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Illini football to face Buckeyes under the lights

Illinois says its Nov. 1 football game this fall at Ohio State will be played at night. More>>

Northwestern players see push as spark for change


No matter how they feel about the push to unionize, at least a few Northwestern players see the movement as a spark for change to the college sports landscape. More>>

Northwestern QB Siemian criticizes Colter over union push

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian says it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators. More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame to win 9th title

Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Stefanie Dolson added 17 points and 16 rebounds to help UConn beat Notre Dame 79-58 on Tuesday night, giving coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies a record ninth national championship. More>>

Beckman: Illini defense will be better, but no QB

Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says his defense is much improved as the Illini get ready for Saturday's spring game. More>>

Illinois looks forward to adding shooting it lacks

Illinois survived a deep midseason slump to make the NIT. More>>

Bad blood between UConn, Notre Dame runs deep

When that bad blood boils over on the championship stage, it makes for good theater.   Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw and UConn's Geno Auriemma left no doubt Monday where their undefeated programs stand. More>>

Notre Dame guard has final chance at missed title

Notre Dame All-American Kayla McBride and the Irish have come full circle. More>>

Notre Dame, UConn set for historic title game

Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma have felt the buzz reverberate throughout women's basketball all season about the potential historic showdown between the undefeated teams. More>>

Lady Irish beat Maryland; will play for national title Tuesday

Kayla McBride scored 28 points and Jewell Loyd added 16 to lead unbeaten Notre Dame to an 87-61 win over Maryland in the Final Four on Sunday night. More>>

College athletes take labor cause to Capitol Hill

Members of a group seeking to unionize college athletes are looking for allies on Capitol Hill as they brace for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University have the right to form a... More>>

Agency sets date for Northwestern vote

A federal agency says a date has been set for Northwestern football players to vote on authorizing a union to represent them in collective bargaining with the university. More>>

Union question looms as Northwestern practices

Northwestern running back Venric Mark says he is not sure all his teammates who signed union cards in January realized the ramifications. More>>

Lady Irish lose Achonwa for Final 4 with torn ACL

Notre Dame forward Natalie Achonwa will miss the Final Four with a torn ACL in her left knee, a big blow to the national championship hopes of the Fighting Irish. More>>

Notre Dame beats Baylor 88-69 to get to Final Four

Jewell Loyd scored 30 points and unbeaten Notre Dame advance to the Final Four for a fourth straight season with an 88-69 win over Baylor on Monday night. More>>

DePaul upsets Duke 74-65 in NCAA tournament

Megan Rogowski scored 22 points and Megan Podkowa added 18 to help DePaul upset Duke 74-65 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. More>>

Rice scores 28, Illinois rallies past BU in NIT

Rayvonte Rice scored seven straight points late in the game and finished with 28, rallying Illinois past Boston University 66-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT. More>>

Rice rallies Illini from 17 point deficit against BU in NIT

Rayvonte Rice scored seven straight points late in the game and finished with 28, rallying Illinois past Boston University 66-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT. More>>

Abrahamson to Transfer From Northwestern

Sophomore forward Kale Abrahamson will transfer from the Northwestern men's basketball program, head coach Chris Collins announced Monday. More>>

Illinois adds Juice Williams to staff

Illinois has hired former Illini coach Juice Williams to take over as the team's director of alumni and former player relations. More>>

Illinois faces Boston in the NIT

Illinois will play in the postseason, with a Wednesday game against Boston University in the National Invitation Tournament. More>>

ISU will host Morehead St in the CBI Tournament

ISU will host Morehead St in the CBI Tournament More>>

Dawson, No. 22 Spartans top Northwestern 67-51

Branden Dawson had 16 points and Gary Harris added 13 points to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a 67-51 victory over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday night. More>>

