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First Hall of Fame class not perfect, but it's a start

First, the obvious point: Picking the initial class for UI Athletics Hall of Fame is borderline impossible. Or, at least, very tricky.

First Hall of Fame class not perfect, but it's a start
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Whatever happened to ... the worst Illini football team ever?

Whatever happened to ... the worst Illini football team ever?

No way to sugarcoat it: The 1997 Illinois football team was the worst in school history. The only one to finish 0-11. Outscored 368-119. No games decided by fewer than 10 points.

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Sunday Conversation: Taylor Edwards

Sunday Conversation: Taylor Edwards

The Illinois sophomore is focusing solely on softball in college, having taken up a key pitching role early in the season for the Illini. Sports editor MATT DANIELS caught up with Edwards while the right-handed pitcher was out in California for this weekend’s Mary Nutter Classic.

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Tate: Groce's ouster not a simple task

Tate: Groce's ouster not a simple task

For Josh Whitman, this situation is much more complicated than for fans whose clear call is for change, Change, CHANGE.

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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:06pm

Coleman-Lands expects to be back

Coleman-Lands expects to be back

Jalen Coleman-Lands has spent the past two days with Illinois athletic trainer Paul Schmidt getting twice-daily treatment for the ankle injury he suffered early in Tuesday’s win against Northwestern.


Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:09pm

Tate: A progress report for Illini spring sports teams

Tate: A progress report for Illini spring sports teams

We now look back on nearly two years since Illini athletics pulled off a remarkable accomplishment.All four of the men’s spring sports won Big Ten championships in 2015.


Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:03pm

Bob Asmussen's Hoop It Up: Butler shines

Bob Asmussen's Hoop It Up: Butler shines

Each week, Bob Asmussen offers his views on the game Dan Dakich and Dick Vitale love to shout about


Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:07pm

Grange Grove in the fog (photo)

Morning fog gave Grange Grove a ghostly look on Thursday. UI student Mike O'Neill photographed the scene outside Memorial Stadium. Follow us on Instagram here.

Grange Grove in the fog

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:27am

Illinois will induct 28 into Hall of Fame

Illinois will induct 28 into Hall of Fame

Former Illini greats from Butkus to Buford-Bailey to Brown part of first class


Thu, 02/23/2017 - 6:00am

Film review: Northwestern

Film review: Northwestern

Beat writer Scott Richey poured over tape of the Illini's win:


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    2016 Football Schedule

    Sept. 3, vs. Murray State, W 52-3 | Game Story | Tate Column
    Sept. 10, vs. North Carolina, L 23-48 | Game Story | Tate Column
    Sept. 17, vs. Western Michigan, L 10-34 Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 1, at Nebraska, L 16-31 Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 8, vs. Purdue, L 34-31  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 15, at Rutgers, W 24-7  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 22, at Michigan, L 41-8  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 29, vs. Minnesota, L 17-40  Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 5, vs. Michigan State, W 31-27  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 12, at Wisconsin, L 3-48  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 19, vs. Iowa, L 0-28  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 26, at Northwestern, L 21-42 | Game Story | Tate Column

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), W 82-75
    Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), 7 p.m. W 95-51
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m. W 81-62
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, 5 p.m. W 79-64
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m. W 112-65
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. W 89-69
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m. L 84-80
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.* L 57-89
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. L 72-61
    Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m. W 87-74
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, 2 p.m. W 64-46
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m. W 85-77
    Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. W 92-73
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^ W 75-73
    Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, 6 p.m. W 75-66
    Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, 4 p.m. L 59-84
    Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. W 75-70
    Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, 4 p.m. L 80-96
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. W 85-69
    Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. L 56-62
    Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, 6 p.m. L 68-91
    Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, 1:15 p.m. L 57-66
    Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, 8 p.m. W 76-64
    Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. L 67-71
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. L 43-57
    Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m. L 59-68
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 68-61
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, 1 p.m. L 70-83
    Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m.
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.
    March. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, 8 p.m.
    March. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, 11 a.m.
    *at Brooklyn
    +at Miami
    ^at Chicago
    #at St. Louis