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Writing Illini 22 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: Grades from the Illini win over Michigan State

The Illinois basketball team welcomed the No. 10 ranked Michigan State Spartans to the State Farm Center Tuesday night. The Illini came into this game shorthanded once again. That has kind of been the story of the season so far, with Andre Curbelo now missing his 12th game and Kofi Cockburn now missing his second […] Illinois Basketball: Grades from the Illini win over Michigan State - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini 23 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: 5 observations from the Illini win over Michigan State

In a shocker, the Illinois basketball team was able to defeat No. 10 Michigan State on Tuesday night. I would argue that this is Brad Underwood’s most impressive win as the coach of the Illini. We were missing two key players and still took down the No. 10 team in the nation. That is a […] Illinois Basketball: 5 observations from the Illini win over Michigan State - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 25, 2022
How to Watch Illinois vs. Michigan State: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

How to Watch Illinois vs. Michigan State: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Brad Repplinger The Illini desperately need a win to avoid a three-game losing skid. How to Watch Illinois (13-5) vs. Michigan State (15-3) Game Time: 6 p.m. CT TV Channel: ESPN Online Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: ILL -5.5, O/U 144.5 Quick Hits: Illinois Fighting Illini Head Coach: Brad Underwood (5th season) 2020 Record: 24-7 (16-4...
Writing Illini Jan 24, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Illini still in AP Top 25 after 0-2 week

In a bit of a surprise, the Illinois basketball team finds themselves in the top 25 once again. The Illini had a rough run last week. A double-overtime loss to Purdue wasn’t anything crazy. I didn’t expect Illinois to drop in the rankings after losing a close game against the then-No. 4 Boilermakers. But, on […] Illinois Basketball: Illini still in AP Top 25 after 0-2 week - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 24, 2022
Illinois drops in AP poll after back-to-back losses

Illinois drops in AP poll after back-to-back losses

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Illini took a tumble this week. It was a difficult week for Illinois and shows in the latest AP poll The Illini took a tumble in the latest rankings on Monday, dropping from No. 17 to No. 24 after back-to-back losses. In the first loss, Illinois played then-No. 4 Purdue to a double-overtime thriller, led by the heroics of Andre Curbelo in his first game in two months. But in that MLK Day matinee, Kofi Cockburn ended up with a concussion, which kept him out of Friday’s game at Maryland, as the Terps avenged a loss earlier this...
The Champaign Room Jan 24, 2022
This Week in Illini Athletics: Jan. 24-30, 2022

This Week in Illini Athletics: Jan. 24-30, 2022

Photo by Michael Hickey/ It was a huge week for Illinois women’s tennis. Welcome to “This Week in Illini Athletics,” a weekly review of the past week of Illini sports and a preview of the week to come. MEN’S BASKETBALL (13-5 Overall, 6-2 Big Ten) Last Week: The 17th-ranked Illini had a rough week, losing a thriller to #4 Purdue in double overtime on Monday and dropping a tough road matchup to Maryland on Friday without star center Kofi Cockburn. Despite trailing Purdue by 11 at halftime, Illinois battled all the way back to tie it midway through the second half....
Writing Illini Jan 24, 2022

Illinois Basketball: 4 big questions for the Illini against Michigan State

Illinois basketball is emerging from a rough week that saw back-to-back losses. Even though the Illini dropped a game against Purdue and then floundered in a loss to Maryland, the Michigan State Spartans aren’t going to take it any easier on us. The Spartans are going to come into the game on Tuesday night looking […] Illinois Basketball: 4 big questions for the Illini against Michigan State - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 23, 2022
2022 ATH Matthew Bailey Commits to Illinois

2022 ATH Matthew Bailey Commits to Illinois

Twitter: @MatthewBailey_7 The Illini add another in-state prospect. The Illinois Fighting Illini have continued their in-state recruiting resurgence. On Sunday, the Illini landed a commitment from Matthew Bailey, a safety/wide receiver from Moline HS. I am thankful and extremely excited to announce my commitment to the University of Illinois. Sending a huge thank you to everyone who supported me on this journey. #famILLy @BretBielema @CoachMorrissey7 @coachPatRyan @Coach_Walters pic.twitter.com/Kdb880ex5W— Matthew Bailey (@MatthewBailey_7) January 23, 2022 One...
Writing Illini Jan 23, 2022

Illinois Football: 4-star Jven Williams keeps Illini in top 7

The impact Bret Bielema has had on the Illinois football program is pretty impressive. Bielema stepped into a situation where the Illini weren’t recruiting in-state kids, we were coming off a 2-6 record the year prior, and there wasn’t much national attention on the program in a positive way. In just one year, Bielema has […] Illinois Football: 4-star Jven Williams keeps Illini in top 7 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 23, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Grades from the Illini loss against Maryland

The Illinois basketball team traveled to College Park, Maryland, to take on the Terrapins for a Big Ten clash. The Illini were once again shorthanded in this one, missing their preseason All-American center Kofi Cockburn and it showed. The 111th ranked team in the NET ranking Maryland upset the Illini, 81-65. Illinois now falls to […] Illinois Basketball: Grades from the Illini loss against Maryland - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 22, 2022
It’s hard to win in the Big Ten without your best players

It’s hard to win in the Big Ten without your best players

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Without their All-American, the Illini dropped another contest. The Illini took on Danny Manning’s Maryland Terripans on Friday night in College Park. And like so many games this year, Illinois would be without one of its biggest weapons — except this time it was Kofi Cockburn. Cockburn suffered a concussion earlier in the week, and despite not having their big man, the Illini hung with the Terrapin early. The two teams had a combined 30 points just 6 minutes into the first half. For the Illini, Alfonso Plummer got out to a quick...
Writing Illini Jan 22, 2022

Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Maryland

Illinois basketball played a man down on Friday night, and it showed as Maryland put a thumping on us. Hours before the game started, it was announced the Illini would be playing without Kofi Cockburn for at least the Maryland game. He is dealing with a concussion from the Purdue matchup. With Kofi out, Illinois […] Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Maryland - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 21, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Kofi Cockburn out against Maryland

Illinois basketball is going to have to find a way to win without their All-American, Kofi Cockburn. On Friday morning, Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported that Illini big man Kofi will miss the Maryland game due to a concussion he suffered in the Purdue matchup on Monday. He also reports that Kofi’s status for the […] Illinois Basketball: Kofi Cockburn out against Maryland - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 21, 2022
REPORT: Kofi Cockburn (concussion) out at Maryland

REPORT: Kofi Cockburn (concussion) out at Maryland

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Cockburn didn’t travel with the team to College Park. Illinois’ big man won’t suit up Friday night at Maryland after not traveling to College Park with the team. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported Friday morning that Cockburn suffered a concussion against Purdue and is in protocol. Head coach Brad Underwood told Goodman that Cockburn’s status for Tuesday against Michigan State is up in the air. Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn will not play tonight at Maryland, Brad Underwood told @Stadium. Suffered a concussion against Purdue and...
Writing Illini Jan 21, 2022

Illinois Basketball: 4 big questions for the Illini vs Maryland

Illinois basketball is back in action against the Maryland Terrapins on Friday night. The Illini is looking to improve their record to 7-1 in the Big Ten after having a heartbreaking double-overtime loss to No. 4 Purdue on Monday. This is a chance for the Illini to take some of their anger out and put […] Illinois Basketball: 4 big questions for the Illini vs Maryland - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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