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  1. 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.

  2. Illinois announces departure of redshirt junior guard from program

    Feb 20, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT

    AP Photo

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

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

    Feb 6, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT

    Getty Images

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Illinois’ Nnanna Egwu and one of the best defensive sequences you’ll see (VIDEO)

    Jan 8, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT

    Trimble Egwu

    Illinois limited No. 11 Maryland to 36 percent shooting Wednesday night, and this sequence put forth by Nnanna Egwu was outstanding.

  14. Malcolm Hill, solid defensive effort push Illinois past No. 11 Maryland

    Jan 7, 2015, 11:51 PM EDT


    With an 0-2 league record and Rayvonte Rice out due to injury, Illinois put forth one of its best defensive efforts of the season to beat No. 11 Maryland.

  15. Illinois star to miss at least a month with broken bone

    Jan 6, 2015, 11:53 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Rice is the leading scorer and rebounder for Illinois.

  16. Five-star senior forward will announce college decision this week

    Jan 4, 2015, 11:15 AM EDT

    (adidas Gauntlet)

    One of the best left on the board will decide on Jan. 8.

  17. Aubrey Dawkins, zone defense help Michigan overcome 13-point deficit to beat Illinois in overtime

    Dec 30, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Michigan basketball is 1-0 since Jim Harbaugh has become the football coach.

  18. Big Ten Midseason Catchup: There is Wisconsin, and then there is everyone else

    Dec 29, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT


    The Big Ten looks pretty wide open outside of Wisconsin.

  19. Michigan basketball ticket prices surge in anticipation of potential Jim Harbaugh head coaching announcement

    Dec 28, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT

    Caris LeVert, Lucas Grose

    Tickets for the Michigan and Illinois game on Tuesday have skyrocketed as Wolverine fans hope for an introduction to potential new football head coach Jim Harbaugh.

  20. New Year’s Resolutions: Illinois Fighting Illini

    Dec 22, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

    Rayvonte Rice, Joseph Young

    Illinois has to get more offense around Rayvonte Rice before a road-heavy start to the Big Ten season.

  21. Rayvonte Rice gives Illinois ‘Braggin’ Rights’ for a second consecutive year (VIDEO)

    Dec 20, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

    Rayvonte Rice, Joseph Young

    Illinois has now won two straight in the series, thanks to Rice’s three-pointer as time expired.

  22. Late Night Snacks: Ralston Turner, Trevor Lacey lead NC State past Tennessee

    Dec 17, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Ralston Turner

    Delaware State’s Amere May scored more points than anyone in college basketball has this season.

  23. Late Night Snacks: The Jimmy V Classic, another Michigan home loss highlight Tuesday

    Dec 9, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT


    The Jimmy V Classic and some top-25 teams playing highlighted Tuesday night.

  24. No. 15 Miami significantly slows down No. 24 Illinois and its offense in ACC/Big Ten Challenge win

    Dec 2, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Illinois v Miami

    Miami continues to win tough games, as they earned another solid non-conference win in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.