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The McCoys wants to thank the NCAA women's tournament selection committee for where it sent their favorite team, Ohio State.

Parkland men's hoops can't overcome late run

DANVILLE — All Jake Beesley could do was watch. B

Fahey ranks highly among Big Ten women's winners

Illinois is slated to introduce new women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The former Washington University coach is new to the Division I ranks, but not to winning.

Film review from Illini's NIT ouster against Central Florida

Beat writer Scott Richey took another look at Illinois' season-ending loss to Central Florida before leaving Orlando. Five things that caught his eye.

Walker staying at Illinois as assistant

CHAMPAIGN – The Illini team plane didn’t arrive back in Champaign County until about midnight Wednesday.

March 27 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:00amWhat has Lovie Smith been up to since the end of spring ball? Who will be his first commit for 2018? What team will win the NCAA basketball title? For the answer to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football writer.

Illini Basketball: Jamall Walker returning to Illinois in assistant role

BREAKING: Jamall Walker has reached an agreement to stay on as an #Illini assistant. HUGE news for Underwood Co. https://t.co/nYgNBK56xU Derek Piper (@DPiperScout) March 23, 2017...

Walker likely staying at Illinois

Assistant coach under John Groce should fill same role on Brad Underwood's first staff

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

#Illini coach Brad Underwood in St. Louis area talking with Javon Pickett and family today. #dechr Mark Tupper (@MarkTupper) March 23, 2017...

Jamall Walker will be retained as an assistant at Illinois under Brad Underwood

Illinois’ interim coach was pursued by Missouri for a similar coaching role.

From the blog: Illini radio soundboard! (2017 UPDATE)

2017 UPDATE! Brian Barnhart [player1] [player2] [player3]Doug Altenberger: [player4] [player5] [player6]Martin O'Donnell: [player7] [player8] [player9] Lovie Smith: [player10] [player11] Callers: [player12] [player13]**Original story 2016:Since we're not talking March madness 'round these parts, here's something fun instead.  A compilation of all the witty one-liners from this year's Illini football and men's basketball broadcasts.Brian Barnhart: [player14] [player15]Martin O'Donnell:[player16] [player17] [player18] [player19] [player20] [player21]Jerry Hester: [player22] [player23] [player24] [player

NCAA Tournament 2017: Vegas pros hammer one side of Gonzaga-WVU

Vegas insiders seems to really like one specific side of Gonzaga-West Virginia in the Sweet 16

Illinois Basketball: Projected Illini roster breakdown for 2017-18

The Illinois basketball team now has a new head coach and come November they will have a new looking roster as well. This program headed into this past season with high expectations of making the NCAA tournament because they had a senior-laden team. The likes of Malcolm Hill, Tracy Abrams, Maverick Morgan and Mike Thorne [] Illinois Basketball: Projected Illini roster breakdown for 2017-18 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

#AskTCR: Jamall Walker’s Future, Next Year’s Expectations, and Broadway Musicals

YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS. THOUGH NOT ALL ANSWERS MAY BE TO THE QUESTIONS YOU WERE ASKING.

Maryland meets Illinois in BTN League of Legends College Season Championship

On Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. ET, BTN will air the first live esports match in network history when Maryland takes on Illinois in the BTN League of Legends Championship. The match will be held at the NA LCS Battle Theater in Los Angeles and can be

Join The Champaign Room's 2017 fantasy baseball league

Believe it or not, baseball season is right around the corner and it’s time to think about joining TCR’s fantasy league.

Illinois Basketball: Remembering the careers of the Illini seniors

The Illinois basketball season came to an end in the NIT with a loss to the UCF Knights. Illinois won two games in the NIT, which is two more than I thought they would. They played tough and I greatly appreciated that. This team was led by the senior class this season. They had some [] Illinois Basketball: Remembering the careers of the Illini seniors - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Illinois Basketball: Final game of season sums up John Groce era

The Illinois basketball season came to an end last night in a disappointing loss to the UCF Knights. This wasn’t a game I expected to win because it was a long flight to Florida with only one days rest in between games. But, nonetheless, this game ended the 2016-17 season in true Illini fashion. Illinois [] Illinois Basketball: Final game of season sums up John Groce era - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Illini Recap: 'We just had to withstand the storm'

Hear from Illinois interim coach Jamall Walker and veteran guards Malcolm Hill and Tracy Abrams following the Illini's season-ending loss at Central Florida.

Richey: Tumultuous season comes to a close

Beat writer Scott Richey gives a quick rundown of Illinois' NIT quarterfinal loss to Central Florida from CFE Arena in Orlando.

UI Roundup: Fast start propels Illini

Updates on the Illinois softball and men's tennis teams, while a pair of Illinois athletes earned conference accolades.

Illini see roller-coaster season skid to halt

Illinois having to give up home-court advantage for the NIT quarterfinals ended up being a big deal in central Florida.

UI MBB grades: C- in NIT defeat

Illinois basketball beat writer Scott Richey grades Illinois and Central Florida in their quarterfinal NIT game in Orlando.