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Miami Reaches Sweet 16

AP | STEPHEN HAWKINS | Posted 05.24.2013 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — Shane Larkin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left and Miami gained possession on a ball knocked out of bounds that probab...

PREDICT: Miami Vs. Illinois

Posted 03.23.2013 | Sports

No. 2 seed Miami (FL) will face No. 7 seed Illinois in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in the East region. The Hurricanes demolished the 15-...

Illinois Comes Through Late

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers to give Illinois back the lead with 6 minutes left and the No. 7-se...

Illinois vs. Colorado

Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

No. 7 seed Illinois will face No. 10 Colorado in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the East region. Brandon Paul and the Fighting Ill...

Zeller Leads Hoosiers

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO — No matter what happens the rest of the way, Indiana coach Tom Crean believes his team deserves a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. H...

Early Candidate For Sports Photo Of The Year

Posted 02.08.2013 | Sports

After Illinois' upset No. 1 Indiana with a wild buzzer-beater on Thursday night, Fighting Illini coach John Groce gave us one of the most heartwarming...

WATCH: No. 1 Indiana Stunned By Buzzer Beater

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Tyler Griffey made the easiest and biggest shot of his career. The senior forward took an inbounds pass and made a wide-open layup...

Illini Crush Buckeyes In Blowout

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 01.06.2013 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brandon Paul scored 19 points and No. 11 Illinois bounced back from a tough loss in its Big Ten opener to beat No. 8 Ohio State 74-...

No. 10 Illinois Stays Unbeaten

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brandon Paul scored 14 points and D.J. Richardson overcame a shoulder injury to add 11 and help 10th-ranked Illinois hold off Norfo...

First Impressions

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 11.30.2012 | Sports

A decade ago, Butler beating North Carolina would have been huge news, an upset that sent shockwaves throughout college basketball. When the Bulldo...

An Incredibly Touching Moment Of Brotherly Love (VIDEO)

Posted 10.02.2012 | Teen

If you want to know just how powerful brotherly love can be, watch the above video capturing an emotional and touching family reunion. The YouTube ...

Illinois Fires Coach After Nine Seasons

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.09.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois fired Bruce Weber on Friday, letting go of a fiery coach whose first three years with the Illini included a run to th...

A Big 10 Title For The Wolverines?

AP | By DAVID MERCER | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 13 Michigan came to Illinois knowing another clunker of a performance such as the one the Wolverines had their last time out to...

Midwestern Melee: No. 9 Michigan State Battles Illinois To The Buzzer

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 04.01.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Down two points with 14 seconds to play Tuesday night, Michigan State center Derrick Nix had a chance to tie Illinois and give...

No. 5 Ohio State Upended By Illinois

AP | By DAVID MERCER | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Brandon Paul had one of the best nights in Illinois history Tuesday, scoring a career-high 43 points that included a 3-pointer with...

E'twaun Moore Defends Demetri McCamey With Crotch Grab (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

What can a defender do when the player he's guarding is about to take an uncontested shot? If you're Purdue guard E'twaun Moore, you evidently grab yo...

Jeff Jordan, MJ's Son, Eyes College Basketball Comeback

ESPN Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four months after he hung up his Air Jordans at Illinois, guard Jeff Jordan is talking to coaches about coming back....

Jeff Jordan, Michael's Son, Earns Scholarship From Illinois

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Jeff Jordan walked on at Illinois last year, but now the son of Michael Jordan has a full scholarship. Illinois coach Bruce W...