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.
Aug 15, 2015, 10:49 AM EDT
The 6-foot-8 forward has not played Division I basketball since the 2012-13 season.
Jul 24, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT
The news became official Friday morning.
Jul 19, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT
Illinois appears to have improved team chemistry going into the 2015-16 season.
May 6, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT
While one coach on the list is coming off of an NCAA tournament appearance, there are others who are dealing with NCAA tournament droughts.
Apr 15, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT
Colbert didn’t play much last season, averaging 7.6 minutes per game.
Feb 20, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT
Aaron Cosby was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules in late January.
Feb 12, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT
Rayvonte Rice’s return would be a big deal for Illinois, with the key being how he meshes with much-improved sophomore Malcolm Hill.
Feb 6, 2015, 7:00 PM EDT
Rice and Cosby had both suffered injuries this month before being suspended on Saturday.
Jan 23, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT
Due to several injuries, John Groce promoted one of his senior managers to the roster on Friday afternoon.
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.
Dec 22, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT
Illinois has to get more offense around Rayvonte Rice before a road-heavy start to the Big Ten season.
Oct 11, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT
With Tracy Abrams sidelined for the season, Illinois will need Ahmad Starks to step forward as both a shooter and a distributor.
Sep 23, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT
Illinois now has three commitments in the Class of 2015, and there’s still a five-star point guard on the board that they’re pursuing.
Sep 11, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT
Tracy Abrams will redshirt and return for his fifth year in 2015-16.
Sep 8, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT
One of the nation’s best point guards will be off-the-board on Wednesday.
Aug 23, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT
Groce’s pitch wouldn’t land him a professional contract, but it was a respectable effort.
Jul 24, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT
Groce is under .500 in Big Ten play in his two seasons at Illinois.
Jul 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
John Groce was awarded a three-year extension last year.
Jun 23, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT
Illinois head coach John Groce jumped into a raft filled with ice water as part of offseason Navy SEAL training.
Mar 14, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT
Michigan’s late-game execution helped defeat an Illinois rally, but should we be concerned about the Wolverines’ inability to defend?
Mar 3, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Caris LeVert has been tearing up the Big Ten this season, averaging 13.4 points as one of the nation’s most improved sophomores. He’s been terrific, carrying the Wolverines at times when Nik Stauskas has struggled. Beilein has called him his most indispensable player. The craziest part about it is that LeVert wasn’t even supposed to…
Jan 22, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT
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…
Jan 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT
John Groce and his Illinois Fighting Illini got more than just a 75-55 win over Penn State on Saturday afternoon. He also added to his 2015 recruiting class. Plainfield East High (Ill.) junior shooting guard Aaron Jordan told Groce he had made his committed to Illinois on Saturday, according to Marcus Jackson of the News-Gazette. The 6-foot-4…
Nov 8, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT
On the outset, it would appear that Illinois was stealing Taylor University’s thunder by remaining silent for the beginning of their game against Nebraska-Omaha tonight. and then promptly erupting in cheers when the Illini scored their tenth point. On the Friday before final exams each year at Taylor University, the students gather in the quaint Odle…
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