Illinois won a conference game at Memorial Stadium, the defense played well, and the world didn't end. Chris tries to come to grips with these realities after the game.
Football season is still dragging on, but basketball is coming soon and the Illini are loaded with depth and poised for a good season.
Chris looks at the issues raised by the data in the U of I revenue and expenses report, including the astronomical coaching salaries and whether student-athletes should (finally) be paid.
Chris analyzes data from a revenue and expense report of the U of I's athletic department for the reporting year of 2013.
In which the local assisted-living facilities empty for one night, so their octogenarian residents can sleep through an awards ceremony.
It's all over. Now we, the Illini nation, can put all our energy into other vices.
Down 17 points in the first half, the Illini survived round one of the NIT.
Scott talks with junior Illini basketball center Nnanna Egwu prior to their first game of the NIT tonight.
Our Sports section is as lively as the teams and players that we cover. From Fighting Illini Athletics to the Illinois Marathon — there's plenty of action to discuss.