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Kravetz throws shutout, Illini stay alive in Big Ten baseball

Kravetz throws shutout, Illini stay alive in Big Ten baseball

MINNEAPOLIS — John Kravetz threw his first career shutout and top-seeded Illinois stayed alive in the Big Ten Tournament by beating Michigan S…

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Levi Randolph had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help Alabama beat Illinois 79-58 on Tuesday in the first round of the NIT.
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    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Selection Sunday arrives in 17 days and in that time tension will build and nerves will fray.
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    CHAMPAIGN — In a game so physical it drew blood and will leave bruises, Illinois took a couple dozen body blows from the Michigan State Spartans Sunday night.
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    Earn a trip to the Super Bowl, especially your first trip, and you become a ticket broker and travel agent. There are details to work out, arrangements to make. Your phone “blows up” with text messages and voice mails.

Maryland snaps Illini baseball win streak at 27

MINNEAPOLIS — Brian Shaffer allowed one run in seven innings and Maryland ended the University of Illinois' 27-game winning streak with a 2-1 …

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Ex-Illini women's basketball players object to investigation

CHAMPAIGN — More former University of Illinois women’s basketball players have joined the list of those complaining of abusive treatment while…

May 21, 2015 8:00 pm(0)

Tupper: Accusations looming over Thomas, Illini program

Tupper: Accusations looming over Thomas, Illini program

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team can have.”

May 21, 2015 7:00 am(0)

Illinois beats Nebraska in Big Ten baseball tourney

Illinois beats Nebraska in Big Ten baseball tourney

MINNEAPOLIS — Pat McInerney broke a tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning and top-seeded Illinois beat Nebraska, 3-2, on W…

May 20, 2015 8:27 pm(0)

Illini AD: I want to make sure we get the facts

Illini AD: I want to make sure we get the facts

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois athletics director Mike Thomas is steering clear of hypothetical questions these days as he oversees a depa…

May 20, 2015 7:00 pm(0)

Area products help surging Illini baseball team

Area products help surging Illini baseball team

Streator native Ryan Nagle and Normal West High School product Matthew James are part of a productive offense that sports a team batting avera…

May 20, 2015 5:45 pm Photos

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League champion Illini sweep Big Ten baseball awards

CHAMPAIGN — The conference champion University of Illinois baseball team was rewarded for its success Tuesday with a record number of Big Ten …

May 19, 2015 5:30 pm(0)

Duchene, Illini hope to keep 'riding a wave'

Duchene, Illini hope to keep 'riding a wave'

CHAMPAIGN — When the regular season ended this past weekend, it was an obvious time to draw a deep breath and reflect on a storybook Universit…

May 18, 2015 7:00 pm(0)

Illinois now investigating allegations involving women's basketball

Illinois now investigating allegations involving women's basketball

CHAMPAIGN — Another investigation into the mistreatment of student-athletes is underway at the University of Illinois, this time involving wom…

May 18, 2015 3:45 pm(0)

College report 5/10/15: IWU baseball to play for CCIW title

Sean Coonan took a shutout into the seventh inning Saturday as the Illinois Wesleyan baseball team forced a second championship game in the Co…

May 09, 2015 9:01 pm(0)

Tupper: Groce gives offers to five in-state sophomores

Tupper: Groce gives offers to five in-state sophomores

No matter what state you’re in, the high school basketball talent level goes up and down from year to year. In Illinois, the talent level for …

April 28, 2015 6:30 pm(0)

Could ex-Illini fill Groce's staff vacancy?

Could ex-Illini fill Groce's staff vacancy?

While most University of Illinois basketball eyes are on the chase to find a point guard with the one remaining open scholarship, it’s going t…

April 25, 2015 10:00 pm(0)

College Report 4/24/15: It's official: Illini get transfer Thorne

College Report 4/24/15: It's official: Illini get transfer Thorne

University of Illinois basketball coach John Groce made it official Thursday, announcing that Charlotte's Mike Thorne Jr. has signed a tender …

April 23, 2015 10:00 pm(0)

Beckman points way for White squad, but Illinois' Orange team prevails

CHAMPAIGN — Oh, if only Tim Beckman could make the rules when Illinois hosts national football champion Ohio State on Nov. 14.

