1. Illinois Basketball: Strengths and Weaknesses of 2014-15 Fighting Illini Roster

    The 2013-14 Illinois Fighting Illini squad posted a 20-15 record, including a 7-11 mark in Big Ten play. John Groce's bunch had their highs and lows, but the season ultimately ended with a 50-49 loss at Clemson in the second round of the NIT...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 6 months ago 5,662 reads 4 comments

  2. Illinois' Darius Paul Faces Charges of Resisting, Underaged Drinking

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 6 months ago 906 reads 0 comments

  3. Illinois Basketball: Getting to Know Fighting Illini's Stud Transfers

    The 2013-14 Fighting Illini featured only three returning players from John Groce's first Illini squad, those being Joseph Bertrand, Tracy Abrams and Nnanna Egwu ...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 6 months ago 4,991 reads 2 comments

  4. Illinois Basketball: Introducing Fighting Illini's 2014 Recruiting Class

    The 2014 recruiting process was an interesting one for coach John Groce and the Fighting Illini program, to say the very least...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 6 months ago 6,643 reads 3 comments

  5. Video: Illinois Basketball to Get New Uniforms, “Rebrand” to Begin April 16

    It's been an offseason full of uniform changes in college football. Miami released its new digs on Saturday. Florida State and Mississippi State showed off their modern threads earlier in the week...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 7 months ago 130 reads 0 comments

  6. Illinois Basketball: Why the Future Looks Bright Despite Current Struggles

    It's been a tough year for fans of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball as they have watched their team plummet to the bottom of the Big Ten standings after a promising start...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 8 months ago 4,159 reads 0 comments

  7. Illinois Basketball: Freshman Kendrick Nunn a Superstar in the Making

    Kendrick Nunn, who hails from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, originally committed to play his college ball at Texas A&M. After later reopening his recruitment, Nunn committed to play for Illinois' new head coach John Groce in the fall of 2012...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 8 months ago 6,616 reads 6 comments

  8. Illinois Basketball: Stock Up, Stock Down for Fighting Illini Starters

    John Groce's Illinois Fighting Illini have dropped 10 of their last 11 contests, posting a 3-10 Big Ten record, good for last place in the 12-team conference...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 4,007 reads 0 comments

  9. Photo: Illinois' Student Section Has Hilarious Aaron Craft Bio

    Jeer cards are nothing new in college sports – student sections across the country have long been coming up with clever ways to distract opposing players...

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  10. Freshman Starters Kendrick Nunn, Malcolm Hill Energize Illinois

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  11. Video: Nunn Draws D for Lob to Egwu

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  12. Illinois Basketball: 5 Burning Questions for Remainder of 2013-14 Season

    John Groce's Illinois Fighting Illini battled back from a 21-point first half deficit on Saturday night at home against Iowa, only to falter in the game's final minutes...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 3,782 reads 0 comments

  13. Keys to Turning Around the 2014 Fighting Illini Basketball Season

    My, how the season has changed for the Fighting Illini . After beginning the season at 11-2 in nonconference play and opening Big Ten play with two wins, the Illini have since ...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 9 months ago 3,014 reads 4 comments

  14. Illini AD Mike Thomas Gets Raise, Three-Year Extension

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  15. Groce Expresses Regret over Outburst Saturday vs. Michigan State

    After starting Big Ten play with wins over Indiana and Penn State, Illinois has hit a rough patch in the form of a four-game losing streak. The most recent of those defeats came on Saturday night, with the Fighting Illini dropping a 78-62 decision to No..

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 9 months ago 52 reads 0 comments

  16. Illinois Basketball: What Fighting Illini Need to Do to Get Back into Big Dance

    With a 13-6 overall record, including a 2-4 clip in the Big Ten, Illinois has gone from NCAA Tournament lock to bubble team on the outside looking in less than a two week span...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 9 months ago 3,182 reads 4 comments

  17. 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 9 months ago 1,173 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 2,279 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 1,382 reads 2 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 1,243 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 2,348 reads 3 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 5,931 reads 7 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 253 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 167 reads 0 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 1,738 reads 3 comments