CSUB advances in WAC, beating Chicago St. 68-62

Issiah Grayson scored 29 points and Aly Ahmed added 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in leading No. 6 seed Cal State Bakersfield to a 68-62 win over third-seeded Chicago State in a Western Athletic Conference quarterfinal... More>>

No. 11 seed Northwestern upsets Iowa, 67-62

Tre Demps had 20 points, including four 3-pointers and Drew Crawford added 15 points and six assists to lead 11th-seeded Northwestern to a 67-62 victory over No. 6 Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday night. More>>

McDermott & Creighton end DePaul's season

Doug McDermott put on a dazzling shooting display in his Big East tournament debut, scoring a record 27 of his 35 points in the first half for No. 14 Creighton during an 84-62 victory over DePaul More>>

Illinois beats Indiana in Big Ten tournament opener

Tracy Abrams  scored a season-high 25 points in Illinois 64-54 win over Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. More>>

DePaul surprises Georgetown 60-56 at Big East

Billy Garrett Jr. scored 17 points, including the clinching free throws, and DePaul surprised Georgetown 60-56 on Wednesday night for only its second Big East tournament victory. More>>

DePaul beats St. John's for Big East Championship

Brittany Hrynko scored 15 points and Megan Rogowski added 14 on Tuesday and No. 23 DePaul beat St. John's 65-57 to capture its first Big East women's tournament championship. More>>

NIU beats Bowling Green in OT in MAC tourney opener

Seventh-seeded Northern Illinois beat No. 10 seed Bowling Green 54-51 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday. More>>

NU's Crawford Earns Third-Team All-Big Ten Selection

Northwestern redshirt senior forward Drew Crawford was recognized as a third-team All-Big Ten selection More>>

Illinois' Nunn named to Big Ten All-Freshman team

Two Illinois basketball players earned Big Ten honors despite the team's struggles this season. More>>

No. 23 DePaul women advance to Big East title game

Jasmine Penny made 10 of 11 shots and finished with 26 points as No. 23 DePaul beat 5th-seeded Marquette 100-90 on Monday to advance to the title game of the Big East Conference tournament. More>>

No. 25 DePaul women cruise past Georgetown 78-54

Megan Rogowski and Megan Podkowa scored 17 points apiece as top-seeded DePaul beat No. 8 seed Georgetown in a Big East tournament quarterfinal matchup on Sunday. More>>

Big Ten tournament bracket set; Ill & NU play Thursday

Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Nebraska are the top four seeds in the 2014 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament More>>

#2 Irish finish 32-0; Beat Duke to win ACC

Jewell Loyd scored 18 of her 26 points in the second half, and No. 2 Notre Dame capped its perfect first run through the Atlantic Coast Conference by beating No. 10 Duke 69-53 on Sunday night in the league tournament final. More>>

Crawford lifts Northwestern over Purdue

Drew Crawford had 27 points and seven rebounds and Alex Olah added 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the Wildcats over Purdue.

Valparaiso eliminates UIC from Horizon tournament

Alec Peters scored 29 points and No. 4 seed Valparaiso topped ninth-seeded Illinois-Chicago 73-63 Tuesday in the first round of the Horizon League tournament. More>>

Michigan wins Big Ten Title by blowing out Illini

Nik Stauskas scored 24 points and No. 12 Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first Big Ten title outright since 1986 with an 84-53 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night. More>>

Western Michigan beats NIU

Shayne Whittington scored 21 points Tuesday and David Brown added 18 as Western Michigan downed Northern Illinois 61-56. More>>

Illini open spring football with more wins in mind

Head coach Tim Beckman says the priority at Illinois this fall will be simple: Winning more games than the four the Illini won last season. More>>

No. 14 North Carolina holds off Notre Dame 63-61

James Michael McAdoo hit the go-ahead shot in the lane with 3:09 left and Marcus Paige blocked Eric Atkins' driving shot on the final play to seal No. 14 North Carolina's 63-61 victory over Notre Dame on Monday night. More>>