April 18, 2015 10:00 pm(0)

Illini land 6-11 basketball transfer Thorne

Illini land 6-11 basketball transfer Thorne

CHAMPAIGN — Mike Thorne, a center transferring from Charlotte, will be canceling visits to Kansas and Kentucky after giving University of Illi…

April 18, 2015 5:00 pm(0)

Abrams eager to point way for next year's Illini

Abrams eager to point way for next year's Illini

CHAMPAIGN — It has been four weeks since the University of Illinois basketball season ended with screeching tires and an end-over-end flip int…

April 15, 2015 7:30 pm(0)

Colbert transferring from Illini basketball program

Colbert transferring from Illini basketball program

CHAMPAIGN — Austin Colbert is leaving the University of Illinois basketball program and will transfer to another school.

April 15, 2015 7:13 pm(0)

Beckman to test first-teamers in spring game

CHAMPAIGN — When the first team offense takes the Memorial Stadium field on Saturday, it will be in a 17-0 hole.

April 14, 2015 5:30 pm(0)

Egwu rakes in awards at Illini team banquet

Egwu rakes in awards at Illini team banquet

CHAMPAIGN — Nnanna Egwu walked out of the the 93rd annual University of Illinois men's basketball banquet Monday night with his hands full.

April 14, 2015 10:15 am(0)

Illini unveil new golf facility, plan other upgrades

Illini unveil new golf facility, plan other upgrades

CHAMPAIGN — It was fitting that on Saturday, as the third round of the Masters was playing out in Augusta, Ga., a near replica of the Augusta …

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Two more Illini receivers injured in scrimmage

SPRINGFIELD — The sight of Mike Dudek leaning on aluminum crutches was bad enough for the University of Illinois football fans who turned out …

April 10, 2015 9:54 pm(0)

Beckman adds Ryan Cubit as full-time Illini assistant

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois football coach Tim Beckman on Friday added Ryan Cubit to his full-time coaching staff as quarterbacks coach.

April 10, 2015 5:30 pm(0)

Illini lose Dudek to torn ACL

Illini lose Dudek to torn ACL

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois football team lost its most decorated football player Wednesday.

April 08, 2015 5:00 pm(0)

Illini offense sputters in spring practice

Illini offense sputters in spring practice

CHAMPAIGN — It’s not all his fault, but starting quarterback Wes Lunt doesn’t need to be told that after nine spring practices, the Illini off…

April 07, 2015 10:00 pm(0)

Cubit's reality: Illini defense is ahead of his offense

Cubit's reality: Illini defense is ahead of his offense

CHAMPAIGN — For the first time since he became offensive coordinator two seasons ago, Bill Cubit looks around and knows there is truth in this…

April 06, 2015 7:00 pm(0)

Defense dominates offense in Illini scrimmage

FLOSSMOOR — In an intrasquad football scrimmage, the side of the ball making the most plays also makes the most noise.

April 03, 2015 9:30 pm(0)

Walkoff blast lifts Illini over ISU in softball

CHAMPAIGN — Ruby Rivera belted a seventh-inning home run to left-center field to give the University of Illinois softball team a 5-4 win over …

March 31, 2015 9:11 pm(0)

Offensive line to be crucial to Illini football progress

Offensive line to be crucial to Illini football progress

CHAMPAIGN — After climbing from two victories in 2012 to four in 2013 to six in 2014, another step forward is the University of Illinois' foot…

March 31, 2015 7:00 pm(0)

Take 2, Mark Tupper: Famous dad quietly supports Illini's Jeff George Jr.

Take 2, Mark Tupper: Famous dad quietly supports Illini's Jeff George Jr.

On most days during recent University of Illinois spring football practices, a man has been sitting quietly inside the recruiting lounge, peer…

March 30, 2015 5:00 pm(0)

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Bad time to give new Illinois president double trouble

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team can have.” 

May 19, 2015 5:11 pm(0)

Beckman hit with serious allegations

This is a bad week for me to be starting a vacation, because it could be a critical time for the Illini football program given what former off…

May 11, 2015 9:37 am(0)

Illini looking at former Redbird guard

While Illinois waits for a decision from Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis, another guard prospect was visiting on Wednesday.

