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Illinois' Khalid Lewis gets blocked on a layup by Wisconsin's Khalil Iverson during the game against Wisconsin at the State Farm Center on Sunday, January 31. The Illini lost 63-55.

The case for and against the Big Ten bubble teams

By Dan Escalona March 1, 2016

Over the next week or two, you will undoubtably hear a lot about bubbles. As it stands now, the Big Ten is guaranteed at least five spots in the tournament. For those five teams —Indiana, Michigan...

Wisoconsin's head coach Greg Gard watches his team from the sidelines during the game against Illinois at the State Farm Center on Sunday, January 31. The Illini lost 63-55.

Beware of the Badgers: Wisconsin basketball is rising

By Dan Escalona February 16, 2016

Tweet: The Wisconsin Badgers are back in the March Madness mix, and opposing teams don't want them in their bracket, writes columnist @danescalona77Five weeks ago, casual observers of the Big Ten could...

Indiana head coach Tom Crean yells instructions to his players during the first half against Minnesota on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Indiana won, 70-63. (David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Hoosiers’ final exam beginning a month early

By Dan Escalona February 9, 2016

Tweet: Indiana, the time for the reality check has arrived, writes Dan EscalonaThe Indiana Hoosiers have piled up breezy victories over mid-majors and Big Ten bottom feeders in the same way many of us...

Michigan State's Eron Harris, left, is defended by Iowa's Dom Uhi during the first half at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Mich., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Iowa won, 76-59. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Iowa on its way to owning Big Ten in 2016

By Dan Escalona January 19, 2016

Tweet: Forget the Spartans, the Big Ten is Iowa’s to lose, writes college hoops columnist @danescalona77Football season may still be seven months away, but Iowa is making its best attempt at revenge...

Illinois' Reilly O'Toole (4) jumps to avoid a tackle during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl against Louisiana Tech at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. The Illini lost 35-18.

A conversation with an Illini: Reilly O'Toole

By Kevin McCarthy October 27, 2015

He wore the No. 4 on the field, but was always No. 1 in the hearts of those all the way from the ole’ Blarney stone near Cork to the bustling town of Champaign. The former Illini starting quarterback...

It's summer of uncertainty for Illini football, basketball fans

It's summer of uncertainty for Illini football, basketball fans

By Alex Roux July 18, 2015

When you’ve been out of school since mid-May, it feels like summer is winding down by the time late July rolls around.Classes start in about a month. The first football game is a little over six weeks...

Groce hosts trio of recruits as current team returns to campus

Groce hosts trio of recruits as current team returns to campus

June 14, 2015

Summer on the University of Illinois campus is generally quiet, a time mostly devoid of any significant Illini hoops news.However, there were some developments this past weekend with John Groce’s program...

Announcing the winner of the Twittournament

Announcing the winner of the Twittournament

March 20, 2014

What does it take to rule Twitter? Here in the Twittournament Final Four, the most popular March competition since spring football, we have a variety of ways to reach the top. You can be a reporter —...

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