1. 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 ...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 5 months ago 6,204 reads 1 comments

  2. 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...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 5 months ago 2,933 reads 1 comments

  3. 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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  4. 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...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 6 months ago 172 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 3,252 reads 2 comments

  6. Image: New Floor Design at Ubben

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  7. 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...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 7 months ago 761 reads 0 comments

  8. 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. .....

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 7 months ago 200 reads 0 comments

  9. 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...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 7 months ago 5,531 reads 16 comments

  10. 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 7 months ago 313 reads 0 comments

  11. Illini Suspend Paul for Season

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

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 7 months ago 2,364 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 8 months ago 6,235 reads 4 comments

  13. 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 8 months ago 907 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 8 months ago 5,135 reads 2 comments

  15. 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 8 months ago 6,838 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 130 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 4,242 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 6,797 reads 6 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 4,051 reads 0 comments

  20. 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...

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 10 months ago 369 reads 1 comments

  21. Freshman Starters Kendrick Nunn, Malcolm Hill Energize Illinois

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  22. Video: Nunn Draws D for Lob to Egwu

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 11 months ago 60 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 3,821 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 3,030 reads 4 comments

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

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