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Illinois women’s track and field to host 1st outdoor meet since 2010

April 11, 2014

On Saturday the Illinois women’s track and field team will be competing against more than just other schools. The Illini will have to battle Illinois weather, which has proved this winter and spring it can be tough to handle. The Orange and Blue will host the Illinois Twilight, the first outdoor m...

Illini men’s tennis continues Big Ten success

March 31, 2014

The Illinois men’s tennis team completed its spring break with a 3-1 record over two weekends.  The Illini kicked off the week with a doubleheader win over Indiana and Ball State on the road. Illinois then rolled into this past weekend, which was its toughest weekend of the Big Ten season. The matchu...

Illinois draws Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament opener

Illinois' Tracy Abrams (13) passes after driving to the baseline during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Illini won 83-80.

March 12, 2014

At this point in the season, there are no secrets. Illinois basketball knows Indiana well, and Indiana knows Illinois well. That’s the nature of conference play, and it’s the nature of the Big Ten Tournament. When the Illini and Hoosiers face each other in the early morning game Thursday in Indi...

Illini start strong but falter at end of break games

January 16, 2014

Illinois basketball was on top of the world on Dec. 21. After the Illini snapped a four-game losing streak in the 33rd annual Braggin’ Rights game against No. 23 Missouri, how could they not be? They not only knocked off one of their fiercest rivals, but also garnered their best win of the season. Ill...

Toughness key to Illinois’ victory over Indiana

By Johnathan Hettinger

January 1, 2014

Illinois head coach John Groce and Indiana head coach Tom Crean said a few “toughness” plays can be the difference in a close game, and both coaches agreed that Illinois came out on top in Tuesday’s 83-80 overtime contest because of its determination to win 50-50 balls. “What Illinois does, wh...

Don’t be surprised if Illini creep into Big Ten’s upper-tier

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice (24) attempts a layup after drawing contact during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Illini won 83-80.

January 1, 2014

Although many of the faces are new, Illinois and Indiana produced yet another classic Tuesday. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Illinois’ Nnanna Egwu and Tracy Abrams were the only starters remaining from last year’s memorable game at Assembly Hall, but the first matchup between the two programs at S...

Illinois opens Big Ten play with overtime win over Indiana

Illinois' head coach John Groce instructs his team from the sideline during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Illini won 83-80.

January 1, 2014

John Groce had countless cliches to describe Illinois’ 83-80 overtime victory over Indiana: a “dogfight,” a “heavyweight boxing match,” a “heck of a ball game.” Tuesday’s Big Ten opener was all of those things and more. The Illini (12-2, 1-0 Big Ten) outlasted the Hoosiers (10-4, 0-1) behi...

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