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Illinois' Alex Diab performs his routine at the meet against Michigan on March 12, 2016.

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

By James Boyd April 3, 2016

Once again, the Illinois men’s gymnastics failed to capture the top trophy in the Big Ten championships this past weekend.Finishing runner-up to Penn State in last year’s championships, the Illini...

Big Ten greatest athlete bracket: Final round

By Daily Illini Staff Report April 3, 2016

After four rounds of voting, The Daily Illini sports staff sent its two final athletes to the championship to determine who is the Big Ten's greatest athlete. As we head into the final matchup,...

Malcolm Hill (21) rises up for jumper during Illinois' 68-63 loss to Ohio State on Thursday, Jan. 28 at State Farm Center. Hill shot 3-for-14 and Illinois went 18-for-56 from the field in the overtime defeat.

Free throws, rebounding haunt Illini in overtime loss to Buckeyes

By Alex Roux January 29, 2016

Check out the radio recap by Basketball Reporter Joey Gelman hereIncredibly, the game was right there for Illinois to win Thursday.After trailing Ohio State for 22 consecutive — and mostly sloppy...

Michigan State running back LJ Scott (3) dives in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The Spartans won, 16-13. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Spartans drive and reach toward playoff, setting up Big Ten-SEC showdown with Crimson Tide

By Dan Escalona December 8, 2015

Michigan State and Iowa were preparing for a fourth-and-goal situation with a College Football Playoff spot at stake. However, before that could occur, LJ Scott reached across the goal line, driving the...

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer scores a touchdown on a 2-yard against Pitt in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Notre Dame won, 42-30. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

College Football Playoff Rankings: Week 12

By The Daily Illini Staff Report November 17, 2015

Editor's note: Each week, The Daily Illini staffers will offer up their take on the teams that should make it into the College Football Playoff.Declan Harty, managing editor1. Clemson (10-0)The Tigers...

Matchups to watch in Illinois-Wisconsin game

By Masaki Sugimoto October 20, 2015

Wes Lunt vs. Wisconsin defense.Wes Lunt has a tall order to fill on Homecoming against the Badgers. Wisconsin's defense gives up around 11 points per game, led by linebacker Joe Schobert, who...

Illini soccer ties with Buckeyes

By Eli Schuster October 3, 2015

The Illini came to a stalemate against the Buckeyes.  Allison Stucky scored for Illinois while Sydney Dudley scored for the Buckeyes The Illini are still undefeated at home.

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg is sacked by Temple defenders Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 game against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Temple won 27-10. (Abby Drewy/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

Dissecting a wild week one in the Big Ten

By Dan Escalona September 9, 2015

Week one in college football is normally pretty quiet as far as drama goes — upsets and season-defining moments are rarities. In the Big Ten, however, the season opened with a deafening bang. There...

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice attempts a shot against Oregon at United Center in Chicago on Dec. 13. Head coach John Groce said Rice could return Saturday against Penn State. The senior has not played since Jan. 3.

Groce: Rice, Cosby could play Saturday against Penn State

By Sean Neumann January 29, 2015

Illinois guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby are both ahead of schedule in recovery from recent injuries. Illini head coach John Groce said Thursday afternoon that Rice has been practicing in skill...

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,...

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...

Illinois' head coach John Groce and assistant coach Dustin Ford talk during the game against Brown at State Farm Center on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The Illini won 89-68.

Excellent opportunity awaits Illini in Miami

December 2, 2014

Going into the season, Illinois head coach John Groce knew the first week in December would feature a matchup with Miami in the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. I don’t think he (or anyone else) expected...

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