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The Champaign Room Feb 28, 2024
No. 13 Illinois hangs 105 points on Minnesota in shootout win

No. 13 Illinois hangs 105 points on Minnesota in shootout win

TCR // Jack Jungmann The Illini score 57 in the second half to sneak by the Gophers. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The questions about Illinois’ defense aren’t being answered, but two days away from March, the Illini’s offense keeps saving the day. After a game that was back and forth the entire way, Illinois scored a season-high and still only snuck by Minnesota in a 105-97 victory Wednesday night at State Farm Center. It’s Illinois’ first 100-point outing in a Big Ten game in regulations since 1994 against Iowa. The Big Three of Terrence Shannon, Coleman Hawkins...
The Champaign Room Feb 27, 2024
Illinois women’s track and field claims Big Ten title

Illinois women’s track and field claims Big Ten title

fightingillini.com The men’s team also featured some standout performances. The Illinois Fighting Illini women’s track & field team just keeps on winning. And this time, they’re bringing some hardware back to Champaign. Over this past weekend, the Illini women’s squad won the Big Ten Indoor Championship for the first time in over a decade. For the first time since 2013, Illinois is back on top of the Big Ten! #Illini I #HTTO I #WhyNotILL pic.twitter.com/wb9A6190gP— Illinois Track & Field and Cross Country (@IlliniTrackXC) February 24, 2024 As I...
The Champaign Room Feb 26, 2024
These Illini are flawed, but they are resilient

These Illini are flawed, but they are resilient

TCR // Craig Pessman Coleman Hawkins’ career day and Nico Moretti’s emergence were welcome sights Saturday. On this week’s episode of the “Oskee Talk” podcast, I spotlight an Illini program achieving something for the first time in 11 years (8:37). I also revisit Illinois’ shocking loss to Penn State — and fans’ overreactions to it (12:20) — as well as Saturday’s rebound (30:13), and I send a message to Brad Underwood’s haters (47:24). Plus, Caitlin Clark messed around got a triple-double (51:54). Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your...
The Champaign Room Feb 24, 2024
Illinois gets a crack at Caitlin Clark & No. 4 Iowa. Here’s how to watch

Illinois gets a crack at Caitlin Clark & No. 4 Iowa. Here’s how to watch

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Shauna Green looks to stay undefeated against the Hawkeye legend. How to Watch Illinois at No. 4 Iowa Game Time: 12 p.m. TV Channel: FS1 Online Streaming: FOX Sports GO Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS-AM 1400) and Chicago (WLS-AM 890) markets. The game will also be broadcasted on other networks throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: N/A Quick Hits Illinois Fighting Illini (13-12, 7-8 Big Ten) Head Coach: Shauna Green (2nd season, 35-22...
The Champaign Room Feb 24, 2024
Moretti, Hawkins shine in No. 12 Illinois’ win over Iowa

Moretti, Hawkins shine in No. 12 Illinois’ win over Iowa

TCR // David Pollak The Illini get their 1,000th Big Ten win in style. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When the leaders weren’t showing up, the unlikeliest of heroes shined. Illinois’ defensive struggles continued from Penn State into the second half Saturday against Iowa, and with stars Terrence Shannon Jr. and Marcus Domask being limited, head coach Brad Underwood looked to others to step up. He benched all of his starters early in the second half, and Niccolo Moretti answered the bell. The freshman made two huge threes to retake the lead, and his boost along with big plays...
The Champaign Room Feb 24, 2024
How to Watch No. 12 Illinois vs. Iowa: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

How to Watch No. 12 Illinois vs. Iowa: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports Need this one after Wednesday’s debacle. How to Watch Illinois vs. Iowa Game Time: 1:15 p.m. TV Channel: BTN Online Streaming: FOX Sports Go Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS-AM 1400) and Chicago (WLS-AM 890) markets. The game will also be broadcasted on other networks throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: ILL -9.5, O/U 168.5 Quick Hits No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini (19-7, 10-5 Big Ten) Head Coach: Brad Underwood (7th Season,...
The Champaign Room Feb 23, 2024
‘It felt like a movie’: Illinois aims to bounce back from stunning loss

‘It felt like a movie’: Illinois aims to bounce back from stunning loss

Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports Iowa comes to Champaign on Saturday. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Holding a seven-point lead with 40 seconds to go in the game was not enough for Illinois to leave State College with a win Wednesday night. “In the game it felt like a movie, like a dream,” said forward Luke Goode. “I was like, ‘This is wild.’ We were just up 10 points with a minute and thirty.” On the heels of the jaw-dropping loss, Goode and head coach Brad Underwood met with media Friday afternoon at State Farm Center to recap what happened Wednesday and look ahead...
The Champaign Room Feb 21, 2024
How to Watch No. 12 Illinois at Penn State: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming and Odds

How to Watch No. 12 Illinois at Penn State: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming and Odds

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Illinois looking to extend its winning streak. How to Watch No. 12 Illinois at Maryland Game Time: 5:30 pm TV Channel: BTN Online Streaming: FOX Sports GO Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS-AM 1400) and Chicago (WLS-AM 890) markets. The game will also be broadcasted on other networks throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: ILL -7.5, O/U 156.5 Quick Hits No. 12 Illinois Fighting Illini (19-6, 10-4 Big Ten) Head Coach: Brad Underwood (7th season,...
The Champaign Room Feb 20, 2024
Who should be on Illinois’ offensive line in 2024?

