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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


Filed under Sports

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 basketball team — one third of head coach John Groce’s allotment of scholarship players – w...

Injury-depleted Illini finish 15-19, fall in third round of Big Ten tournament

May 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois basketball (15-19, 12th in Big Ten) experienced many injuries and off-the-court issues this season. The first blow occurred when point guard Tracy Abrams tore his achilles tendon in July, forcing him to sit out the entire season for the second-straight year. Two other would-be starters ha...

?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

By Alex Roux

December 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 it barely had a chance to take shape. They remember the Springfield series that everyone beside...

Illinois falls back on bad habits as season progresses

Illinois falls back on bad habits as season progresses

December 16, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

According to head coach John Groce: Illinois is not yet a “team.” While the Illinois men’s basketball team has looked to make noticeable improvements to its offense this season, both the offense and defensive sides of the ball have sputtered of late. The Illini (7-3) haven’t found consistency e...

University Basketball Band members bring back a popular ’90s Blues Brothers tradition

University Basketball Band members bring back a popular ’90s Blues Brothers tradition

By Bridget Hynes

March 19, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

For every Big Ten home basketball game this season, Brian Tucker and Nate Leonardi have stepped onto the court of State Farm Center to perform — while wearing suits and ties.  Tucker, senior in Engineering, and Leonardi, junior in AHS, are members of the University’s Basketball Band. Leonardi, who p...