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Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

By Eli Schwadron

March 3, 2016

On Jan. 7, 2015, swingman Malcolm Hill dropped 28 points en route to a 64-57 win over heavy favorite and then-No.11 Terrapins.chWith leading scorer Rayvonte Rice out due to a broken hand, Hill, a sophomore at the time, had his coming-out party as an Illini. He had everything going on offense — m...

The futility of doubting Michigan State

The futility of doubting Michigan State

By Dan Escalona

January 26, 2016

Tweet: With help from neon, lime green uniforms, Michigan State back on trackMaybe it was the neon green uniforms, but Michigan State was powered by a strange, new energy source Saturday against Maryland. Not only did the Spartans end their three-game losing streak, they kindly reminded the rest of th...

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...

No. 7 Illini volleyball commits 28 errors, falls to No. 19 Wisconsin in four sets

By Eli Schwadron

October 1, 2015

Redshirt junior Romana Kriskova transferred from Virginia Commonwealth to Wisconsin in 2013.Shortly after arriving in Madison, Wisconsin, Kriskova was hit by a car while riding her bicycle on campus — the injury required surgery and she missed most of the 2014 season. This year, the 6-foot-2 Slovakia...

Fighting more than fires

Fighting more than fires

By Brittney Nadler

April 1, 2015

Former St. Joseph Fire Chief Rusty Chism began to notice shortness of breath in the summer of 2013. He thought it may have been related to his heart, but his doctor said it was working fine. They were, however, concerned with a dark spot that appeared just below his chest. The dark spot turned out to be...

Big Ten Roundup

By Complied Sam Sherman

January 20, 2015

Illinois Head Coach: John Groce Record: 12-7, 2-4 Big Ten Analysis: Expectations were high for the Illini coming into the season in what seemed to be a crowded middle of the conference. Well into the season, the Illini have greatly underperformed. They have had some nice wins against Baylor and Mary...

Illini looking to continue home-court perfection against Hoosiers

Illini looking to continue home-court perfection against Hoosiers

January 18, 2015

It’s been an inconsistent season so far for Illinois hoops, but John Groce’s squad has definitely been reliable in one aspect. They’ve consistently won on their home court. The Illini (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) are 8-0 at State Farm Center this year, and they’re looking to improve to 9-0 at home when ...

Illinois must maintain high level of intensity against Nebraska

Illinois must maintain high level of intensity against Nebraska

January 11, 2015

Sustainability.  It’s a trendy word in environmental circles, but the subject of sustainability can be applied to the trajectory of this Illinois basketball season as well.  As Illinois’ impressive win over No. 11 Maryland fades farther into the rear-view mirror, one question regarding the Illin...

Illinois upsets No. 11 Maryland behind inspired, intense play

Illinois upsets No. 11 Maryland behind inspired, intense play

January 8, 2015

In one play, Illinois senior center Nnanna Egwu personified the toughness and grit his team showed all game in a 64-57 win over No. 11 Maryland on Wednesday night at State Farm Center. It came when the Illini led 52-39 with 5:30 left to play, when no sane Illinois fan could feel completely comfortab...

Rice’s injury pushes Illinois into uncharted waters against Maryland

Rice’s injury pushes Illinois into uncharted waters against Maryland

January 7, 2015

Wednesday’s game between Illinois and No. 11 Maryland certainly has intrigue surrounding it, but not the kind Illini fans hoped for. It will be the first game in a season and a half that Illinois will play without its star guard Rayvonte Rice. The senior suffered a broken left hand in practice Mond...

Illinois gives another game away in loss to Michigan

Illinois gives another game away in loss to Michigan

December 31, 2014

By now, Illinois fans should be conditioned to expect the worst.  Why would any Illini basketball fan feel comfortable up 13 in the second half against Michigan? Why should they? For the fourth time this season, this Illinois team has folded like a lawn chair down the stretch, losing 73-65 in overtim...

Illini basketball fans might as well be patient — for now

Illini basketball fans might as well be patient — for now

December 17, 2014

We’re 10 games into the season, and Illini fans have more questions than answers in regards to what John Groce’s Illinois basketball team is capable of this year.  Following Saturday’s loss to Oregon at United Center, many Illini fans were left disappointed. The primary sources of that disap...