Illinois guard Malcolm Hill (21) is defended by Northwestern forward Vic Law (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Evanston, Ill. Illinois won 68-61.
David Banks / AP
February 08, 2017

Illini Men Snap Losing Streak At Northwestern

The Illini men’s basketball team ended a three-game losing skid last night in Evanston with a 68-61 win over the Northwestern Wildcats. Four Illini scored in double figures, led by Malcolm Hill, whose 14 points all came in the second half.


Lisa Bralts, John Steinbacher, and Brian Moline
Mike Thomas / Illinois Public Media
February 03, 2017

Bandwagon Bits: Michal Dwojak

In part of a conversation from The Bandwagon podcast, Brian, Lisa, and John talk with Daily Illini Managing Editor Michal Dwojak about his recent long-form article detailing concussions in female athletes.


Illini coach John Groce avoids contact with Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes, Tuesday night in Champaign
Rob McColley / for Illinois Public Media
February 01, 2017

Wisconsin Thumps Cold-Shooting Illini Men

The 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers jumped out to a 16-2 lead last night in cruising to a 57-43 victory over the Illini men in Champaign. The Badgers had an off-night shooting, but the Illini were worse. Illinois shot just 28-percent from the field, and 24-percent from behind the three-point arc.
 


Former Illinois head coach Kevin Hambly yells to his players during an NCAA college semifinals volleyball match against USC, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in San Antonio.
Darren Abate/Associated Press
January 30, 2017

U Of I Volleyball Coach Hambly Leaving For Stanford

University of Illinois head volleyball coach Kevin Hambly is leaving to take the same position at Stanford University. The announcement was made Monday morning. In eight seasons, he led Illinois to six NCAA regional appearances, and in 2011, took the Illini to the national title match – for the first time in school history.


Illini Te'Jon Lucas drives to the basket as teammate Malcolm Hill (21) looks on.
Rob McColley / for Illinois Public Media
January 26, 2017

Finke Leads Illini Men Past Hawkeyes

Michael Finke scored a game-high 17 points to help the Illini men break a three-game losing skid, winning 76-64 over the Iowa Hawkeyes last night in Champaign. Both teams are now in a five-way tie for 9th place in the Big Ten, with a conference record of 3-5. Illinois improves to 13-8 overall. Iowa drops to 11-10 on the year.


Illini Malcolm Hill rejects Purdue's Isaac Haas during the Boilermakers 91-68 win over Illinois.
Vashoune Russell / Illinois Public Media
January 18, 2017

Illini Men Suffer Third Consecutive Blowout Road Loss

The Illini men caused few problems for Purdue Tuesday night in West Lafayette, Indiana, losing by a final score of 91 to 68. In three Big Ten road games thus far, Illinois has been beaten by an average of 21 points.


President Barack Obama holds up a personalized Chicago Cubs baseball jersey presented to him for a group photo during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, where the president honored the 2016 World Series Champion bas
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
January 16, 2017

World Series Champion Cubs Honored At The White House

In one of his final events before leaving office, President Barack Obama honored the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs at the White House Monday. He was joined by members of the team, coaching staff, front office, and Cub Hall of Famers like Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, and Ryne Sandberg.


Cary Frye / University of Illinois
January 16, 2017

Illini Women Run Away From Nebraska

Illinois outscored Nebraska 45-26 in the second half to win 79-59. The Illini improved to 8-10 overall this season and 3-2 in Big Ten conference play.


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