Golson ready to lead Irish after missing 2013

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson says he was a bit anxious returning to practice for the first time in 10 months. More>>

Illinois Nunn repeats as Big Ten freshman of the week

Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn made it two in a row with the Big Ten's decision Monday to name him its freshman of the week. More>>

Harrison's 25 lead St. John's over DePaul 72-64

D'Angelo Harrison scored 25 and had 10 rebounds to lead St. John's to a 72-64 win over DePaul on Sunday. More>>

DePaul clinches at least share of Big East title


Brittany Hrynko scored 21 points to help DePaul beat St. John's 80-65 on Saturday and clinch at least a share of the Big East regular season championship. More>>

Illinois linebacker Bates leaving team


Illinois linebacker Houston Bates says he is leaving the team to try to find a school closer to his home in Louisiana for his final season. More>>

Chicago State beats Seattle 84-77 in 3OT


Clarke Rosenberg scored six of his 17 points in triple overtime Thursday night to help lift Chicago State over Seattle University 84-77. More>>

Big 10's Delany not sure how union would change landscape

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he's not sure how the college sports landscape would change if athletes were allowed to unionize. More>>

Illinois ends Nebraska streak with 60-49 win


Illinois freshmen Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill combined for 23 points and the Illini ended Nebraska's five-game win streak on Wednesday night, 60-49. More>>

DePaul beats Seton Hall to snap 10-game losing streak

Brandon Young had a team-high 19 points, including four in the final minute and a half, as DePaul snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 65-60 victory over Seton Hall Tuesday night. More>>

Missouri St. defeats Loyola

Christian Kirk scored 16 points and Keith Pickens 14 as Missouri State defeated Loyola of Chicago 72-56 Tuesday night

UIC snaps 17-game conference losing streak at Milwaukee

Kelsey Barlow scored 23 points and Illinois-Chicago snapped a 17-game losing streak, earning its first conference victory with an 80-58 win over Milwaukee on Tuesday. More>>

Eastern Illinois knocks off Chicago State 84-62

Chris Olivier tied his season high of 20 points, making 8 of 10 field goals, as Eastern Illinois easily defeated Chicago State 84-62 Monday night. More>>

Central Michigan defeats NIU

Braylon Rayson scored 19 points and Austin Stewart added 16 to lead Central Michigan past Northern Illinois 70-67 on Sunday. More>>

Northern Iowa powers past ISU

Seth Tuttle scored 18 points, on 6-of-10 shooting, to lead Northern Iowa to a 72-59 win over Illinois State on Sunday. More>>

NW coach testifies against unionization, players don`t hold grudge Video included


A leader of the Northwestern football team's bid to form a union says the players don't hold a grudge against the head coach for testifying against their effort.

Northwestern at hearing: Football not profitable


A Northwestern University official has testified football isn't a profit-generating program for the school and actually loses money. More>>

Nunn helps Illinois shoot down Minnesota, 62-49


Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers' hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament... More>>

Martin's 22 lifts Xavier past DePaul 83-64

Justin Martin scored 22 points and point guard Dee Davis added 15 points and seven assists, lifting Xavier to an 83-64 victory over DePaul on Wednesday at Cintas Center. More>>

No. 3 Wichita St stays unbeaten, tops Loyola

Fred VanVleet scored 22 points on perfect shooting and No. 3 Wichita State beat Loyola of Chicago 88-74 on Wednesday night to remain the last unbeaten team in major college basketball. More>>

Scuffle breaks out in Northwestern-Ohio State game

A scuffle broke out late in No. 24 Ohio State's home game against Northwestern. More>>

Riggs to transfer to ND after starting at Florida

Defensive back Cody Riggs, who started all 12 games for Florida last season, is transferring to Notre Dame for his final year of eligibility. More>>

Hearings continue in Chicago on athletes' union


The National Labor Relations Board holds a second day of hearings on a bid by Northwestern University football players to create the nation's first college athletes' union. More>>

