5:48 AM EST, Sat January 29, 2022
The Champaign Room 4 hours ago
How to Watch Illinois at Northwestern: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

How to Watch Illinois at Northwestern: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports A chance for the Illini to stay in first place. How to Watch Illinois (14-5) at Northwestern (9-9) Game Time: 3:30 p.m. TV Channel: BTN Online Streaming: FoxSportsGO Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: N/A Quick Hits: Illinois Fighting Illini Head Coach: Brad Underwood (5th season) 2020-21 Record: 24-7 (16-4 Big Ten) Gameday...
Writing Illini 19 hours ago

Ayo Dosunmu earning more trust with the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have a special player on their hands with former Illinois basketball star, Ayo Dosunmu. Throughout much of the 2021-22 campaign, the Bulls have dealt with injuries and health and safety protocols. This makes having a solid reserve like Ayo so much more valuable. Chicago currently sits with a 30-17 record overall and […] Ayo Dosunmu earning more trust with the Chicago Bulls - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room 20 hours ago
Scouting Report: Northwestern Wildcats

Scouting Report: Northwestern Wildcats

Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports Is Chris Collins’ squad due for a win? The Fighting Illini drive north on I-57 on Saturday to play the Northwestern Wildcats (9-8, 2-6). The Wildcats lost 72-70 at Michigan on Wednesday, while Illinois is coming off its worst offensive performance in a win since January 2020. The Illini hold a commanding 139-43 all-time record against their in-state rivals, including a record of 64-28 in Evanston. Illinois has won the past six games in the series. Despite its history, Northwestern isn’t a pushover. Both of its conference wins so far...
Writing Illini Jan 27, 2022

Illinois Football: Illini pick up 2 Crystal Ball Predictions for 2022

It looks like Bret Bielema isn’t done adding to the Illinois football class of 2022. The Illini have quite the haul right now for the 2022 class. We rank No. 45 in the country and have nine top 1000 recruits coming into the program. With 24 players signed up, Bielema is trying to squeeze a […] Illinois Football: Illini pick up 2 Crystal Ball Predictions for 2022 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 27, 2022

Illinois basketball good, bad, and ugly entering the stretch run of the 2021-22 season

The Illinois basketball team is 19 games into the 2021-22 campaign, and things are looking pretty good for the program. A big win over Michigan State has the Illini fanbase buzzing right now. We were able to knock off the No. 10 team in the nation without two key players. The sky is the limit […] Illinois basketball good, bad, and ugly entering the stretch run of the 2021-22 season - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 27, 2022
Throwback Thursday: The Last Time Illinois Visited Evanston

Throwback Thursday: The Last Time Illinois Visited Evanston

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports We may never see another game like this again. The Illinois Fighting Illini (14-5, 7-2 Big Ten) travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to face the Northwestern Wildcats (9-8, 2-6 Big Ten) Saturday afternoon. This will be the first of two meetings this season. And if it’s anything like last year’s game in Evanston, it’s going to be bizarre. Let’s travel back in time to Jan. 7, 2021. Illinois won this game 81-56. That on its own wouldn’t be a completely odd result — the Illini were a top-15 team and had two of the Big Ten’s best players in...
Writing Illini Jan 26, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Grades from the Illini win over Michigan State

The Illinois basketball team welcomed the No. 10 ranked Michigan State Spartans to the State Farm Center Tuesday night. The Illini came into this game shorthanded once again. That has kind of been the story of the season so far, with Andre Curbelo now missing his 12th game and Kofi Cockburn now missing his second […] Illinois Basketball: Grades from the Illini win over Michigan State - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jan 26, 2022

Illinois Basketball: 5 observations from the Illini win over Michigan State

In a shocker, the Illinois basketball team was able to defeat No. 10 Michigan State on Tuesday night. I would argue that this is Brad Underwood’s most impressive win as the coach of the Illini. We were missing two key players and still took down the No. 10 team in the nation. That is a […] Illinois Basketball: 5 observations from the Illini win over Michigan State - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 25, 2022
How to Watch Illinois vs. Michigan State: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

