'Party School' ranking drops UGA to 15th

...Iowa, the University of California at Santa Barbara, West Virginia University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rounding out the top five spots.Only one Southeastern Conference school placed in the top 10 of the party school rankings...

Illini roll over eigth-ranked Buckeyes

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Brandon Paul scored 19 points and No. 11 Illinois bounced back from a tough loss in its Big Ten opener to beat No...

Ethanol's water demands a cause for scrutiny

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - City officials in Champaign and Urbana took notice when they heard that an ethanol plant...still far less than the 23 million gallons per day used by Champaign and Urbana or the 500 million gallons per day that Chicago...

Two Illini returning starters arrested after bar fight

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Linebacker Matt Sinclair...punching Jamaal L. Applewhite, 19, of Champaign, according to court documents. Applewhite...were called to a bar near campus, said Champaign police spokeswoman Joan Walls. She declined...

Monday Night Football: Packers defeat Bears

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Champaign, Chicago, Green Bay. It doesn't matter where Brett Favre is when he plays against the Chicago Bears. Favre threw three first-half touchdown passes Monday night, surpassed 40,000 yards passing for his career...

Illinois dumps No. 23 Indiana

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Rich McBride scored 15 points to lead Illinois to a 51-43...game away. The game was Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson's first trip to Champaign since a fall recruiting controversy over Indianapolis high schooler Eric...

College basketball
Report: Kruger discusses Hawks' job

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Less than 24 hours after saying he did not want the job...This is certainly not in our hands." The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign reported the Hawks were offering Kruger $2 million a year to replace...

Jordan attempts to emerge from shadow of his famous father

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. --- Jeff Jordan came to Illinois without much more than a famous...Chicago's north suburbs say he brought something else with him south to Champaign -- a chip on his shoulder. Now, as Jordan finishes up his sophomore...

College football resumes with tributes and tears

From Chapel Hill to Champaign to Pasadena's Rose Bowl, college football returned Saturday amid...said before the game, her husband and friends by her side. -At Champaign, where Illinois beat No. 25 Louisville 34-10, there were chants...

Top 25 roundup

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 160 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Illinois recovered an onside kick to preserve...