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Groce and McCaffery talk high expectations

The Big 10 is expected to be loaded once again this basketball season, and both Iowa and Illinois figure to be right in the mix.  John Groce and Fran McCaffery look ahead to season at B1G Media Day. 16 more words


Report: Former Illinois Assistant Wayne McClain Passes Away

(CBS) Former Illinois basketball assistant and state champion high school coach Wayne McClain has passed away at 59, according to the Champaign News-Gazette.

He is survived by his wife Robin, son Sergio, daughter Brindeshie and grandson Sergio Jr., according to the News-Gazette. 102 more words


Wisch: Rodgers Not The First NFL QB Illini Dropped The Ball On

By Dave Wischnowsky –

(CBS) These days, he torments the orange and blue faithful at Soldier Field.

But on Tuesday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a moment to instead torment the fans down in Champaign when… 994 more words


Wisch: Badgers Shows Us Illini Football Can Be More

By Dave Wischnowsky –

(CBS) Is Illinois football simply what it is?

Or can it be something more?

On Wednesday, with the sorry state of the Illini as our topic of online discussion, one of my Twitter pals asked me, “At some point, after decades and decades, aren’t you kind of what you are?” 698 more words


Deep Illini team ready to push the pace in 2014-15

John Groce welcomes his deepest team in 3 years to Champaign. 19 more words


Wisch: It's Time To Let Tim Beckman Go

By Dave Wischnowsky-

(CBS) At the University of Illinois, he was never the right fit.

But now, with a 1-17 Big Ten record after Illinois’ humiliating 38-27 home loss to lowly Purdue on Saturday, it’s painfully clear that Tim Beckman and major college football go together about as well as a right-handed glove on somebody’s left foot. 917 more words


Family, football and MRIs

Hello, hello! How was your weekend?

Mine started off with an MRI. Remember my stress fracture I told you about? Well, it’s not getting better, so my doctor decided it was time for an MRI to really see what is going on. 288 more words