Photo courtesy of Illinois athletics Illinois just finished up its most successful season since 2005 by winning the Big Ten Tournament. The last time the Fighting Illini won the Big Ten Tournament was also in 2005. The 2004-05 squad was special. There's nothing that shows that this 2020-21 team can't be just as special. The Illini finished the season with a record of 23-6. … [Read more...] about Illini Capture First Big Ten Tournament Title Since 2005, Turn Attention to Drexel
Photo courtesy of Illinois athletics Illinois and Rutgers met in Indianapolis on Friday night in the Big Ten Tournament. The last time these two teams matched up, Rutgers had the Fighting Illini's number in a 91-88 win. It was completely different this time around. Second-seeded Illinois took care of business, routing the No. 7 seed Scarlet Knights 90-68 in the Big Ten … [Read more...] about Illinois Takes Care of Rutgers, Takes on Iowa in Big Ten Semis
Photo courtesy of Illinois athletics Illinois basketball just wrapped up one of the most memorable regular seasons in recent memory. The Fighting Illini finished with their highest winning percentage (.769) since the 2005-06 season (.788). The Illini finished with the most Quad 1 wins in the country with nine, going 9-5 in those games. Realistically, Illinois should have … [Read more...] about Illinois Hoops: Illini Rack Up on Individual Honors
Photo courtesy of Kelsea Ansfield/Illinois Athletics Tuesday night was a battle of the Big Ten's best. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Illinois. The top two teams in the conference battled it out in Ann Arbor. There's not many differences between the two teams, so many thought it would be a close game regardless of the winner. That was the complete opposite of what happened at the … [Read more...] about Column: Michigan May Win the Big Ten, But Illinois is Its Best Team
Photo courtesy of Craig Pessman/Illinois athletics Throughout the history of College GameDay, only nine Power 5 schools have never hosted the popular Saturday morning show. Those schools include California, Duke, Kansas, Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest, and you guessed it...Illinois. GameDay was at the Illinois loss to USC in the Rose Bowl in 2008. It was … [Read more...] about Looking Ahead: Will College GameDay Finally Come to Champaign?