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  1. Avoiding summer fatigue key for Illinois junior Malcolm Hill

    Aug 30, 2015, 6:01 PM EDT

    Malcolm Hill

    Hill led the team in minutes played last season, and it’s been tough to keep him out of the gym this summer despite attempts to get him to spend some time resting.

  2. Darius Paul dismissed from Illinois program

    Aug 21, 2015, 9:49 PM EDT


    Despite transferring into the program in 2012, Darius Paul did not play in a single game for the Fighting Illini.

  3. Illinois suspends Darius Paul indefinitely

    Aug 15, 2015, 10:49 AM EDT


    The 6-foot-8 forward has not played Division I basketball since the 2012-13 season.

  4. Illinois lands former La Salle guard Khalid Lewis, eligible immediately

    Aug 8, 2015, 11:33 PM EDT

    The addition gives Illinois some much-needed depth at the point, with Tracy Abrams (Achilles) ruled out for the entire 2015-16 season.

  5. Tracy Abrams suffers second season-ending injury in 10 months

    Jul 28, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Abrams was projected as the starting point guard for Illinois.

  6. Improved chemistry emerging from Illinois this summer

    Jul 19, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Illinois appears to have improved team chemistry going into the 2015-16 season.

  7. Four-star point guard Alterique Gilbert to announce college decision Saturday

    Jul 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Nike Elite Youth Basketball League

    The lone school to host the Georgia native on an official visit is considered to be the favorite in this recruiting race.

  8. Former Illinois women’s basketball players file lawsuit against athletic director, head coach and former assistant

    Jul 1, 2015, 6:45 PM EDT

    Matt Bollant (AP Photo)

    AD Mike Thomas stated in May that there would be an investigation into the allegations.

  9. Old Dominion gets a transfer forward from Illinois

    May 5, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT


    Old Dominion is gaining a transfer from Illinois

  10. Report: Former Villanova guard Dylan Ennis cuts list to three

    Apr 22, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Ennis stated when announcing his decision to transfer from Villanova that he’d like to spend more time on the ball at his next (and final) stop.

  11. Illinois lands commitment from Charlotte graduate transfer big man Mike Thorne Jr.

    Apr 18, 2015, 11:58 AM EDT

    Kacinas Thorne

    Illinois landed a huge graduate transfer on Saturday.

  12. Illinois announces transfer of sophomore forward Austin Colbert

    Apr 15, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Colbert didn’t play much last season, averaging 7.6 minutes per game.

  13. Pregame Shootaround: A good Big Ten rematch and an intriguing Pac 12 battle lead Sunday’s slate

    Feb 22, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Matt Costello, Malcolm Hill, Denzel Valentine

    A good Big Ten rematch and a fun Pac 12 game highlight Sunday’s college basketball action.

  14. Illinois announces departure of redshirt junior guard from program

    Feb 20, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Aaron Cosby was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules in late January.

  15. John Havlicek, Quinn Buckner, Charlie Scott among eight new inductees to College Basketball Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Bobby Knight, Scott May, Quinn Buckner

    Some of the best players and coaches in college basketball history reach a new milestone.

  16. Pregame Shootaround: Some Big Ten and Pac 12 action highlight Sunday’s games

    Feb 15, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Indiana's James Blackmon Jr. (AP Photo)

    The Big Ten and Pac-12 has some matchups to keep track of on Sunday.

  17. Illinois’ leading scorer could return Thursday night vs. Michigan

    Feb 12, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT

    Rayvonte Rice, Joseph Young

    Rayvonte Rice’s return would be a big deal for Illinois, with the key being how he meshes with much-improved sophomore Malcolm Hill.

  18. Should Illinois guard Jaylon Tate have received a technical foul against Michigan State? (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

    Kennesaw State v Illinois

    Illinois sophomore guard Jaylon Tate received a controversial technical foul on Saturday against Michigan State. Did Tate deserve a tech?

  19. Illinois coach John Groce offers no update on Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby

    Feb 6, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Rice and Cosby had both suffered injuries this month before being suspended on Saturday.

  20. Illinois adds senior student manager to roster, will dress against Minnesota

    Jan 23, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

    Illinois athletic department

    Due to several injuries, John Groce promoted one of his senior managers to the roster on Friday afternoon.

  21. Eye injury to sideline Illinois junior guard up to two weeks

    Jan 21, 2015, 7:14 PM EDT

    Aaron Cosby, Tre Demps

    Aaron Cosby suffered the injury during the first half of Illinois’ 80-74 loss to Indiana on Sunday.

  22. Pregame Shootaround: An old Big Ten rivalry is the one to watch on a slow Sunday

    Jan 18, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Malcolm Hill, Sanjay Lumpkin

    A slow Sunday in college hoops still has some decent games.

  23. Illinois uses commemorative bobblehead dolls to recreate their version of ‘The Shot’ (VIDEO)

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Illinois Athletics

    This time it’s the bobblehead version of Deron Williams who sends the 2005 Elite Eight game against Arizona into overtime.

  24. Pregame Shootaround: Quiet Sunday has some games with big early-season conference implications

    Jan 11, 2015, 9:05 AM EDT


    Sunday features some ranked teams playing conference game, but a generally low-volume day of hoops.