Who should be on Illinois’ offensive line in 2024?

Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via A first look at the guys protecting Luke Altmyer. As long as Bret Bielema is the coach of Illinois football, the offensive line will always be heavily scrutinized. Any time that the run game fails to produce a 1,000-yard back or if a quarterback ranks in the bottom half of sacks taken, every single football analyst will question if Bielema is truly the right man for the job. And those same questions are already swirling around your head as your read this column, and honestly they are extremely valid. Last year, Illinois failed...
The Champaign Room Feb 17, 2024
How to Watch No. 14 Illinois at Maryland: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming and Odds

How to Watch No. 14 Illinois at Maryland: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming and Odds

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Illini aim for first win in College Park since 2011. How to Watch No. 14 Illinois at Maryland Game Time: 4:30 pm TV Channel: FOX Online Streaming: FOX Sports GO Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS-AM 1400) and Chicago (WLS-AM 890) markets. The game will also be broadcasted on other networks throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: ILL -2.5, O/U 139.5 Quick Hits No. 14 Illinois Fighting Illini (18-6, 9-4 Big Ten) Head Coach: Brad Underwood (7th season,...
The Champaign Room Feb 15, 2024
Adalia McKenzie shines as Illinois upsets Penn State

Adalia McKenzie shines as Illinois upsets Penn State

Illinois Fighting Illini Athletics The Illini secured a big upset on the road. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Illinois showed up big in a critical conference matchup. Illinois visited Penn State and looked to get back on track after having lost two of its last three following a stretch where it looked like the Illini were on the verge of a late-season surge. Both teams had been struggling as of late, but the Illini separated themselves in the third quarter as the Illini upset the Lady Lions, 86-71, on Thursday night. Early on, the matchup looked like it was going to be a...
The Champaign Room Feb 15, 2024
‘I was ecstatic’: Illinois welcomes new LB, WR coaches

‘I was ecstatic’: Illinois welcomes new LB, WR coaches

TCR Welcome to Champaign, Archie McDaniel and Justin Stepp! CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois welcomed two of its newest coaches on Thursday through a press conference that took place at the Fighting Illini Center for Excellence. Archie McDaniel and Justin Stepp were available to the media for the first time dressed in the orange and blue befitting an Illini. Archie McDaniel is the program’s new linebackers coach, replacing Andy Buh, who was fired in January. He joins after spending three seasons with the Houston Cougars as their linebackers coach. Prior to Houston, he...
The Champaign Room Feb 14, 2024
To win in March, Illinois needs to maximize Ty Rodgers

To win in March, Illinois needs to maximize Ty Rodgers

David Pollak // TCR Rodgers adds so much to the Illini’s value. He started as a point guard, now he’s a forward. Lots has been asked of Ty Rodgers, and he has accomplished everything he needed to. The effort and strength that Rodgers plays with will make him successful no matter where he plays, but his new role has put him in a position to really excel. The hustle effect Jack Jungmann // TCR When the season first started, Rodgers was advertised as the starting point guard. He still brings the ball up every once in a while, but when Marcus...
The Champaign Room Feb 13, 2024
Shannon Jr. explodes for 31 in No. 14 Illinois’ romp over Michigan

Shannon Jr. explodes for 31 in No. 14 Illinois’ romp over Michigan

TCR // Jack Jungmann Brad Underwood is 8-0 against Juwan Howard. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — What’s new? Brad Underwood & Co. once again were able to get it done against Juwan Howard and Michigan. Terrence Shannon Jr. (31 points) had his best game since returning from suspension, and No. 14 Illinois secured the season sweep of Michigan in a bounce-back 97-68 win Tuesday night at State Farm Center. Howard’s Wolverines are now 0-8 against the Illini. On the heels of a road game Illinois let get away, this felt like the ultimate get-right opportunity against a Michigan team...
The Champaign Room Feb 13, 2024
How to Watch No. 14 Illinois vs Michigan: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

How to Watch No. 14 Illinois vs Michigan: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports The Illini can sweep the Wolverines this season with a win. How to Watch Illinois vs Michigan Game Time: 6 p.m. TV Channel: None Online Streaming: Peacock (You can register for Peacock here. Plans start at $5.99/month, and are even cheaper for students.) Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS-AM 1400) and Chicago (WLS-AM 890) markets. The game will also be broadcasted on other networks throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: ILL -16, O/U 153.5 Quick...

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