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

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)

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 Spartans past the Hawkeyes and into the CFP.In might be time to start referring to the play as “T...

Multiple deaths reported in shooting at Oregon community college

A shooting was reported at Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Ore., on Oct. 1, 2015.  (Google Maps)

By Tribune News Service

October 1, 2015

There have been multiple deaths in the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregonhttp://www.cnn.com/2015/10/03/us/oregon-umpqua-community-college-shooting/ JT, a fire official told reporters Thursday.“We do have multiple deceased that are on scene,” Ray Shoufler, Douglas County fire marshal, told CN...

Dylan Ennis commits to Oregon

Villanova's Dylan Ennis, middle, drives to the basket against Lafayette during the first half in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 19. Ennis chose Oregon over Illinois and Baylor.

By Alex Roux

May 11, 2015

Illinois fans received some bad news on Wednesday, as an Illini hoops target announced he will not finish his college career in Champaign.Dylan Ennis, a 6-foot-2 graduate transfer guard from Villanova, has committed to Oregon. He was also considering Illinois and Baylor.Illini head coach John Groce was...

Michigan blasts Illinois in Big Ten tournament

Michigan blasts Illinois in Big Ten tournament

March 12, 2015

When I left the United Center in December following Oregon’s 77-70 defeat of Illinois, I thought that Illini fans couldn’t possibly leave that building feeling any worse than they did that night. I was wrong.  Michigan crushed Illinois, 73-55, in an 8-seed vs. 9-seed matchup at the Big Ten tourn...

Illini basketball fans might as well be patient — for now

The Illini men's basketball team is introduced before the game against Oregon at United Center in Chicago on Saturday. The Illini have plenty of issues to address if they want to compete in Big Ten play, but the remaining nonconference matchups don't offer much chance for a resume-building win. 

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...

Loss to Oregon troubling on multiple levels

Oregon's Elgin Cook dunks the ball against Illinois at United Center in Chicago on Saturday. The loss to Oregon leaves Illinois with no chance for a marquee win in nonconference play.

December 14, 2014

CHICAGO — As I left the United Center following Illinois’ 77-70 loss to Oregon, most Illini fans had the same bewildered look on their faces. This was supposed to be the year the Illini found balance and consistency, where they put away opponents with their superior depth and shooting, where they h...

Illinois falls to Oregon at United Center 77-70

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice (24) attempts a layup during the game against Oregon at United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Dec.13, 2014. The Illini lost 70-77.

By Sean Neumann

December 14, 2014

CHICAGO – Illinois switched its role Saturday night, but it wasn't enough. After chasing the lead throughout the game in their last two losses, the Illini stayed ahead of Oregon for most of the game. But the Ducks grabbed the lead late in the second half and defeated Illinois 77-70 at the United Cen...

A win Saturday will help Illini win Chicago

Illinois head coach John Groce signals to the team during the game against Illinois-Chicago at the United Center on Dec. 28, 2013. Groce and the Illini head back to the United Center on Saturday to play Oregon.

December 12, 2014

It’s only December, so it’s too early in Illinois’ basketball season for a true must-win game. But a loss to Oregon on Saturday at United Center in Chicago would hurt, and it would hurt badly. It would be a crushing blow to the Illini’s nonconference resume that the NCAA tournament committee wil...

Men’s Track wraps up season at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Illinois' DJ Zhan crosses the finish line to win the 4x100 meter relay during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

June 23, 2014

The Illinois men’s track and field team’s season came to a close June 12, but not before they left their mark on the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The championships were held at the college track mecca of Hayward Field in Eugene, OR. Six Illini athletes competed at the Championships following their succe...