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Your guide to choosing the perfect NCAA bracket

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo watches second-half action on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

By Dan Escalona

March 15, 2016

Tweet: College basketball columnist @danescalona77 gives you some tips for your #NCAA bracketAt long last, March Madness has arrived. It comes as the perfect antidote to any frustration caused by primary season. If you need any last-minute assistance in creating the “perfect” bracket, just check ...

Illini volleyball ready to take on No. 2 Minnesota

Head coach Kevin Humbly talks to his team during the game against Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday, Oct. 16. Illinois won 3-0.

By Lucas Wright

December 9, 2015

The inevitable has finally come for the Illinois volleyball team — it has to face a Big Ten powerhouse in the NCAA Tournament.Following the team’s wins over Southern Illinois in the first round and No. 15 Louisville in the second, the Illini will meet the top seed in their half of the bracket: the Minnes...

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

Illinois’ Pat McInerney celebrates his home run hit during the baseball game vs. Purdue at Illinois Field on April 11. The Illini were assigned the No. 6 national seed and will host a regional in the NCAA tournament.

By Peter Bailey-Wells

May 25, 2015

The Illinois baseball team already won the Big Ten regular season title, ripped off a 27-game win streak and have the highest winning percentage in the country.Now the Illini shoot for Omaha.From May 29-June 1, Illinois will play host to the Champaign regional as the No. 6 national seed in the NCAA t...

Men's tennis suffer upset loss in NCAA tournament

Illinois' Aleks Vukic attempts to return the ball during the match against Ohio State at Atkins Tennis Center, on Sunday, March 29. 

By Masaki Sugimoto

May 17, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team failed to win its second national championship in school history, falling to the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 4-3 at the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas. This is the seventh time the Illini have lost in the Round of 16 during Brad Dancer’s decade as head coa...