Sluggish Illini get past Eagles in season opener

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois opened the season hoping an infusion of offensive talent would help turn a team that struggled to score last...

Rick Pitino's Cardinals down son Richard's Gophers

...and 10 assists for the Tigers, who opened with a win for the 30th consecutive year. ILLINOIS 80, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 71In Champaign, Ill., Rayvonte Rice had 24 points to lead Illinois past Georgia Southern.Jelani Hewitt lead the Eagles with 22.

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...

SC State knocks off nationally-ranked Furman

...Payne ran for two touchdowns and Southern Miss (2-2) held off Appalachian State (1-2). ILLINOIS 42, TEXAS STATE 35In Champaign, Ill., Illinois combined two touchdowns and 190 yards rushing from Jason Ferguson with the kind of desperate, second-half...

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...