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Whatever happened to ... the worst Illini football team ever?

No way to sugarcoat it: The 1997 Illinois football team was the worst in school history. The only one to finish 0-11. Outscored 368-119. No games decided by fewer than 10 points.

Whatever happened to ... the worst Illini football team ever?
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Volleyball stereotype: Women play, men coach

Volleyball stereotype: Women play, men coach

UI's hire follows national trend

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Tate: Groce's ouster not a simple task

Tate: Groce's ouster not a simple task

For Josh Whitman, this situation is much more complicated than for fans whose clear call is for change, Change, CHANGE.

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Whitman: 'I'm so excited about future of the program'

Whitman: 'I'm so excited about future of the program'

Coach Lovie Smith recently added 25 players to his "family."

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Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:17pm

Tate: Fans must savor rare Iowa win for Illini

Tate: Fans must savor rare Iowa win for Illini

They say the ’80s belonged to the Illini. Well, our western neighbor would question that.


Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:02am

Illini Recap: 'What it means to give Illinois effort'

Hear from Illinois coach John Groce and Illini players Te'Jon Lucas, Malcolm Hill and Michael Finke after their road win at Iowa on Saturday.

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Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:14pm

Commitment to 'be the better team' pays off in another road win

Commitment to 'be the better team' pays off in another road win

Road games for Illinois this season have been more about trying to avoid a blowout loss than trying to close out a close win.


Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:27pm

Illini notes: Lucas the 'front porch' at both ends

Illini notes: Lucas the 'front porch' at both ends

Te’Jon Lucas has two main roles for Illinois: distribute and defend. That’s what is expected of the freshman point guard. Scoring is a bonus.


Sat, 02/18/2017 - 11:30pm

Richey: Strong finish for second road win

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick rundown of Illinois' 70-66 win at Iowa on Saturday afternoon.

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Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:09pm

Illini grades vs. Iowa: Hill carries the team

Illini grades vs. Iowa: Hill carries the team

Beat writer Scott Richey hands out his report card after Illinois' 70-66 win over Iowa on Saturday.


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    2016 Football Schedule

    Sept. 3, vs. Murray State, W 52-3 | Game Story | Tate Column
    Sept. 10, vs. North Carolina, L 23-48 | Game Story | Tate Column
    Sept. 17, vs. Western Michigan, L 10-34 Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 1, at Nebraska, L 16-31 Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 8, vs. Purdue, L 34-31  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 15, at Rutgers, W 24-7  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 22, at Michigan, L 41-8  Game Story | Tate Column
    Oct. 29, vs. Minnesota, L 17-40  Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 5, vs. Michigan State, W 31-27  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 12, at Wisconsin, L 3-48  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 19, vs. Iowa, L 0-28  | Game Story | Tate Column
    Nov. 26, at Northwestern, L 21-42 | Game Story | Tate Column

     

    Basketball Schedule

    Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), W 82-75
    Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), 7 p.m. W 95-51
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m. W 81-62
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, 5 p.m. W 79-64
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m. W 112-65
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. W 89-69
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m. L 84-80
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.* L 57-89
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. L 72-61
    Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m. W 87-74
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, 2 p.m. W 64-46
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m. W 85-77
    Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. W 92-73
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^ W 75-73
    Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, 6 p.m. W 75-66
    Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, 4 p.m. L 59-84
    Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. W 75-70
    Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, 4 p.m. L 80-96
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. W 85-69
    Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. L 56-62
    Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, 6 p.m. L 68-91
    Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, 1:15 p.m. L 57-66
    Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, 8 p.m. W 76-64
    Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. L 67-71
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. L 43-57
    Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m. L 59-68
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 68-61
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, 1 p.m. L 70-83
    Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m.
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.
    March. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, 8 p.m.
    March. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, 11 a.m.
    *at Brooklyn
    +at Miami
    ^at Chicago
    #at St. Louis