May 06, 2015 3:31 pm(0)

Groce's new big man is a big deal

CHAMPAIGN – At the precise time the head coach needed to generate some positive news for an Illini basketball program under fire, John Groce f…

April 18, 2015 5:56 pm(0)

Illini Tracy Abrams: 'I take that as pride'

CHAMPAIGN – It has been four weeks since the Illini basketball season ended with screeching tires and an end-over-end flip into the ditch.

April 15, 2015 3:51 pm(0)

As No. 2 QB, Illini Crouch has to be ready

CHAMPAIGN – Five months before the season begins, the Illini football depth chart shows Wes Lunt as the starting quarterback.

April 08, 2015 2:49 pm(0)

Illini football breakthrough: Defense coming on

An interesting development has emerged at Illini spring football practice and I’m guessing it becomes a story line that holds through training…

April 07, 2015 2:39 pm(0)

Groce targets 'selflessness' as offseason goal

CHAMPAIGN -- John Groce didn’t fill in every blank or solve every mystery Monday when he looked back on the final two games of a disappointing…

March 23, 2015 4:30 pm(0)

Illini end season by driving off the cliff

After a two-game pileup set the stage, Illinois ended its basketball season Tuesday night by driving off the cliff.

March 17, 2015 10:35 pm Related (0)

Illini stumbling in wrong direction

CHICAGO – For more years than I care to think about, it’s been a mostly painful curse to be an Illini fan.

March 12, 2015 3:54 pm Related (0)

Can anyone make Wisconsin sweat in Big Ten Tourney?

Adding a fifth day to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament solves the problem created by the addition of a 13th and 14th team. But it creat…

March 11, 2015 5:32 pm(0)

Without a point guard, Illini not moving forward

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It was fitting Saturday that one play will haunt the Illini in the days to come and it involved a full-on collapse at p…

March 07, 2015 8:10 pm Related (0)

Mark Tupper's Blog

Blog     Twitter

Bad time to give new Illinois president double trouble

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team can have.” 

May 19, 2015 5:11 pm(0)

Beckman hit with serious allegations

This is a bad week for me to be starting a vacation, because it could be a critical time for the Illini football program given what former off…

May 11, 2015 9:37 am(0)

Illini looking at former Redbird guard

While Illinois waits for a decision from Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis, another guard prospect was visiting on Wednesday.

May 06, 2015 3:31 pm(0)

Groce's new big man is a big deal

CHAMPAIGN – At the precise time the head coach needed to generate some positive news for an Illini basketball program under fire, John Groce f…

April 18, 2015 5:56 pm(0)

Illini Tracy Abrams: 'I take that as pride'

CHAMPAIGN – It has been four weeks since the Illini basketball season ended with screeching tires and an end-over-end flip into the ditch.

April 15, 2015 3:51 pm(0)

As No. 2 QB, Illini Crouch has to be ready

CHAMPAIGN – Five months before the season begins, the Illini football depth chart shows Wes Lunt as the starting quarterback.

April 08, 2015 2:49 pm(0)

Illini football breakthrough: Defense coming on

An interesting development has emerged at Illini spring football practice and I’m guessing it becomes a story line that holds through training…

April 07, 2015 2:39 pm(0)

Groce targets 'selflessness' as offseason goal

CHAMPAIGN -- John Groce didn’t fill in every blank or solve every mystery Monday when he looked back on the final two games of a disappointing…

March 23, 2015 4:30 pm(0)

Illini end season by driving off the cliff

After a two-game pileup set the stage, Illinois ended its basketball season Tuesday night by driving off the cliff.

March 17, 2015 10:35 pm Related (0)

Illini stumbling in wrong direction

CHICAGO – For more years than I care to think about, it’s been a mostly painful curse to be an Illini fan.

March 12, 2015 3:54 pm Related (0)

Can anyone make Wisconsin sweat in Big Ten Tourney?

Adding a fifth day to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament solves the problem created by the addition of a 13th and 14th team. But it creat…

March 11, 2015 5:32 pm(0)

Without a point guard, Illini not moving forward

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It was fitting Saturday that one play will haunt the Illini in the days to come and it involved a full-on collapse at p…

March 07, 2015 8:10 pm Related (0)
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