Former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers in August 2013.
(AP Photo/David Banks, File)
March 01, 2015

White Sox Legend Minoso Dead At 90

Five weeks after the passing of Ernie Banks (the first black player with the Cubs), Minnie Minoso, who broke Chicago's color line with the White Sox, died Sunday morning.  The team says he was 90.

Illini Austin Colbert guards Iowa's Aaron White in Wednesday's loss at Iowa.
(Rob McColley)
February 26, 2015

Iowa Downs Illini 68-60

The Illini drop to 7-8 in the Big Ten with their loss at Iowa Wednesday night. Rayvonte Rice led Illinois with 20 points.

isconsin's Frank Kaminsky goes around illinois' Nnanna Egwu for a lay-up.
(Photo: Rob McColley)
February 15, 2015

Illini Fall To No.5 Wisconsin, 68-49

The Badgers took charge of the game with a 15-2 run.  The Illini never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Illini Kendrick Nunn drives for a layup during Saturday's 59-54 win at Michigan State.
(Rob McColley)
February 07, 2015

Illinois Holds On To Beat Michigan St. 59-54

The Illini improve to 6-5 in Big Ten Conference play, and have won three straight.   Illinois was 12 of 16 from the free throw line, and shot 41 percent from the field.

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