Center, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. The Illini won 72-65

John Groce thinks Illinois basketball will establish identity in Year 3

April 9, 2014

After maximizing talent in his first two years in the helm, Illinois men’s basketball head coach John Groce expects next season’s team to take a big step forward and be more like the ones he hopes...

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