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Illini, Badgers going in opposite directions

CHAMPAIGN – With a five-game losing streak already in the books, Illinois is trying to find a way to win another football game this season.

UI homecoming grand marshal fulfilling academic promise

After 11 years in the NFL, star receiver Brandon Lloyd is making good on the degree he started at Illinois in 1999.

UPDATE: Horton-Tucker picks Iowa State

Illini miss out on four-star Simeon wing

Illini Basketball: Talen Horton-Tucker Commitment Announcement: 6:30pm

Live video of THT's commitment will be posted prior to announcement time. Reminder: Talen Horton-Tucker, the consensus #2 player in the state, makes his decision today at 6:30 at Simeon between UI, Xavier Iowa St UIHoopsRecruits (@UIHoopsRecruits) October...

Behind Enemy Lines: Wisconsin Badgers

Jake Kocorowski from Bucky’s 5th Quarter helps us preview Illinois’ Homecoming matchup against Wisconsin

Pac-12 Week 9 game picks: Can Arizona keep rolling?

Khalil Tate and the Wildcats put a three-game win streak on the line against visiting Wazzu, and we pick that game and the rest of the Pac-12 slate.

Illinois Football: Illini quarterback situation looks better

The Illinois football team is 2-5 on the season but, much like last year, this season is an experiment to see who fits best with the program. Last week, the Illini played one of their most impressive games of the season. They competed with Minnesota and came pretty close to pulling an upset. But, thanks [] Illinois Football: Illini quarterback situation looks better - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Brandon Paul plays big minutes for the San Antonio Spurs

The NBA is peppered with former Illinois basketball players, and the San Antonio Spurs have one of the great ones on their team. Brandon Paul signed on with the Spurs this offseason in hopes of sticking in the NBA. He had bounced around before this stint with the Spurs from NBA D-League – now G-League [] Brandon Paul plays big minutes for the San Antonio Spurs - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Decision Day 2.0: Illini in the mix for Talen Horton-Tucker

Underwood tries to land second 2018 commit 

Chief's name on UI homecoming parade entry sheet prompts objections

Longtime opponent Stephen Kaufman wrote to Chancellor Robert Jones saying that the listing represented a violation of the Honor the Chief Society's settlement with the UI barring it from using the name or logo.

Illini's Smalling is playing big

The 6-foot-1 freshman from Chicago is emerging as the team's top wide receiver, with 343 receiving yards and two touchdowns so far this season. Only senior Malik Turner has more catches — 23 to his 22.

Decision Day 2.0: Talen Horton-Tucker

Underwood tries to land second 2018 commit 

Upset bid falls short at Minnesota

Illini have another shot at signature win Saturday against No. 1 Penn State

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

Illinois trending in Crystal Ball for Talen Horton-Tucker with his announcement slated for tomorrow. https://t.co/lPuihPR8TG Jerry Meyer (@jerrymeyer247) October 26, 2017...

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

Wanna see Muh-TEETS? https://t.co/0MC38gHNay #Illini Illini Report (@IlliniReport) October 26, 2017 I'm Baaack! Looking forward to my 2nd year of Fighting Illini Basketball w/Brian Barnheart on the Fight Illini Sports Network! Go Illini! pic.twitter.com/aqrub335uf Deon Thomas (@deonthomas25) October 25,...

Phillips: 'We're never satisfied'

Illinois linebacker Del'Shawn Phillips — back at practice this week after missing last week's game at Minnesota — and defensive tackle Tymir Oliver discuss the keys for the Illini defense in facing No. 5 Wisconsin on Saturday.

UI Women's Soccer vs Iowa

University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Iowa on Wednesday, Oct. 2

Astros-Dodgers World Series Game 2: How will Houston fare vs. Rich Hill's curveball?

This might be the matchup to watch in Wednesday's World Series Game 2

Astros-Dodgers World Series Game 2: How Justin Verlander and Rich Hill match up

Verlander has been dominant this postseason, while Rich Hill has largely been utility for the Dodgers

Illini Basketball Conference Opponent Preview: Minnesota

The Illini will look to avenge last year’s loss against a Minnesota team with plenty of size and experience.

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

My column #Illini fans from @Sports_DA powerful statements from Quam Dosunmu read here: https://t.co/1ToBjJO9EG pic.twitter.com/w6DvH71JVx Kedric Prince (@KedPrince4) October 25, 2017...

Illinois’ defense must try to stop Wisconsin’s running attack

Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor is a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate.

Illinois Basketball: Talen Horton-Tucker would form top 3 duo

Many Illinois basketball fans, including myself, are anxiously waiting for Thursday night to see if we can land another big-time recruit for 2018. As you all know, Talen Horton-Tucker is going to announce his college decision between Xavier, Iowa State and Illinois on Thursday at 6:30 PM CT at Simeon Career Academy. This is the [] Illinois Basketball: Talen Horton-Tucker would form top 3 duo - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Hoops Crootin’ Roundup

Ayo committed, THT decides Thursday, and things are heating up.