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.
 


Kevin Jackson
Beckman Institute
February 05, 2016

From The Field To The Lab, Researcher Tackles Athletic Brain Injuries

With the Super Bowl on Sunday, all eyes are on football. The sport also happens to be Kevin Jackson’s area of scientific expertise. He came to the University of Illinois to play football while pursuing a career in science, and now he’s developing a cooling helmet that may help with athletes’ head injuries. Through his research with the University’s Beckman Institute and the Athletics Department, Jackson wants to reduce the side effects of concussions and other brain injuries for athletes.


This Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo shows the headstone marking the final resting place of Cory Lovelace at Woodland Cemetery in Quincy, Ill.
Jim Suhr/Associated Press
February 05, 2016

Hung Jury Declared In Trial Of Former Illinois Football Star

The murder trial of Curtis Lovelace, accused of suffocating his first wife, Cory, has resulted in a hung jury.  The retrial for the former Adams County assistant state's attorney has been set for May 31.


Malcolm Hill shoots free throws.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 04, 2016

Illini Men Outlast Rutgers

It took three overtimes, but the Illinois men's basketball team survived Rutgers for a Big Ten road win.


Illinois forward Michael Finke is helped off the court after hurting his knee in a collision with another player.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
February 01, 2016

Illini Fall To Wisconsin 63-55

The Fighting Illini lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 63-55 Sunday night, in a game where Illinois forward Michael Finke had to leave with a knee injury.


Hoopeston native Thad Matta watches Illini Michael Finke launch a three-point attempt.
Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media
January 29, 2016

Ohio State Downs Illinois In Overtime, 68-63

Trevor Thompson scored 16 points and Ohio State survived a furious comeback by Illinois to win in overtime Thursday night, 68-63.
 


Illinois offensive linesman Simon Cvijanovic is taken from the field after being injured during an NCAA college football game
Doug McSchooler/Associated Press
January 27, 2016

Former Illini Cvijanovic Details Departure From Team On HBO

Former Illini linebacker Simon Cvijanovic, whose complaints led to the firing of football coach Tim Beckman and athletic director Mike Thomas, was interviewed for a Tuesday segment on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel."  He said there's 'no doubt' team doctors conspired with coaches for him to keep playing despite injuries.


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