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Chicago Tribune Jul 24, 2014

Illinois extends John Groce's contract

Illinois has approved a one-year contract extension for basketball coach John Groce.

Illini name Hood as associate AD

After overseeing a massive renovation to the football stadium, Warren Hood is now being tasked at Illinois with coordinating the basketball arena upgrade.
Chicago Tribune Jul 22, 2014

Quarterback is No. 1 question for Northern Illinois

Huskies enter preseason practice undecided on Lynch's successorRod Carey is not one to procrastinate. But the starting quarterback issue continues to linger over the Northern Illinois coach as the Huskies prepare for preseason practice to begin next month.

Former Illini player dies in workout at new school

Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates.

Illini mourn death of former teammate Afryl

Illinois coach Tim Beckman and players mourned on social media the death of former player Shawn Afryl.
Chicago Tribune Jul 21, 2014

Hoops in Britain for Saint Xavier's Karp

Saint Xavier's Brad Karp, who finished his collegiate career last spring as the fourth highest scorer in Illinois basketball history, has signed a contract with the Cheshire Phoenix of the British Basketball League.
Chicago Tribune Jul 21, 2014

CSN to air 4 ISU football games

Illinois State has signed a new agreement with Comcast SportsNet Chicago for four ISU football games to be televised live on the network this season.

Illini add former Maryland assistant Brattan

Illinois has hired former Maryland offensive line coach Tom Brattan to fill the same role for the Illini.

Times set for first two Illini football games

Illinois gets an early start to its football season.

Ex-Illini football staffer to face weapons charge

A Champaign County judge has rejected a former University of Illinois football staff member's claim that an anti-weapons law is unconstitutional.

Eastern Illinois hires Tom Michael as AD

Eastern Illnois hired Tom Michael as its new athletic director after 18 years as an administrator at Illinois.

B1G media day preview: Illinois

The SEC has to be first with everything and kicked off its media days extravaganza earlier Monday in Alabama. Never mind that the season doesn't start until late August. Big Ten media days are still two weeks away in Chicago, but we're here to get you ready. This series lists three of the pressing questions that each league squad will face at media days, and the possible answers. Illinois is first up in the proverbial hot seat. In addition to coach Tim Beckman, the Illini are bringing offensive tackle Simon Cvijanovic, tight end Jon Davis and defensive tackle Austin Teitsma.
Chicago Tribune Jul 10, 2014

SIU-bound Raven Saunders a rare find

Shot putter has exploded onto national stage with next stop at Saturday's Chicagoland Throwers Meet at BenedictineSince she won the South Carolina state title in the shot put as a high school sophomore, Raven Saunders had thought of Southern Illinois as her dream school.

Report: Peoria among possible 2015 Illini sites

One of the places Illinois appears to be considering when its men's basketball team won't have a home court to play on late next year is Peoria's Carver Arena.
Quad-City Times Jul 8, 2014
Quad-Ciities pursuing Illini game for iWireless

Quad-Ciities pursuing Illini game for iWireless

Joe Taylor of the Quad-Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau would welcome the chance for Moline’s iWireless Center to become a home away from home for the Illinois basketball team.

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