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Illinois basketball to return to new-look State Farm Center in fall

Illinois basketball to return to new-look State Farm Center in fall

March 19, 2014

The first time Dave Downey walked into Assembly Hall in Champaign, he wasn’t thinking about the spectacle of the building. In March of 1963 his Illini were a game back of Ohio State in the Big Ten championship race. He was thinking about beating Northwestern the next day. Then he stepped onto the new...

Following 3 games in week, Illini basketball gets some needed rest

Illinois' Jaylon Tate (01) dribbles around a defender against Nebraska at State Farm Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2013. The Illini won 60-49.

March 6, 2014

After three games in seven days, the Illini are bruised and battered. Backup point guard Jaylon Tate hurt his ankle against Michigan State on Saturday and Joseph Bertrand went down with a knee injury Tuesday, shortening his senior night short. Illinois coaches and players are not available for the media un...

Valparaiso’s size poses big challenge for Illini

November 13, 2013

John Groce was not happy with his team’s rebounding effort after Sunday’s win over Jacksonville State, and his frontcourt is going to have step up the physicality if he wants to see improved numbers against Valparaiso on Wednesday.  The Illinois basketball team will play Valparaiso at 6:30 p.m. at State Farm Center on ...