Howard lifts Detroit over UIC

Juwan Howard Jr. scored 20 points and Jarod Williams added 17 as Detroit defeated Illinois-Chicago 65-59 More>>

Minnesota defeats cold Northwestern 54-48

DeAndre Mathieu scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Minnesota came back to defeat cold-shooting Northwestern 54-48 on Sunday. More>>

Notre Dame beats Boston College 73-69

Pat Connaughton scored 17 points and Eric Atkins had 16, carrying Notre Dame to a 73-69 win over Boston College on Sunday. More>>

No. 9 Michigan State beats Northwestern 85-70

Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten. More>>

Shields scores 33 in Nebraska's win over Illinois

Shavon Shields scored a career-high 33 points, making all 15 of his free throws for Nebraska's best performance at the line in 32 years, and the Cornhuskers defeated Illinois 67-58 on Wednesday night. More>>

Evansville escapes ISU 104-98 in OT

D.J. Balentine had 38 points and Evansville squandered a 25-point second-half lead, but escaped with a 104-98 overtime victory against Illinois State on Wednesday night. More>>

NIU tops Central Michigan

Darrell Bowie scored 19 points and Aaric Armstead 17 as Northern Illinois topped Central Michigan 88-63 More>>

DePaul clobbered by No. 6 Villanova

Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points, JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Villanova beat DePaul 87-62 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win. More>>

Loyola hammered byt Northern Iowa

Nate Buss came off the bench to lead Northern Iowa with 18 points and the Panthers eased into an 80-58 victory over Loyola of Chicago More>>

Board considers if college players are employees


A federal agency has kicked off a series of hearings on whether to approve a bid by Northwestern football players to form a union. More>>

NU football players take step toward forming union


For the first time in the history of college sports athletes are looking to join a union. The first group to take that step is the Northwestern University football team. More>>

DePaul says Melvin no longer enrolled

DePaul star forward Cleveland Melvin is no longer enrolled in school or part of the basketball program. More>>

Irish beat Clemson in 2 OT's in South Bend

Steve Vasturia made a pair of 3-pointers in the second overtime and Eric Atkins added 16 points as Notre Dame survived squandering a six-point lead late in regulation to beat Clemson 68-64 Tuesday night. More>>

DePaul says Melvin no longer enrolled

DePaul star forward Cleveland Melvin is no longer enrolled in school or part of the basketball program. More>>

Illini snap 8 game losing streak by beating Penn State

Kendrick Nunn scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half and Illinois halted its eight-game losing streak with a 60-55 victory over Penn State on Sunday. More>>

Loyola knocks off ISU 79-69

Christian Thomas and Joe Crisman both scored 17 points to pace Loyola of Chicago over Illinois State 79-69 on Sunday. More>>

Petteway leads Nebraska past Northwestern, 53-49

Terran Petteway scored 17 points, and Nebraska overcame a slow start to beat Northwestern 53-49 on Saturday. More>>

Georgetown takes down DePaul 71-59


Markel Starks scored 26 points and Georgetown continued its mastery of DePaul, winning 71-59 on Monday. More>>

Cooney's 33 leads No. 1 Syracuse over Notre Dame

Trevor Cooney scored a career-high 33 points, matching a school record with nine 3-pointers, and top-ranked Syracuse beat Notre Dame 61-55 on Monday night in another matchup of former Big East foes. More>>

Northwestern wins again, 55-54 at Minnesota

Drew Crawford scored 17 points and JerShon Cobb pitched in 15 points to help Northwestern win its third game in a row on the road, 55-54 over Minnesota on Saturday. More>>

NU stuns #14 Wisconsin, first win in Madison since '96

Drew Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, JerShon Cobb added all 10 of his points in the second half and Northwestern upset cold-shooting No. 14 Wisconsin 65-56 on Wednesday night. More>>

