At the conclusion of the 2018 season, with bad defense and a lull in recruiting, it seemed that the term Littyville had come and gone like Halley's Comet. But, in the week before Christmas, Lovie Smith's Illini have gotten better. Much better. And for the first time since Ron Zook's Illini started 6-0 in 2011, … Continue reading Excitement in Littyville
The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Missouri Tigers will face off yet again at the Enterprise Center in Saint Louis, Missouri for the annual Braggin' Rights game. This series first began in the 1980's with the Illini winning the matchup 84-62. Since then there have been some fantastic games like the 108-107 triple-overtime game where … Continue reading Illinois Looks to Win its 6th Straight in the Annual Braggin’ Rights Game against the Missouri Tigers
The Illinois Fighting Illini look to move to 2-0 on the young season as they face the Georgetown Hoyas. Nate Williamson gives his keys to the game, inside.
A 7 pm ET tip-off time. A sea of orange and blue. Illinois basketball is less than a week away from their season opener against the Evansville Aces at the State Farm Center in Urbana-Champaign. Tonight provided a glimpse at the possibilities of various lineups that Coach Underwood could employ throughout the season. The starting … Continue reading New look Illini get the better of Illinois Wesleyan
The fourth-ranked University of Illinois Fighting Illini volleyball team made yet another headline-worthy moment to add onto their (frankly, giant) pile of moments for the season. That’s right, not only in this season has Illini-star Ali Bastianelli set the record for most blocks in Illinois history, but the team tied yet another mark this week. … Continue reading Illini Volleyball Continues Stellar Season, Eyes NCAA Tournament
Illinois Fighting Illini basketball is back this Friday and I, like many fans, can't wait to see how Brad Underwood's new group looks come game time. Brad Underwood's first season in charge didn't exactly get off to a "Flying Illini" start as his team went 14-18 overall and 4-14 in conference play. This came as … Continue reading Illinois Basketball; Illinois Wesleyan Matchup Preview/Prediction
Location: West Lafayette, IN. Mascot: The Boilermakers 2017 Record: 7-6 The Breakdown: The Purdue Boilermakers (2-3) enter this game having won their previous two contests and are looking to keep the winning momentum going against the Illini. It was a rough start for Purdue's 2018 season as they fell to Northwestern in their first game … Continue reading Know the Foe: Purdue Boilermakers