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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...

Kendrick Nunn arrested for domestic battery

Kendrick Nunn was arrested for domestic battery late Thursday afternoon.
March 17, 2016

For the second time in less than a week, an Illini men's basketball player has been charged with domestic battery. Junior Kendrick Nunn turned himself in to Champaign Police on Thursday afternoon after...

Tate's arrest the latest Illinois athletics embarassment

Illinois' Jaylon Tate shoots a three during the game against Minnesota at the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. on March 9. The Illini won 85-52.
March 13, 2016

Illinois men’s basketball made headlines for all of the wrong reasons Saturday morning.Junior guard Jaylon Tate was arrested early Saturday morning on domestic battery charges. Tate becomes the third...

Illinois point guards struggling to fill Abrams’ shoes

February 3, 2016

tweet: #Illini point guards not quite filling the hole left by Tracy AbramsBy Joey FigueroaStaff WriterTracy Abrams has been missing from Illinois basketball's starting lineup for two seasons.It’s...

?A win over Michigan would put a tumultuous nonconference further behind the Illini

?A win over Michigan would put a tumultuous nonconference further behind the Illini
December 30, 2015

The story of the 2015 nonconference season has been written, and it's one Illini basketball fans would like to leave in the past.They know all about the injuries that threatened to derail the season before...

Nunn, Finke establish career highs against Western Carolina

Forward Michael Finke dunks the ball during the game against Western Carolina at the State Farm Center on Saturday. Illinois won 80-68.
December 6, 2015

Kendrick Nunn inbounded the ball to Michael Finke with six minutes left in the first half against Western Carolina Saturday. Finke caught the ball between the top of the key and the right wing, a few feet...

Illini Mike Thorne Jr. has knee surgery

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Illinois' Mike Thorne Jr.(33) dunks the ball during the game against Chattanooga at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois, on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The Illini lost 81-77.
November 30, 2015

Center Mike Thorne Jr. had surgery on his knee for a torn meniscus Monday and is out indefinitelySO. The graduate transfer from UNC-Charlotte left the game in pain during the first half of Saturday’s...

Illini show improvement, but can’t hang with Iowa State for full 40 mintues

Head coach John Groce speaks with a referee during the game against North Florida at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 13. Illinois lost 93-81.
November 29, 2015

Moral victories don’t count in the win-loss column.Illinois lost 84-73 to No. 4 Iowa State on Saturday night in the Emerald Coast Classic Final, dropping its record to 3-4 on the young season.But I doubt...

Reinforcements arrive as Illini blast Blazers

November 28, 2015

Illinois head coach John Groce has always been coy with updates on his injured players. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise, then, when Groce announced a few hours before tipping off against UAB in...

Simpson spurns Illini: Groce loses another point guard

Illinois' head coach John Groce talks to his team before the game against Nebraska at State Farm Center, on Wednesday, March 5, 2015. The Illini won 69-57.
September 9, 2015

Xavier Simpson, the No. 66 player in ESPN’s Top 100 in the class of 2016, has committed to Michigan over Illinois.The 5-foot-11, 170 pound Simpson chose Michigan over Illinois, Miami, Wisconsin and Iowa...

LoVett snub a reminder of Groce’s point guard problem

Illinois' head coach John Groce claps after a Michigan turnover during the game at United Center in Chicago, Illinois during the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, March 12, 2015. 
May 25, 2015

Late Wednesday evening, Illinois men’s basketball fans were issued an uncomfortable reminder.Like a mountain of dirty dishes that eventually becomes too big to ignore, Illini fans were forced to stare...

Illini basketball suffers season-ending blowout to Alabama in NIT

Illinois' head coach John Groce talks to his team before the game against Nebraska at State Farm Center, on Wednesday, March 5, 2015. The Illini won 69-57.
March 18, 2015

The Illinois men’s basketball team didn’t come to play on Tuesday night. Third-seeded Illinois (19-13, 9-9 Big Ten) was outplayed by sixth-seeded Alabama (18-14, 8-10 SEC) in all facets of the game...

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