Hot Lemon leads Bradley past ISU 64-45

Walt Lemon, Jr. hit his first field goal with less than 10 minutes to play and scored 16 of his 20 points down the stretch as Bradley broke away late in the game to defeat Illinois State 64-45 on Wednesday night. More>>

Baker lifts NIU over Kent St. 50-49

Travon Baker made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to lift Northern Illinois to a 50-49 victory over Kent State Wednesday night. More>>

Detroit tops UIC 74-68

Juwan Howard, Jr., scored 25 points and Detroit beat Illinois-Chicago 74-68 on Wednesday night. More>>

Virginia stuns Irish in South Bend

Malcolm Brogdon had 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Virginia forced Notre Dame into making a season-high 20 turnovers Tuesday as the Cavaliers beat the Fighting Irish 68-53 for their fourth straight victory. More>>

No. 4 Wichita State beats Loyola

Cleanthony Early scored 23 points, including 12 of the 21 Wichita State scored in the second half, to help the fourth-ranked Shockers stay unbeaten with a 57-45 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday night. More>>

Buffalo tops Northern Illinois 75-67

Javon McCrea's 20 points and big second half Saturday helped Buffalo hold off a surging Northern Illinois for a 75-67 win. More>>

Oakland scores at buzzer to beat Ill-Chicago 76-75

Duke Mondy hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Oakland secured a 76-75 comeback over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. More>>

No. 10 Iowa beats Northwestern 76-50

Roy Devyn Marble scored 14 points and No. 10 Iowa never trailed, beating Northwestern 76-50 on Saturday. More>>

Chicago St steals a win at CS Bakersfield, 71-63


Clarke Rosenberg scored 21 points as Chicago State stole a 71-63 win at Cal State Bakersfield Thursday night. More>>

#17 Ohio State hangs on to beat Illinois

LaQuinton Ross scored 18 points and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 16 - including a critical 3-pointer in the waning moments - to help No. 17 Ohio State end a four-game skid with a 62-55 win over Illinois on Thursday night. More>>

Brown's mother: No grudge against ex-Cowboy / Illini Brent

The jury at former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent's intoxication manslaughter trial has been dismissed for the night after a day of testimony in the sentencing phase. More>>

Jon Harris leads Cleveland State past UIC 74-64


Jon Harris had 18 points and 10 rebounds on Wednesday night as Cleveland State beat Illinois-Chicago 74-64. More>>

No. 5 Wichita St. beats ISU

Cleanthony Early scored 23 points at No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State 70-55 Wednesday night. More>>

Toledo handles NIU

Justin Drummond scored 24 points with 11 rebounds to lift Toledo over Northern Illinois 77-68 on Wednesday. More>>

Indiana State edges Loyola

Khristian Smith scored 18 points as Indiana State edged Loyola of Chicago 65-61 on Wednesday. More>>

Northwestern RB Mark granted fifth year

Northwestern says running back Venric Mark has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten and is eligible to return for a fifth season in 2014. More>>

Illinois' Groce: Angry outbursts over the line


Illinois coach John Groce says he went too far in a series of outbursts during a loss Saturday to Michigan State. More>>

Florida State edges Notre Dame 76-74

Ian Miller hit a floater in the lane with 4 seconds remaining to give Florida State a 76-74 win against Notre Dame in their first meeting as ACC rivals More>>

Christon scores 27, Xavier beats DePaul 84-74

Semaj Christon dominated with 27 points, Justin Martin scored 18 and Xavier beat DePaul 84-74 Monday for its 10th win in 11 games. More>>

Green Bay edges UIC 69-64

Alec Brown and Keifer Sykes combined for 44 points and Green Bay remained unbeaten in Horizon League play with a 69-64 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago on Sunday. More>>

Ohio cruises to 65-46 win over Northern Illinois

Nick Kellogg scored 16 points, Maurice Ndour added 10 and Ohio cruised to a 65-46 victory Saturday night over Northern Illinois. More>>

