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Letdown

It happens. Usually after putting it all out there. And that's what happened for the Illini on Sunday. After inspiring games against Michigan St...

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View from the Top

Dear Coach Matt Painter and the Purdue Boilermakers,Thank you for your impressive performance in East Lansing tonight. Your road win let a quality...

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Making History

The Kohl Center is not a friendly place to play. In fact, unranked opponents almost always leave with a L. Only NDSU won there a couple years ago...

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In the Spotlight

The Illini took center stage in the college basketball world Saturday, hosting ESPN's College GameDay and holding on to beat the Spartans at home, ...

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Still Playing

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, so there aren't many NFL players still playing. This year, just 2 Illini will be on the field in Miami, but both...

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A New Class

Signing day for college football is not likely to be a banner day for the Illini. Zook's incoming class is ranked 8th in the Big Ten. Not quite w...

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Take the W...

Because this Illini team needs every win they can get. This was a tough one, but it had a happy ending: Illinois 72, Indiana 70.This Illini team f...

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Aye Aye, Captain

Juniors Demetri McCamey and Bill Cole emerged from a difficult few days as the captains of Bruce Weber's '09-'10 Illini. And in a 77-67 win agains...

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Ugh...

The Illini loss at Northwestern is a bit tougher to take than the first two conference losses. The Illini and the Wildcats appeared to be fairly w...

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Reality Check (Part 2)

That was a tough one. Purdue 84, Illinois 79. Not necessarily an unexpected loss, given that (at one time) Purdue was a top 5 team, and given tha...

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Reality Check (Part 1)

What a game on Saturday! Crisp passing. Good shot selection. Nice teamwork.Unfortunately, that only described the Illini for the first 10 minute...

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Monkey Off Their Back

Assembly Hall in Champaign is known as one of the toughest places to play in the country. Filled to the brim with orange, court surrounded by the ...

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Rebuiling Ruined Programs

The Illini are off to a strong start in the Big Ten, at least according to the win column. Their games so far have been adventurous, with an overt...

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New Year's Resolutions

I spent New Year's in the frozen woods of the north, isolated from Bowl games and far from the United Center. But although I missed the Gonzaga ga...

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Like Mike

Sing with me now. "If I could be like Mike. I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be like Mike."Of course, that commercial was probably before the time...

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Another Conference Tip-Off

The Big Ten men's basketball season is underway. Although some of the teams have stumbled in non-conference play, conference play will likely be g...

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Not This Year

All good things must come to and end, or so "they" say. That was true for the 9-year/game Illini win streak in the annual Braggin' Rights game aga...

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Braggin' Rights: 2009 Edition

The Illini head into their annual Braggin' Rights showdown with Mizzou on a record 9-game winning streak in the rivalry game. The Illini haven't l...

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Will Coaching Changes be Enough?

After another disappointing football season, Coach Zook has been making big changes in his team.Paul Petrino left his position as Arkansas offensiv...

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Congratulations to...

Illini outside hitter Laura DeBruler, named first team All-America. Three of her teammates, sophomore right side hitter Michelle Bartsch, junior mi...

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