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Illinois won’t take American lightly in preparation for Villanova

Illinois won’t take American lightly in preparation for Villanova

December 5, 2014

In sports, the definition of a “trap game” is when a lesser opponent lurks on the schedule immediately before playing a big game.  No. 24 Illinois basketball plays American on Saturday. Then, the Illini take on No. 10 Villanova on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden as part of the Jimmy V Classic...

Tim Beckman not overlooking Broncos, his old foe

March 4, 2016

Tim Beckman comes to Illinois after three years in the Mid-American Conference with Toledo. But when the Illini take the field in Saturday’s season opener at Memorial Stadium, the head coach will be right back in the conference he left behind. The MAC’s Western Michigan is first up for Illinois. The Br...