DePaul wins consecutive Big East games for first time since 2008

Billy Garrett Jr. scored 21 points, and DePaul won its second straight, beating St. John's 77-75 on Tuesday night. More>>

Northwestern edges No. 21 Purdue 71-68

Maggie Lyon scored 20 points and Christen Inman added 18 more as Northwestern edged No. 21 Purdue 71-68 on Thursday night. More>>

No. 20 Iowa beats Northwestern 93-67

Aaron White had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Melsahn Basabe added 16 points with 10 boards and No. 20 Iowa routed Northwestern 93-67 Thursday night. More>>

DePaul survives 2OTs to beat Butler 99-94

Cleveland Melvin scored the go-ahead basket with 45 seconds left in the second overtime, finished with 30 points, and led the DePaul Blue Demons to a 99-94 double-overtime victory over the Butler Bulldogs on Thursday. More>>

No. 4 Wisconsin routs No. 23 Illinois

Ben Brust scored 18 points, Sam Dekker added 17 and No. 4 Wisconsin used a 20-0 run in the first half to easily beat No. 23 Illinois 95-70 More>>

No. 6 Wichita State stifles ISU

Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker each scored 11 points, and No. 6 Wichita State cruised past Illinois State 66-47 on Wednesday night with tight defense and a balanced effort. More>>

SIU late heroics beat Loyola

Desmar Jackson scored a career-high 31 points as Southern Illinois pushed past Loyola of Chicago in the final seconds to win 71-67 on Wednesday night. More>>

Creighton beats DePaul 81-62

Doug McDermott scored 19 points Tuesday and played after an injury scare to his left shoulder, keeping Creighton unbeaten in the Big East with a 81-62 win over DePaul. More>>

Warren scores 17 in NC State 77-70 win over Irish

T.J. Warren scored 17 points and North Carolina State outscored Notre Dame 23-9 at the free-throw line to beat the Fighting Irish 77-70 Tuesday night. More>>

Youngstown State beats Illinois-Chicago 75-62

Kendrick Perry scored 23 points Tuesday and Youngstown State beat Illinois-Chicago 75-62 for it first Horizon League win of the season. More>>

Green Bay overwhelms Chicago State 98-62

Keifer Sykes and Alec Brown combined for 41 points as Green Bay overwhelmed Chicago State 98-62 Tuesday night. More>>

Ajou transferring from Northwestern

Chier Ajou, a second-year center on the Northwestern men's basketball team, is transferring. More>>

Notre Dame DE Tuitt declares for NFL draft

Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft. More>>

Michigan routs Northwestern 74-51

Nik Stauskas scored 18 points and Glenn Robinson III added 12 to lead Michigan to a 74-51 victory over Northwestern on Sunday. More>>

Loyola gets first Missouri Valley win

Devon Turk hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points as Loyola of Chicago won its first ever Missouri Valley Conference game with an 89-57 win over Missouri State on Sunday. More>>

Illinois pounds Penn State 75-55


Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points to lead four Illinois players in double figures as the Illini defeated Penn State 75-55 on Saturday. More>>

Gardner scores 28, Marquette beats DePaul 66-56


Davante Gardner scored a career-high 28 points while starting for the first time in nearly two years, leading Marquette to a 66-56 victory over DePaul on Saturday. More>>

No. 4 Wisconsin cruises past Northwestern

Traevon Jackson is paying close attention to Nigel Hayes. Same for Sam Dekker, who thinks the freshman reserve is going to be a big-time player for No. 4 Wisconsin. More>>

Missouri State defeats ISU 78-72 in OT

Jarmar Gulley scored 22 points and Missouri State outscored Illinois State 12-4 in overtime to complete its comeback victory 78-70 on Thursday. More>>

Valparaiso surges late past UIC

Keith Carter scored 19 points and LaVonte Dority added 14 with six assists to power Valparaiso past Illinois-Chicago 87-72 in a Horizon Conference opener for both teams Thursday night. More>>

