2:58 AM EDT, Sun October 26, 2014

What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 9

Observations from an illuminating Saturday in the Big Ten: Shake up the West: The leader going into the weekend may have been exposed as a pretender. A preseason favorite that was written off after an early loss turned in perhaps the most impressive overall performance in the league all year. Sandwiched between Minnesota’s stumble at Illinois and Wisconsin’s rebirth against Maryland, Nebraska simply handled its business without incident as the West Division came into somewhat clearer focus heading into what could be a crazy November in that half of the conference.
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Illini record rare Big Ten home victory

Illini record rare Big Ten home victory

Illinois 28, Minnesota 24 •  It’s their first at Memorial Stadium in Beckman’s three years.
Belleville News Democrat 4 hours ago

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CDT

Illini defense delivers win over Gophers, 28-24…
Belleville News Democrat 9 hours ago

Illini defense delivers win over Gophers, 28-24

When Illini linebacker T.J. Neal ripped the ball out Minnesota running back David Cobb's hands in the fourth quarter Saturday, cornerback V'Angelo Bentley knew his roommate had delivered something pretty…

Video: Illinois 28, Minnesota 24

The Fighting Illlini overcame a late deficit to earn their first Big Ten win of the season in a 28-24 victory over the Golden Gophers.
Belleville News Democrat 11 hours ago

Illini defense delivers win over Gophers, 28-24

Illinois turned to its much-criticized defense Saturday for a late touchdown and a defensive stand that delivered a 28-24 win over Minnesota.
Consistency a key for Minnesota's Kill

Consistency a key for Minnesota's Kill

Minnesota coach has had stable staffs everywhere he has been.

Guenther: McClain held Illini together

Friends and colleagues described former Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain as a friend and father figure as he was mourned this past week. A former boss revealed McClain was…
McClain's ethics rare in college basketball

McClain's ethics rare in college basketball

Commentary: Former Illini assistant was a straight shooter.

Illini plan 2-quarterback system for Gophers

In the absence of the injured Wes Lunt, Illinois will play a pair of quarterbacks Saturday against Minnesota.

Illini plan 2-quarterback system for Gophers

Illinois coach Tim Beckman says both Reilly O'Toole and Aaron Bailey will play at quarterback Saturday against Minnesota.

Top receivers a bright spot for Illinois

Late in Illinois' win over Texas State last month, Illini receiver Mike Dudek went airborne above a defensive back, pulling in the go-ahead touchdown high over the desperate defender's flailing…
No. 4 Badgers are favorites to claim Big Ten basketball title

No. 4 Badgers are favorites to claim Big Ten basketball title

In coaches’ preseason poll, No. 4 Wisconsin is highest ranked of six Big Ten teams to crack Top 25.

Former Illini hoops assistant coach McClain dies

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Wayne McCain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 59.

Prep, former Illini hoops coach McClain dies

Former Illinois assistant coach and current Champaign Central High School head basketball coach Wayne McCain has died. He was 59.