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Illinois vs. Arizona: 10 years later

Illinois vs. Arizona: 10 years later

March 17, 2015

It was truly a magical season: a 29-0 start, a No. 1 ranking for 15 straight weeks, a Big Ten championship and a Final Four appearance. Illinois fans still want to talk about the 2004-05 Illini. Luther Head, Dee Brown, Deron Williams. 37-2, NCAA runner-up. Until the Illini win a national title — i...

Illini men’s cross-country season ends at Regionals

November 15, 2014

The Illinois men’s cross-country team’s hope of continuing its season ended Friday when it failed to finish in the top two of the NCAA Midwest Regional. The team took fifth place out of 29 teams in the 10K race at Bradley in Peoria, Illinois. Oklahoma State and Tulsa finished first and second, respectiv...

Elijah Thomas commits to Texas A&M over Illinois, others

Elijah Thomas commits to Texas A&M over Illinois, others

October 22, 2014

Elijah Thomas, the No. 29 player in the Class of 2015 according to, has committed to Texas A&M over Illinois and three other schools. The 6-foot-9 forward picked the Aggies over the Illini, LSU, SMU and Oklahoma State. Thomas’ recruitment had many Illini fans hopeful that he would end ...

Thomas “relieved” as recruitment nears end

Thomas “relieved” as recruitment nears end

October 20, 2014

When Elijah Thomas announces his college decision Tuesday afternoon, it will mark the end of a wild recruiting process for the star forward out of Texas. Recruiting never ends for college coaches and programs, but for many aspiring Division I basketball players like Thomas, it’s an experience they will ...

Moving on from Jawun Evans: Where John Groce goes from here

Moving on from Jawun Evans: Where John Groce goes from here

October 2, 2014

Shortly after Jawun Evans picked Oklahoma State over Illinois Wednesday, Sports Illustrated released a story on Illini head coach John Groce. The article provided some solid insight into how Groce approaches these high-stakes recruitments, and how he deals with his prized targets committing elsewhere....

Jawun Evans commits to Oklahoma State over Illini, USC

October 1, 2014

Jawun Evans, the No. 36-ranked player in ESPN’s Top 100 in the Class of 2015, has committed to Oklahoma State over Illinois. The highly-sought after point guard out of Dallas has long been one of John Groce’s main targets in this year's class, but on Wednesday he became the latest Illini targe...

Illini women’s tennis clinch 2 victories in Alabama tournament

By Thomas Donley

February 24, 2014

After spending the weekend in spring-like conditions at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, the Illinois women’s tennis team is heading back home with two more wins under its belt. The Illini traveled to the tournament in Montgomery, Ala., where they won two out of three matches against some of ...