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'It's kind of a bittersweet match'

Cook heaps plenty of praise on Illini, former pupil Chris Tamas 

Stunning ending to season leads to outpouring of emotions for Illini

After Illinois takes the first two sets, defending champion Nebraska rallies for a 3-2 victory in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament in Minneapolis on Thursday night 

Chargers vs. Chiefs final score, takeaways: Rivers' incredible comeback puts L.A. back into AFC West race

The Chargers overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to steal a one-point win in Kansas City

Oskee Talk Episode 33 - The fourth volleyball episode

Raw reaction on a heartbreaking loss in the NCAA Final Four. Orri & Stephen are sad but proud.

Nebraska comes back to defeat Illinois in five sets

MINNEAPOLIS - After a strong start, Illinois lost a tough five-set match to defending national champion Nebraska in the NCAA national semifinal (22-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-11).

Postcards from the beat writer: 'A fire hazard in the making'

Scott Richey checks in each day from Minneapolis as the Illini vie for a national title: 

Quick reaction: Nebraska 3, Illinois 2

Analysis of the Illini's national semifinal loss to the Cornhuskers on Thursday night in Minneapolis 

Illini Volleyball

Let the history books show: in the midst of two rebuilds in the Big Two sports and dark clouds all around Champaign, this team's Final Four run gave all of us some much-needed sunshine. Thank you ladies. I-L-L Robert...

Illinois falls in Final Four to Nebraska

An incredible season comes to an end.

LIVE! Final Four

A spot in the NCAA championship is on the line tonight between Illinois and Nebraska.

Illini get much-needed practice time as schedule slows down

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Underwood has had enough hotel omelets to last him for a while.

TUPPER: Even in a field of hot-tempered coaches, Underwood's sideline explosions stand out

CHAMPAIGN – Even the most casual Illini basketball observers are familiar with the bulging veins on Brad Underwood’s head.

Suns stuck as West bottom-feeders despite high picks, but here's how they can finally return to respectability

The Suns have just one winning record in the past nine seasons, despite three straight top 5 picks. What’s going on with them?

Illini Volleyball

#3 Illinois vs #7 Nebraska | 8:00pm CT | ESPN

Illinois Football: OC Rod Smith earns raise from Illini

After a year of tremendous success by the Illinois football offense, the mastermind behind the offense is getting a raise. According to Julie Wurth of The News-Gazette, Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith is getting a 200,000-dollar raise. He will be making 700,000-dollars next season followed by 750,000-dollars in 2020. In comparison to other Big Ten [] Illinois Football: OC Rod Smith earns raise from Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Philip Rivers and the Chargers continue to get overlooked during impressive season

The Chargers can tie the Chiefs atop the AFC West with a win on Thursday

UI Volleyball vs. Nebraska: NCAA National semifinal

Nebraska defeated Illinois in five sets in their NCAA volleyball tournament semifinal match at Target Center in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 1

Illini Football: Coaching Staff

Rod Smith, #Illini offensive coordinator, in line for $200,000 raise, @jawurth reports. Also due for pay bump: Final Four volleyball coach Chris Tamas. Details: https://t.co/OpGTspSjMC.#NGMedia pic.twitter.com/hQOMNqMvc6 The News-Gazette (@news_gazette) December 13, 2018...

Checking in on Illinois’ Freshmen after 10 games

The newcomers have been forced into action with varying degrees of success.

2019 Illinois Football: An Early Scoop

We are 261 days away from kicking off the 2019 season. Here’s a way too early look at the schedule.

Boca Raton Bowl: 2019 NFL Draft prospects to watch in UAB vs. Northern Illinois bowl game

A gifted blocker, and a small but ultra-productive edge-rusher headline the prospects in this bowl game

Tamas, assistants in line for raise

Rod Smith also set for pay bump