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

Brad Repplinger The Illini desperately need a win to avoid a three-game losing skid. How to Watch Illinois (13-5) vs. Michigan State (15-3) Game Time: 6 p.m. CT TV Channel: ESPN Online Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: ILL -5.5, O/U 144.5 Quick Hits: Illinois Fighting Illini Head Coach: Brad Underwood (5th season) 2020 Record: 24-7 (16-4...
Writing Illini Jan 24, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Illini still in AP Top 25 after 0-2 week

In a bit of a surprise, the Illinois basketball team finds themselves in the top 25 once again. The Illini had a rough run last week. A double-overtime loss to Purdue wasn’t anything crazy. I didn’t expect Illinois to drop in the rankings after losing a close game against the then-No. 4 Boilermakers. But, on […] Illinois Basketball: Illini still in AP Top 25 after 0-2 week - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 24, 2022
Illinois drops in AP poll after back-to-back losses

Illinois drops in AP poll after back-to-back losses

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The Illini took a tumble this week. It was a difficult week for Illinois and shows in the latest AP poll The Illini took a tumble in the latest rankings on Monday, dropping from No. 17 to No. 24 after back-to-back losses. In the first loss, Illinois played then-No. 4 Purdue to a double-overtime thriller, led by the heroics of Andre Curbelo in his first game in two months. But in that MLK Day matinee, Kofi Cockburn ended up with a concussion, which kept him out of Friday’s game at Maryland, as the Terps avenged a loss earlier this...
The Champaign Room Jan 24, 2022
This Week in Illini Athletics: Jan. 24-30, 2022

This Week in Illini Athletics: Jan. 24-30, 2022

Photo by Michael Hickey/ It was a huge week for Illinois women’s tennis. Welcome to “This Week in Illini Athletics,” a weekly review of the past week of Illini sports and a preview of the week to come. MEN’S BASKETBALL (13-5 Overall, 6-2 Big Ten) Last Week: The 17th-ranked Illini had a rough week, losing a thriller to #4 Purdue in double overtime on Monday and dropping a tough road matchup to Maryland on Friday without star center Kofi Cockburn. Despite trailing Purdue by 11 at halftime, Illinois battled all the way back to tie it midway through the second half....
Writing Illini Jan 24, 2022

Illinois Basketball: 4 big questions for the Illini against Michigan State

Illinois basketball is emerging from a rough week that saw back-to-back losses. Even though the Illini dropped a game against Purdue and then floundered in a loss to Maryland, the Michigan State Spartans aren’t going to take it any easier on us. The Spartans are going to come into the game on Tuesday night looking […] Illinois Basketball: 4 big questions for the Illini against Michigan State - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jan 23, 2022
2022 ATH Matthew Bailey Commits to Illinois

2022 ATH Matthew Bailey Commits to Illinois

Twitter: @MatthewBailey_7 The Illini add another in-state prospect. The Illinois Fighting Illini have continued their in-state recruiting resurgence. On Sunday, the Illini landed a commitment from Matthew Bailey, a safety/wide receiver from Moline HS. I am thankful and extremely excited to announce my commitment to the University of Illinois. Sending a huge thank you to everyone who supported me on this journey. #famILLy @BretBielema @CoachMorrissey7 @coachPatRyan @Coach_Walters pic.twitter.com/Kdb880ex5W— Matthew Bailey (@MatthewBailey_7) January 23, 2022 One...
Writing Illini Jan 23, 2022

Illinois Football: 4-star Jven Williams keeps Illini in top 7

The impact Bret Bielema has had on the Illinois football program is pretty impressive. Bielema stepped into a situation where the Illini weren’t recruiting in-state kids, we were coming off a 2-6 record the year prior, and there wasn’t much national attention on the program in a positive way. In just one year, Bielema has […] Illinois Football: 4-star Jven Williams keeps Illini in top 7 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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