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Russell Westbrook on why an NBA title wouldn't 'change' his life: 'I grew up in the streets. I'm a champion'

The Wizards star responded to recent criticism from ESPN's Stephen A. Smith

Illinois Football: 2023 quarterback Marco Lainez receives Illini offer

The Illinois football program is looking to continue its rebuild under a new regime, as the staff offered 2023’s, Marco Lainez. Lainez is a 6-foot-2, 220...

Suggs inspired by Bueckers in Gonzaga's victory

Jalen Suggs, who has struggled at times during the NCAA tournament this year, found some inspiration in a Monday talk with close friend Paige Bueckers, helping him to break out against USC in the West Region final on Tuesday night.

White Sox's Andrew Vaughn, No. 3 pick in 2019 draft, makes Opening Day roster as left fielder

Vaughn's path to the majors became apparent after Eloy Jimenez hurt his shoulder

Bill Connelly's mega offseason previews: MWC West

Nevada, Fresno State, San Jose State and San Diego State could all be in a very tight race to the top of the MWC West Division.

Illinois Basketball: Former Texas commit Tamar Bates a new target for Illini

Illinois basketball has been doing some serious work in the recruiting game since departing the NCAA tournament. The Illini have been rumored in the hunt f...

Illinois Basketball: Progress, departures and the future of the Illini

The Illinois basketball team's 2020-2021 season came to an abrupt ending two Sundays ago after being eliminated from the NCAA tournament's Round of 32. The...

Drew gets rebuilt Bears program to elusive Final 4

For the first time since 1950, Baylor was able to cut down the nets with a Final Four berth secured, capping a rebuilding effort that has been ongoing since Scott Drew took over the program in 2003.

3-star 2022 QB Donovan Leary commits to Illinois

The Illini staff is making moves with the ‘22s.

Illinois Football: Donovan Leary pledges commitment to the Illini

While the basketball team has taken up most of the headlines recently, the Illinois football program has quietly been doing some work in the recruiting gam...

PHOTOS: Check out these photos from Illinois football's first full-pads practice on Saturday

Check out these photos from Illinois football's first full-pads practice on Saturday

PHOTOS: Check out these photos from Illinois football's first full-pads practice on Saturday

Check out these photos from Illinois football's first full-pads practice on Saturday

MLB Power Rankings: The 2021 season is here and baseball's two best teams play in the NL West

From the Dodgers to the Pirates, let's rank some teams ahead of the full, 162-game season

Illinois Basketball: Illini on short list of future visits for Colin Smith

Illinois basketball is really turning up their recruitment of players, as they need to build for the future quickly. There are a handful of transfers who a...

Illinois Basketball: Illini target Nimari Burnett sets commitment date

On Sunday night, plans for one of the biggest Illinois basketball targets were finalized. Everyone has been waiting to see where Texas Tech transfer and Il...

Ranking the best NFL draft picks of all time: Drew Brees headlines top five taken at No. 32

With the 2021 NFL Draft almost here, let's look at the five best players in NFL history taken at No. 32 overall

Illinois Football: Illini targeting speedster Chase Kennedy

The state of Texas is being tapped back into by the Illinois football team with one of their most recruit scholarship offers. While Bret Bielema and the Il...

Illinois Basketball: 3 options for the Illini after missing on Enoch Boakye

Illinois basketball needed a big man for the future, but they lost out on a solid target in Enoch Boakye. Having the 6-foot-10 big man come to Champaign wo...

Zags' Kispert, Baylor's Butler in Wooden final five

Gonzaga forward Cory Kispert, Baylor guard Jared Butler, Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham, Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu and Iowa forward Luka Garza are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award.

Zags' Kispert, Baylor's Butler in Wooden final five

Gonzaga forward Cory Kispert, Baylor guard Jared Butler, Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham, Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu and Iowa forward Luka Garza are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award.