1. Illinois Basketball: Highs and Lows of Fighting Illini's Season Thus Far

    After a 7-0 start to the 2013-14 campaign, Illinois dropped games to Georgia Tech and Oregon, in which they held second half leads...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 6 months ago 1,089 reads 0 comments

  2. Illinois Basketball: Biggest Games Remaining on Illini's Schedule

    John Groce and the 2013-14 Fighting Illini tipped off the season with an impressive 13-2 mark but have since dropped their last three ballgames and fallen outside the bubble in this year's 68-team March Madness field...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 6 months ago 2,215 reads 1 comments

  3. Illinois Basketball: Struggling Illini Searching for Answers

    Okay, so when I wrote a recent article explaining how I thought that the Illinois Fighting Illini looked like an NCAA tournament team, I may have jumped the gun just a bit...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 6 months ago 1,332 reads 2 comments

  4. Illinois Basketball: Fighting Illini Need Short-Term Memory All Season

    College basketball is a grind. Night in and night out, we see strange scores all across the country. Simply put, it is hard to win in college hoops, especially when you have to go on the road...

    Ryan Bothmann Written by Ryan Bothmann about 6 months ago 1,172 reads 0 comments

  5. Illinois Basketball: Why Illini Have the Look of an NCAA Tournament Team

    The 2013-14 season was supposed to be a bit of a down year for the Illinois basketball program according to those that call themselves experts on the subject...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 6 months ago 2,228 reads 3 comments

  6. Illinois Basketball: The 5 Most Impressive Illini in 2013-14 so Far

    After knocking off Illinois-Chicago Saturday afternoon, Illinois finished its nonconference slate with an 11-2 record...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 6 months ago 5,873 reads 7 comments

  7. Illini Hand Tigers First Loss of Season, 65-64

    Tracy Abrams had 22 points for Illinois, but none more important than the two free throws he sank with just over four seconds remaining. .....

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 7 months ago 252 reads 0 comments

  8. Instagram: Groce Mobbed by Illini After Win

    Coach Groce got a warm welcome in the #Illini locker room! #Illinois #BragginRights #TNT #winning #celebrationFollow .....

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 7 months ago 167 reads 0 comments

  9. Illinois Basketball: Illini' 5 Most Impressive Stats in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini have started off the 2013-14 campaign with a respectable, but not overly impressive, 9-2 record...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 7 months ago 1,674 reads 3 comments

  10. Illinois Basketball: Transfers Ekey and Rice Making Presence Known for Illini

    Coming into this season, no one was quite sure what to make of the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team. It was coming off a season in which it won 23 games and made a trip to the NCAA tournament, eventually losing to Miami in the round of 32...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 7 months ago 2,553 reads 0 comments

  11. Illinois Basketball: Fighting Illini's Best Situational Lineups in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini only have 10 eligible scholarship players on this season's roster, as transfers Ahmad Starks , Darius Paul and Aaron Cosby all must sit out due to NCAA regulations...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 7 months ago 2,814 reads 0 comments

  12. Illinois Basketball: Biggest Improvements Illini Have Made in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini had a major makeover following last season's round of 32 loss to Miami in the NCAA Tournament...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 7 months ago 3,519 reads 1 comments

  13. Illinois Basketball: Potential Trap Games for Illini in 2013-14

    Illinois has gotten off to a 7-0 start to the 2013-14 campaign, continuing its recent excellence in the month of November. Those seven wins didn't come easily, however, with two-point victories over both UNLV and IPFW coming last week...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 7 months ago 5,216 reads 2 comments

  14. Illinois Basketball: 5 Adjustments Illini Should Make in 2013-14

    Illinois has gotten off to a 5-0 start during the 2013-14 season, with victories over Alabama State, Jacksonville State, Valparaiso, Bradley and Chicago State...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 8 months ago 2,287 reads 1 comments

  15. Illinois Basketball: No Alexander, No Snider, No Problem for John Groce's Illini

    Illinois Fighting Illini basketball took a hit on Friday. First, John Groce and company lost Quentin Snider to Louisville in the morning...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 8 months ago 8,168 reads 7 comments

  16. Following Alexander Miss, Groce Brushes off the Haters

    When Cliff Alexander pump-faked Illinois fans everywhere Friday afternoon, opting to head to Kansas next season instead of Champaign, it was seen as a massive loss for Illinois hoops...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 8 months ago 336 reads 0 comments

  17. Illinois Basketball: Why Illini Will Survive Despite Recruiting Setbacks

    Friday was a rough day for Illinois Fighting Illini basketball to say the least. First, they lost recruit Quentin Snider as he decommitted and signed with his hometown Louisville Cardinals...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 8 months ago 5,628 reads 0 comments

  18. Illini Fans Are Going After Cliff Alexander on Twitter After His Hat Fakeout

    Earlier this afternoon, Chicago native (and five-star recruit) Cliff Alexander announced his decision to play for the Kansas Jayhawks instead of his hometown Illinois Fighting Illini...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 8 months ago 285 reads 0 comments

  19. Quentin Snider Decommits from Illinois, Signs with Louisville

    According to Raphielle Johnson of College Basketball Talk, Quentin Snider has decided to sign with Rick Pitino 's Louisville Cardinals, breaking his previous verbal commitment to John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 8 months ago 11,193 reads 29 comments

  20. Cliff Alexander: What Landing 5-Star Stud Would Mean for Fighting Illini

    Cliff Alexander will announce his college choice on Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. CST, just 15 minutes after fellow 5-star recruits Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones announce where they will be playing their college ball next season...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 8 months ago 6,461 reads 3 comments

  21. Illinois Basketball: Analyzing Fighting Illini's 2-0 Start to Regular Season

    John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini kicked off their season at the newly named State Farm Center on Friday Nov. 8, as the Orange and Blue defeated Alabama State, 80-63...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 8 months ago 4,268 reads 2 comments

  22. Illinois Basketball: John Groce Quickly Putting Illini Back in National Picture

    As the sun sets early on yet another Illinois Fighting Illini football season, there is a bright light shining on the Illinois basketball program. With the recent verbal commitment from D...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 8 months ago 6,715 reads 3 comments

  23. D.J. Williams Commits to Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' 2014 recruiting class will sign their letters of intent in 10 days, but John Groce and Co. have already gone to work on the 2015 crop of recruits, landing a commitment from Simeon forward D...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 8 months ago 407 reads 0 comments

  24. Illinois Basketball: Illini Win Without Tracy Abrams, Prepare for Season Opener

    Back on October 24, the Fighting Illini won their first exhibition, 101-66, over McKendree. On Sunday, the Illini welcomed Northwood (Mich.) to the State Farm Center for their second and final exhibition contest...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 8 months ago 2,982 reads 1 comments

  25. ESPN Champions Classic in Chicago a Blow to Illinois Basketball?

    Rewind the clock 30 years to 1983. The DePaul Blue Demons , under legendary coach Ray Meyer, were 27-3 and the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA tournament...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 9 months ago 7,538 reads 8 comments