Indiana State defeats Loyola of Chicago 70-58

Manny Arop scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in leading Indiana State to its third straight win, a 70-58 victory in a Missouri Valley Conference opener against Loyola of Chicago Wednesday. More>>

Illinois holds off Indiana in overtime, 83-80

Illinois sank five key free throws late to knock off Indiana in overtime 83-80 Saturday in the Big Ten opener for both teams. More>>

Illinois heads into Big Ten with Indiana test

Last February, Illinois used a big win over top-ranked Indiana to turn its season around. More>>

Atkins with 30, Notre Dame beats Canisius 87-81 OT

Playing without its leading scorer, Notre Dame got a career day from Eric Atkins, who scored a career-best 30 points to lead the Irish to an 87-81 overtime win Sunday over Canisius. More>>

Creighton breaks away from Chicago State 90-58

Doug McDermott scored 24 points, and Ethan Wragge made four 3-pointers in a row to break open the game in the second half to help Creighton beat Chicago State 90-58 on Sunday. More>>

Rice scores 28 and Illinois gets past UIC 74-60

Rayvonte Rice led a furious second-half comeback on Saturday, scoring 28 points as the University of Illinois beat the University of Illinois-Chicago 74-60. More>>

ND Preps for Pinstripe Bowl with interim coordinators

The goal for Mike Denbrock and Kerry Cooks as interim coordinators for No. 25 Notre Dame was to make the Fighting Irish players feel as if nothing had changed More>>

Colorado State eases to 74-61 win over UIC


Jon Octeus had 18 points and Daniel Bejarano added 10 points with 15 rebounds and five assists as Colorado State defeated Illinois-Chicago 74-61 Tuesday night. More>>

Cincinnati opens fast, beats Chicago State 102-62

Jermaine Sanders was one of three Cincinnati players with double-doubles, and the Bearcats turned in the most dominant rebounding performance in their history, beating Chicago State 102-62 on Monday night. More>>

Fordham beat Loyola of Chicago 83-69

Jon Severe scored 23 points, nine in the final 1:45, as Fordham scored 54 points in the second half to come back and beat Loyola of Chicago 83-69 on Monday. More>>

Illinois State knocks off DePaul 69-64

Daishon Knight scored 16 points as Illinois State overcame a woeful shooting afternoon to beat visiting DePaul, 69-64, on Sunday. More>>

Northwestern pulls out a 58-52 win over Brown

Alex Olah scored eight of his 10 points in the second half and Kale Abrahamson had nine of his 11 in the final 20 minutes, allowing cold-shooting Northwestern to pull out a 58-52 win over Brown on Sunday. More>>

Purdue-Notre Dame rivalry ends after 2014

The Purdue-Notre Dame football rivalry is coming to an end. More>>

DePaul Beats Houston Baptist on Ray Meyer's 100th Birthday

Cleveland Melvin scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead DePaul to a 78-58 win Wednesday night over Houston Baptist More>>

NIU rallies to beat Loyola

Travon Baker scored 14 points as Northern Illinois overcame a 28-14 halftime deficit to beat Loyola of Chicago 55-49 Wednesday night. More>>

Illinois gives Cubit a raise, contract extension

Illinois has given offensive coordinator Bill Cubit a raise and extended his contract by a year. More>>

UIC beats Purdue-Calumet

Jordan Harks scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading five players in double-figure scoring to help Illinois-Chicago to a comfortable 88-61 win over NAIA Purdue-Calumet Tuesday night. More>>

NIU QB Jordan Lynch named AP All-American

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston from Florida State, Heisman finalists Andre Williams from Boston College and Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch also made the AP All-American First Team.

