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  1. Five-star 2015 forward cuts his list to five schools

    Sep 1, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    A five-star 2015 forward cut his list to five schools on Monday.

  2. Former Illinois great tweets why Jalen Brunson should stay in state

    Aug 29, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Dee Brown, a member of Illinois’ national runner-up team in 2005, would love to see Brunson in an Illinois uniform.

  3. Illinois head coach John Groce takes the mound (VIDEO)

    Aug 23, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Groce’s pitch wouldn’t land him a professional contract, but it was a respectable effort.

  4. College Basketball Talk’s Recruiting Roundup

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

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    This week’s CBT Recruiting Roundup features some thoughts on Noah Dickerson to Florida and a couple of 2015 guards cutting school lists.

  5. Five-star power forward Elijah Thomas sets five official visits

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Elijah Thomas recently cut his list to six.

  6. Five-star point guard Jalen Brunson sets all five official visits

    Aug 9, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    The point guard is a top-15 recruit in the Class of 2015.

  7. Head coach John Groce receives contract extension from Illinois

    Jul 24, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Groce is under .500 in Big Ten play in his two seasons at Illinois.

  8. Could John Groce be receiving another contract extension from Illinois?

    Jul 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

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    John Groce was awarded a three-year extension last year.

  9. Illinois coach John Groce jumps in a raft of ice water during offseason Navy SEAL training (PHOTO)

    Jun 23, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    University of Illinois coach John Groce reacts against the University of Miami during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    Illinois head coach John Groce jumped into a raft filled with ice water as part of offseason Navy SEAL training.

  10. Illinois’ Aaron Cosby looking to step forward after sitting out last season as a transfer

    Jun 14, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    A spring trip to China was a productive one for Aaron Cosby, who’s looking to be a key contributor for Illinois in his first season after transferring in from Seton Hall.

  11. Brackets for November’s Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational announced

    Jun 14, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

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    Baylor, Memphis and Stephen F. Austin among the eight participants.

  12. Villanova will now play Illinois in December’s Jimmy V Classic

    Jun 2, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Illinois replaces Maryland as Villanova’s opponent.

  13. Suspended Illinois forward Darius Paul signs with Lamar State College-Port Arthur

    May 31, 2014, 6:46 PM EDT

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    After being suspended for the entire 2014-15 season by Illinois, Darius Paul is headed to a junior college.

  14. Report: Las Vegas Invitational semifinal matchups set

    May 27, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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    According to a report the four teams playing in the Las Vegas Invitational have been revealed.

  15. Big Ten Conference Catchup: Can anyone top heavily favored Wisconsin

    May 15, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

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    Wisconsin is the clear favorite in the Big Ten after making the 2014 Final Four and losing only one starter.

  16. Illinois forward Darius Paul pleads guilty to underage drinking

    May 14, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Darius Paul pleaded guilty to underage drinking, and the case also provided insight as to what led to his season-long suspension.

  17. Illinois announces suspension of forward Darius Paul for entire 2014-15 season

    May 13, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

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    Illinois announced that forward Darius Paul will be suspended for the entire 2014-15 season.

  18. Five-star 2015 point guard Jalen Brunson announces eight finalists

    May 3, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Point guard Jalen Brunson, one of the best players in the 2015 class, announced his final eight schools on Saturday via his Twitter account.

  19. Report: Illinois forward Darius Paul arrested

    Apr 22, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Darius is the younger brother of former Illini guard Brandon Paul.

  20. Big Ten Tournament: Illinois holds off Indiana

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Tracy Abrams scored a season-high 25 points to lead No. 9 seed Illinois past No. 8 seed Indiana, 64-54, on Thursday in the opening game of the Big Ten Tournament.

  21. Illinois drops sixth straight as offensive woes continue

    Jan 26, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

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    During non-conference play Illinois had the look of a team capable of returning to the NCAA tournament despite the graduation of Tyler Griffey, Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. Drake transfer Rayvonte Rice took over the role of primary scoring option, with players such as Tracy Abrams and Joseph Bertrand being productive options as well. But…

  22. Late Night Snacks: No. 17 Ohio State snaps four-game skid

    Jan 24, 2014, 2:34 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Portland 114, BYU 110 (3OT) Portland has now beaten both Gonzaga and BYU at home this season, and their win over the Cougars may stand as one of the best games of the season when we reach early April. Tyler Haws, whose 48 points were the most scored in a WCC…

  23. Illinois’ John Groce expresses regret over outburst Saturday vs. Michigan State

    Jan 22, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

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    After starting Big Ten play with wins over Indiana and Penn State, Illinois has hit a rough patch in the form of a four-game losing streak. The most recent of those defeats came on Saturday night, with the Fighting Illini dropping a 78-62 decision to No. 3 Michigan State in Champaign. On what was a…

  24. Late Night Snacks: Georgia knocks off No. 21 Missouri

    Jan 9, 2014, 2:04 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Georgia 70, No. 21 Missouri 64  This was an emotional one for the Bulldogs, as the father of head coach Mark Fox passed away on Friday. Charles Mann scored 18 points and Nemanja Djurisic added 16 off the bench for Georgia, which ended the Tigers’ 26-game home win streak. Jabari Brown…

  25. No. 4 Wisconsin dominates No. 23 Illinois at home

    Jan 9, 2014, 12:43 AM EDT

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    Ironically enough, the only game between ranked teams on Wednesday night ended being the worst game of the night for the viewer. No. 4 Wisconsin jumped out to a 33-10 lead on No. 23 Illinois in the first 11 minutes, coasting to a 95-70 win in which the Badgers were never once challenged. With the…