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.


Illinois' forward Leron Black tries to bat away a rebound by Maryland's guard Melo Trimble.
Robin Scholz / AP
January 16, 2017

Maryland Outlasts Illini Men 62-56

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon didn't let history repeat itself when his team defeated Illinois 62-56 on Saturday. The Terrapins were No. 11 when they came to Champaign two years ago and were upset 64-57 by an Illinois team that did not make the NCAA Tournament.


Illini Te'Jon Lucas (3) dumps a no-look assist to Maverick Morgan (22) in Wednesday's 85-69 win over Michigan, in Champaign.
Rob McColley / for Illinois Public Media
January 12, 2017

Youth Movement Propels Illini Men Past Michigan

Newcomers Kipper Nichols and Te'Jon Lucas led the way as the Illini men plowed past MIchigan 85-69 last night in Champaign. Illinois evened its Big Ten record at 2-2, while improving to 12-5 overall. Michigan drops to 11-6, 1-3 in the conference.


Petra Holešínská shoots over two Rutgers defenders in a 78-41 win.
Cary Frye / University of Illinois
January 07, 2017

Illini Women Blow Out Rutgers

The Illinois women's basketball team topped Rutgers 78-41 Saturday at State Farm Center in Champaign, the Illini's second largest ever margin of victory in a Big Ten game. Freshman Petra Holešínská led Illinois with a career-high 21 points.


Illinois basketball coach John Groce
Darron Cummings / Associated Press
January 07, 2017

Slow Start Dooms Illini In Loss At Indiana

The Indiana Hoosiers calmed their fans by sending them into a frenzy. James Blackmon Jr. scored 25 points, Thomas Bryant added 20, and No. 25 Indiana snapped a three-game losing streak with a 96-80 victory over Illinois on Saturday night.


Illini Leron Black and Buckeye Jaquan Lyle.
Rob McColley / Illinois Public Media
January 02, 2017

Illini Men Bounce Back With Win Over Ohio State

Illinois is 1-1 in the Big Ten after a 75-70 win over Ohio State at State Farm Center in Champaign.  The Illini lost a 15-point lead before recovering to get the win on New Year's Day.


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