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The Champaign Room 7 hours ago
Illinois Volleyball improves to 26-3

Illinois Volleyball improves to 26-3

The Illini took down both Northwestern and Rutgers on their way to picking up their 11th straight win. Illinois Volleyball didn’t disappoint this week, making quick work of both of its opponents as they improved to 26-3 on the season. With only two games left in the regular season, the Illini are poised to finish with one of the best regular season performances in Illinois history, behind only Mike Hebert’s teams in 1985 and ‘86. November 14: #4 Illinois 3, Northwestern 0 It only took 1:09 for the Illini to take down the Wildcats in Evanston, defeating them 25-16, 25-11, 25-14....
Writing Illini 10 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini are my only hope for a normal fan life

The Illinois basketball team is my last hope to have some normalcy of fandom this year. I say this statement coming off a bad Illinois football loss. It was actually the worst loss in program history, and the Illini have been playing football since before Babe Ruth was born. We were able to witness history […] Illinois Basketball: Illini are my only hope for a normal fan life - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini 11 hours ago

Illinois Football: 5 observations from the Illini loss to Iowa

The Illinois football team played their final home game of the season, and it ended up being the worst loss in program history. While the game seemed out of hand almost immediately, the Illini weren’t far behind after the first quarter. The first score of the game came at the end of the first quarter […] Illinois Football: 5 observations from the Illini loss to Iowa - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room 23 hours ago
Iowa trounces Illinois on Senior Day, 63-0

Iowa trounces Illinois on Senior Day, 63-0

The Illini are now out of contention for a bowl game. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — That is not the way you want to send off your seniors. It was a pathetic showing for the Illini upperclassmen on their senior day. Illinois (4-7) welcomed Iowa to Memorial Stadium in Champaign and suffered its worst loss in school history by a final score of 63-0. The offense was unable to get anything going with running back Reggie Corbin held out with a leg injury, and the loss removes any sliver of hope the Illini might have had to reach the 6-6 mark on the season and qualify for a bowl game. The Illini offense...
The Champaign Room Nov 17, 2018
How to Watch Illinois vs. Iowa: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

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

Everything you need to know for Saturday’s game! How to Watch Illinois (4-6) at Iowa (6-4) Game Time: 2:30 p.m. CT TV Channel: BTN Online Streaming: BTN2GO Radio: All Illinois football games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WSCR 670). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Other audio options for fans that don’t live close enough include SiriusXM and the Fighting Illini TuneIn stream. Odds: Illinois (+14.5), O/U 58.5 Quick Hits: Illinois Fighting...
Writing Illini Nov 17, 2018

Illinois Football: Illini have a big weekend for more than one reason

This weekend is huge for the Illinois football team for more than one reason. Yes, winning the game on Saturday against Iowa is the most important thing. We aren’t out of the bowl picture yet and winning this game would put us one step closer. But, this weekend is also big because there will be […] Illinois Football: Illini have a big weekend for more than one reason - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Nov 16, 2018
Illinois vs Iowa Staff Predictions

Illinois vs Iowa Staff Predictions

It’s senior day for the Illini. Matt Rejc The potential return of Reggie Corbin should give the Illini offense some life, but it’s the defense that we’re all much more concerned about. After a solid game against Minnesota, the Illini defense was gashed last week in Lincoln. Missed assignments and an inability to shed blocks have doomed the Illinois defense all year, and I see that trend continuing this weekend against Iowa. Iowa 48; Illinois 31 Michael Berns This will sound like a line Tim Beckman would say, but here it goes: If the Illini didn’t drop all of those passes and muff...
Writing Illini Nov 16, 2018

Illinois Basketball: Chris Payton keeps Illini in top 4

The Illinois basketball team moved one step closer to landing another class of 2019 recruit on Thursday morning. Chris Payton announced on Twitter that he has cut his list down to just four programs he will be choosing from. He included Southern Illinois, Middle Tennessee, Valparaiso and Illinois on that list. This would be a […] Illinois Basketball: Chris Payton keeps Illini in top 4 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Nov 15, 2018

Illinois Basketball: Illini improving in key areas on the court

Despite a loss to Georgetown, the Illinois basketball team did look rejuvenated and impressed a lot of people with their play. There are some weaknesses to this Illini team, but they seem to be working through them. Illinois has a lot of strengths as well. Here are some of the areas that stand out so […] Illinois Basketball: Illini improving in key areas on the court - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Nov 15, 2018

Illinois Basketball: Weaknesses for the Illini are similar to last season

The Illinois basketball team has started the season 1-1 with a tough loss against Georgetown in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. I understand the season is young, but let’s take a look at some of the weaknesses for the Illini so far. Rebounds per game – 2018 – 33.5 RPG (#244) 2017 – 32.8 RPG (#285) […] Illinois Basketball: Weaknesses for the Illini are similar to last season - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Nov 15, 2018

Illinois Football: Illini have tough test against stout Iowa defense

The Illinois football team takes on the Iowa Hawkeyes at home this weekend. Illinois needs to win the final two games of the season to become bowl eligible, but can they get past a tough Hawkeyes team? That question will be answered on Saturday, but is there a possibility the Orange and Blue can pull […] Illinois Football: Illini have tough test against stout Iowa defense - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Nov 14, 2018

Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Georgetown

The Illinois basketball team played their first true test of the season on Tuesday night and fell to the Georgetown Hoyas. This was a game that saddened most of the Illini fan base. The team didn’t look bad but they couldn’t get to the finish line before Georgetown. It was a fun game to watch, […] Illinois Basketball: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Georgetown - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Nov 14, 2018
Iowa Hawkeyes Scouting Report

Iowa Hawkeyes Scouting Report

Memorial Stadium says goodbye the Illini seniors. Illinois must beat Iowa for any shot at a bowl game. History: The Illinois Fighting Illini are seeking their first win against the Iowa Hawkeyes since 2008. Iowa is on a four game winning steak against the Illini, although these two teams did not play against one another from 2009 to 2013 during the “Leaders vs Legends” Big Ten Football (mis)alignment. The now for Illinois: “This is the playoffs for us” Lovie Smith said in his post-Nebraska game press conference and his Monday afternoon press conference, and he’s absolutely right....
The Champaign Room Nov 13, 2018
Georgetown tops Illinois, 88-80

Georgetown tops Illinois, 88-80

Illinois suffered its first loss of the season. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It was a loss, but State Farm Center hasn’t felt like that in a while. In a game without their best player, Illinois dropped their Gavitt Games matchup at State Farm Center on Tuesday night against Georgetown, 88-80. Without Trent Frazier, the Illini (1-1) had to rely on newcomers Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Ayo Dosunmu, and Andres Feliz to lead the charge. The trio combined for 50 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. When the offense needed a bucket, it was one of those three to step up for the team — especially in the...
Writing Illini Nov 13, 2018

Illinois Basketball: Illini land 2019 big man Antwan January

I think boom would be a good word to use to describe the commitment the Illinois basketball team just picked up. Antwan January just announced on Twitter that he has ended his recruitment and picked the Illini over teams like New Mexico and Washington State. This is a big pickup for the Illini as they […] Illinois Basketball: Illini land 2019 big man Antwan January - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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