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Martinez, Richards, Rodrigues shine as No. 12 Illini wrestling sweeps Sunday afternoon.

By Alex Wallner

November 30, 2015

By Alex WallnerStaff WriterThe No. 12-ranked Illinois wrestling team dominated a pair of matches at Madison Square Garden on Sunday and defeated Princeton at the New York Athletic Club to wrap up a successful East Coast trip.SOThe Illini defeated Big Ten foe Maryland, 34-9, to improve to 6-0 on the season.S...

Jimmy V Classic holds special significance for Hill

Jimmy V Classic holds special significance for Hill

December 9, 2014

Every year, the Jimmy V Classic takes on a little extra meaning in the world of sports. Named in honor of legendary college basketball coach Jim Valvano, the Classic raises millions of dollars for cancer research each year. Valvano died of cancer in 1993.  Illinois faces Villanova on Tuesday night at Madison Square ...

Illini basketball looking to bench against Villanova

Illini basketball looking to bench against Villanova

By Sean Neumann

December 9, 2014

Leaning over and pulling the base of the microphone up to his mouth, Maverick Morgan looked down and avoided eye-contact while he answered questions. The backup center was timid in his responses at the press conference following Illinois’ 70-55 win over American last Saturday. But if this season’s Illini...

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...

Illinois basketball faces Clemson in NIT second round

March 23, 2014

The Illinois men’s basketball team knows it was lucky to survive its first round NIT matchup at Boston University. The Illini rallied from a 17-point deficit Wednesday behind Rayvonte Rice’s 28 points to top the Terriers by four.  John Groce’s squad realizes it can’t expect to dig itself out o...