Illini men's basketball player Malcolm Hill.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 29, 2016

Nunn Scores 25, Illinois Beats Minnesota 84-71

Kendrick Nunn scored 25 points, as Illinois beat Minnesota 84-71 Sunday night. The Illini opened the second half on a 29-8 run for a 61-48 lead, and they never looked back.


Indiana player Troy Williams grabs a rebound in Thursday's game against Illinois.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 26, 2016

Illini Fall To Indiana, 74-47

 Yogi Ferrell scored 27 points as No. 18 Indiana used a huge second half to rout Illinois 74-47 on Thursday night.


Illinois' Leron Black (12) and Nnanna Egwu (32) walk off the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Chicago.
Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press
February 19, 2016

Police Arrest Illini Forward Black After Bar Fight

Illini basketball player Leron Black has been arrested on an aggravated assault charge for an alleged incident at a Campustown bar.  Police say he threated a bouncer with a knife.  According to a statement released by the News-Gazette, Coach John Groce has suspended Black indefinitely.


Barbara Wilson and Josh Witman
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 18, 2016

Josh Whitman Introduced As U Of I Athletic Director

After more than 100 days without an athletic director, the University of Illinois has officially named Josh Whitman to the post.  The U of I graduate earned law and finance degrees at the school, and played for a few years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills.


Illini freshman guard Aaron Jordan passes to Malcolm Hill Tuesday night against Rutgers.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 17, 2016

Hill Leads Illini Past Rutgers, 82-66

Malcolm Hill scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds as Illinois cruised to an 82-66 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night. Illinois snaps a two-game skid while the Scarlet Knights have lost 13 straight games. Maverick Morgan added 17 points for the Fighting Illini.
 


Photo from Josh Whitman's Washington University Twitter feed
Josh Whitman/Twitter
February 16, 2016

U of I Hires Next Athletic Director

A University of Illinois official familiar with the decision says the school has hired Washington University athletic director Josh Whitman as its new AD.


Illini men's basketball player Malcom Hill
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 16, 2016

Illini Men To Face Rutgers Tuesday Night

Despite their 3-9 record in the Big Ten Conference, Illinois' men's basketball squad is favored to defeat Rutgers Tuesday night at the State Farm Center.


Screenshot of security video shows two people vandalizing the outdoor menorah at the Illini Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Champaign
University of Illinois Campus Police
February 09, 2016

UPDATE: Illini Softball Player To Face Charge Of Vandalizing Menorah

A member of the University of Illinois women's softball team, Ruby A. Fernandez-Rivera, has been issued a notice to appear in court in connection with the weekend vandalizing of the menorah outside the Illini Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Champaign.  She's been suspended indefinitely from the team, while the other student involved, identified only as a male gymnast, will miss the next two competitions.


Illini player D.J. Williams shields the ball from Iowa defender Nicholas Baer.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 08, 2016

Illinois Falls To #5 Iowa, 77-65

Peter Jok scored 23 points, and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Iowa past Illinois 77-65 on Sunday. Jalen Coleman-Lands led Illinois with 17 points, going 5 of 11 from 3-point range.
 


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