Crawford nets 26 as Northwestern tops MVSU 86-64

Drew Crawford scored a season-high 26 points and Northwestern beat Mississippi Valley State 86-64 Monday night. More>>

Chicago St. pulls away from SIU-Edwardsville 81-64

Eddie Denard scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds, both career-highs, to help Chicago State pull away from SIU-Edwardsville for an 81-64 win Monday night. More>>

DePaul clips Chicago State in overtime

Billy Garrett Jr. scored eight points in overtime as DePaul beat Chicago State 77-70 on Sunday, barely continuing their dominance of the Cougars. More>>

No. 15 Oregon defeats Illinois 71-64

Mike Moser had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 15 Oregon remained unbeaten with a 71-64 victory over Illinois on Saturday night. More>>

Doyle leads Loyola Chicago past Campbell 80-68


Milton Doyle scored 21 of his game-high 32 points in the second half to lead Loyola of Chicago to an 80-68 win over Campbell Friday night. More>>

Harper, Evans get No. 5 Kentucky women past DePaul

Linnae Harper scored 18 points and Kastine Evans added 14 to lead No. 5 Kentucky to a 96-85 victory over DePaul on Thursday night. More>>

Cooks ND's defensive coordinator for Pinstripe

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says Kerry Cooks will serve as defensive coordinator for the Fighting Irish through the Pinstripe Bowl after Bob Diaco was named head coach at UConn. More>>

North Dakota State upsets Notre Dame in South Bend

Marshall Bjorklund scored 26 points Wednesday night to lead North Dakota State to a road upset over Notre Dame, 73-69, in the third round of the Gotham Classic at Purcell Pavilion. More>>

For NIU's Lynch, big prize still out there in Heisman

For Jordan Lynch, one big prize is still out there.   NIU's star quarterback will find out Saturday in New York if he's the Heisman Trophy winner. More>>

Balanced Illinois defeats Dartmouth 72-65

Rayvonte Rice scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer that helped put Illinois up by double digits late, as the Illini held off Dartmouth in a 72-65 win on Tuesday night. More>>

NIU's Jordan Lynch Heisman Trophy Finalist

Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel HS) will travel to New York City and be honored as a finalist for the 2013 Heisman Memorial Trophy More>>

Notre Dame pulls away late, tops Bryant 70-59

Jerian Grant hit a late 3-pointer and scored 23 points Monday to help Notre Dame scrap out a win over Bryant, 70-59 in the second round of the Gotham Classic at Purcell Pavilion. More>>

Illinois builds early lead to beat Auburn 81-62

Ravonte Rice scored 22 points Sunday, when he and Illinois shot at a torrid pace on the way to routing Auburn 81-62 in Philips Arena. More>>

NIU gets Utah St. in Poinsettia Bowl Dec 26

NIU will close out a record-setting 2013 campaign in sunny San Diego, Calif. at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl December 26 against Utah St.

Notre Dame to play Rutgers in Pinstripe Bowl

Notre Dame is going to make its first postseason appearance at Yankee Stadium. More>>

Bowling Green tops No. 16 Northern Illinois 47-27

Matt Johnson threw four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and Bowling Green routed No. 16 Northern Illinois 47-27 on Friday night for the Mid-American Conference title, ending the Huskies' shot... More>>

Huskies merchandise flying off shelves


The undefeated Huskies' march to Friday's Mid-American Conference championship game has been good for more than just the football program at Northern Illinois University. More>>

No. 23 Iowa holds off Notre Dame 98-93

Aaron White scored 20 points, Devyn Marble and Jarrod Uthoff added 17 each and No. 23 Iowa held off Notre Dame 98-93 on Tuesday night. More>>

Georgia Tech charges back to beat Illinois 67-64

Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss. More>>

Beckman will be back as Illinois coach in 2014

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ISU defeats Northern Iowa 76-65

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    No. 9 Michigan State beats Northwestern 85-70

    Thursday, February 13 2014 10:47 PM EST2014-02-14 03:47:35 GMT
    Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten.
    Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten.

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