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Iowa on its way to owning Big Ten in 2016

Michigan State's Eron Harris, left, is defended by Iowa's Dom Uhi during the first half at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Mich., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Iowa won, 76-59. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

By Dan Escalona

January 19, 2016

Tweet: Forget the Spartans, the Big Ten is Iowa’s to lose, writes college hoops columnist @danescalona77Football season may still be seven months away, but Iowa is making its best attempt at revenge for the Big Ten Championship game on the basketball court — not the gridiron.In case you hav...

Illini basketball can’t afford setback at home against Rutgers

Illinois' Malcolm Hill signals to his teammates during the game against Penn State at State Farm Center on Saturday. The Illini won 60-58.

February 3, 2015

Illinois’ basketball season teetered dangerously close to the cliff’s edge Saturday at home against Penn State when it trailed 58-56 with one minute to play. The Illini avoided falling off the edge, but squeaked out a 60-58 victory in a game that demonstrated how delicate a team’s season could be...