1. Prairie Capital Convention Center to Host Illini in November 2015

    Springfield, Ill.-The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield...

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  2. Illini's Court Flooded by Storm Water

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  3. Illinois Basketball: Predictions for Illini's 2014-15 Team Awards

    In 2013-14, Illinois' Rayvonte Rice was awarded the team's Most Valuable Player honor. Fellow transfer Aaron Cosby was given the team's Most Improved Player Award, despite sitting out the 2013-14 campaign after coming to Champaign from Seton Hall...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 4 months ago 5,721 reads 0 comments

  4. Hit or Miss, Groce Goes After Top Prospects Relentlessly for Illini

    It's one of those well-worn, origin-story yarns that John Groce has spun probably dozens of times. But it's applicable to how he's building the Illinois basketball program, so we can ...

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  5. 5-Star PF Tweets Visit by Illini's Groce

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  6. Jalen Coleman to Illinois: Illini Land 4-Star PG Prospect

    Illinois' already-strong early recruiting class for the 2015 season got another boost Tuesday with the addition of 4-star point guard Jalen Coleman...

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  7. Illinois Basketball Lands Jalen Coleman Commitment

    Illinois finally landed a big name. After being in the news lately as a recruiting bridesmaid missing out on highly touted prospects, Illini basketball coach Jon Groce.....

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  8. Chicago-Area's Talent Exodus Not Death Sentence for Illini

    Jalen Brunson made an uncommon choice in revealing where he will play NCAA basketball by unzipping a sweatshirt to reveal a college T-shirt that gave away the secret...

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  9. Abrams out for Season with Torn ACL

    Fighting Illini senior guard Tracy Abrams (Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel H.S.) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.....

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  10. Illinois Basketball: Illini Who'll Take Biggest Leap Forward in 2014-15

    The 2014-15 version of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball enters the upcoming season with increased expectations...

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  11. Illinois Basketball: Analyzing Recently Released Big Ten Slate

    On Thursday, August 21, the Big Ten Conference released the 2014-15 conference schedule for what is now a 14-team league...

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  12. Illinois Basketball: What Nnanna Egwu Must Do to Meet Expectations as a Senior

    Nnanna Egwu 's freshman season stats: 1.9 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 0.2 APG , 0.6 BPG , 0.2 SPG , 9.8 MPG Egwu 's sophomore season stats: 6.5 PPG , 4.9 RPG , 0...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 5 months ago 2,368 reads 8 comments

  13. Illini Announce Non-Conference Schedule

    The season ticket renewal period for Fighting Illini men's basketball is underway. Renewal forms have been sent by mail and email to existing season ticket holders, with a priority deadline of Aug...

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  14. Illinois Basketball: Illini's Best Situational Lineups for 2014-15

    John Groce's Fighting Illini will have a much deeper roster in 2014-15 than they did a season ago. The Fighting Illini return all five starters, while adding transfers Aaron Cosby ...

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  15. Illinois Basketball: Toughest Individual Player Matchups for Projected Starters

    With the college basketball season tipping off in just four short months, it is never too early to look ahead at your team's opponents for the upcoming year. The Big Ten will be as deep as ever in 2014-15...

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  16. Groce Jumps in a Raft of Ice Water During Offseason Navy SEAL Training

    Illinois head coach John Groce is getting very involved in his team's offseason training regimen and that included jumping into a raft filled with ice water on Monday...

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  17. Illini Will Play in Las Vegas Holiday Tournament

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois will face Indiana State and either Baylor or Memphis when it plays in a holiday tournament in Las Vegas this November...

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  18. Illinois Basketball: Previewing Fighting Illini's 2015 Double-Play Matchups

    With the additions of Maryland and Rutgers into the Big Ten Conference, uneven scheduling just became even more predominant. In football, the B1G will be divided into two divisions of seven...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 8 months ago 3,276 reads 2 comments

  19. Image: New Floor Design at Ubben

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  20. Villanova Will Now Play Illinois in December's Jimmy VClassic

    Just over a month after it was announced that Indiana/Louisville and Maryland/Villanova would be the match ups in next season's Jimmy V Classic, there's been a scheduling change...

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  21. Illini's Paul to Play at Texas Community College

    Instead of sitting out two consecutive seasons, Darius Paul will play at a Texas community college next season after being suspended from the Illinois basketball team. .....

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  22. Illinois Basketball: Best Fighting Illini at Every Position from Last 9 Years

    Illinois has not made a Sweet 16 appearance since March 2005. That 2004-05 season ended in the national championship game, a heartbreaking loss to a loaded North Carolina Tar Heel squad...

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  23. Illini's Paul Pleads Guilty to Underage Drinking

    Darius Paul, who was suspended for a year Tuesday from the Illinois basketball team, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Champaign County Circuit Court to underage drinking...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 9 months ago 314 reads 0 comments

  24. Illini Suspend Paul for Season

    Citing "multiple transgressions," Illinois basketball coach John Groce suspended Darius Paul for the entire 2014-15 season...

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  25. 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...

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