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10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

With renovations to State Farm Center still ongoing, the Illinois men’s basketball team will host the first-ever #ILLINIALLIN event. The event will take place at the Ubben Basketball Practice Facility on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1-3:30 p.m. and will consist of an exclusive scrimmage only open to a select few Illini fans.

May 14, 2014

Oct. 1 — Transfer Ahmad Starks denied waiver by the NCAA to play the 2013-14 season. The guard from Oregon State who transferred to Illinois to be closer to his grandmother was told by the NCAA that he could not play this season, leaving Illinois with a hole at point guard behind starter Tracy Abr...

Bugscope Project lets students drive an electron microscope from class

This is a ladybug larvae, a preset for the electron microscope the Bugscope Project uses.

By Austin Keating

April 28, 2014

They call it “the underworld” — a corridor of windowless labs buried 23 feet below the Beckman Institute. Here in the underworld, they house microscopes; massively expensive, research-grade microscopes that won’t be touched by anyone other than a handful of researchers, except for one — the XL 30 E...

Rice leads Illinois to Georgia Tech for Big Ten-ACC Challenge

Illinois head coach John Groce looks up towards the score board during the game against Chicago State at State Farm Center, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

December 3, 2013

It starts between the ears. At least, it does for John Groce. The head coach of Illinois men’s basketball wasn’t happy with his team’s start to Friday night’s game against Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. For Groce, the slow start was mental. He didn’t think his five freshmen handled their Thank...

Ekey’s production can no longer be ignored

Illinois' Jon Ekey (33) shoots the ball during the game against Jacksonville State at the State Farm Center on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The Illini won, 86-62.

By Johnathan Hettinger

November 20, 2013

At his first news conference of the year, John Groce answered questions about everything — his four returning players, his five freshmen, his transfers who had to sit out and recruiting — but one person was largely ignored.   Only one question, the second-to-last question, was asked about Jon Ek...