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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:30pmThe Illinois volleyball team swept its way to another Illini Classic title over the weekend, and after a somewhat rocky start against Louisville — but still a sweep — the Illini put together two solid matches to take care of Miami (Ohio) and Creighton. Beat wri

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Bill Cubit has been there, done that. Ninety-eight times at an FBS school.No. 99 comes Friday night when he returns to the sidelines as a head coach.

Before he starts to design a play, Illinois interim head coach Bill Cubit asks a simple question: Can the players carry it out?

If movies like “Revenge of the Nerds” are to be believed, one of the things that has long separated the brainy from the brawny is the latter’s participation in sports and other regular physical activity. While there may be some truth to

The first orange blazer Lou Henson ordered was a 40 long, 100 percent polyester, cost $175 and led to a bunch of crazy looks.That was a long time ago."Lou never hesitated from the get-go," said Terry Clark, who was there in the late '70s when Henson first did business with Delbert's in Arthur. "He embraced the notion of orange.

Welcome to the day after the day after in the frightening land of Illini football.

Malcolm Hill is in trouble. Illinois’ talented junior has been ignoring orders of the Illinois coaching staff and doing his own thing.

The No. 1 recruiting class in the country has already started to pay dividends for Illinois.

Staff writer Bob Asmussen knows college football like the back of his hand (hey, where did that mole come from?). Here are four questions he has going into the 2015 season.

Bill Cubit will make his debut as head coach at the University of Illinois on Friday night against Kent State.

Is there a more dangerous team than one backed down and carrying an “us against the world” mindset?

Second-seeded Kevin Anderson, a former Illini, won his first title in more than three years when he defeated qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open on Saturday.

Illinois can finish Illini Classic play unbeaten by taking down the Bluejays

University of Illinois Volleyball vs Miami (Ohio), Saturday morning, August 29, 2015 at Huff Hall.  UI Volleyball vs Miami (Ohio) Photographer: Holly Hart University of Illinois Volleyball vs Miami (Ohio), Sat

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Illinois volleyball takes down Miami (Ohio) behind balanced, effective offense

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Even as the UI athletic department received a black eye Friday to match the one planted on the administration last week, the nameless and faceless believe the Illini can be just as effective on the football field as before head coach Tim Beckman was fired.

CHAMPAIGN – On more than one occasion Friday Illinois Athletics Director Mike Thomas talked about “turning the page.”

One week before the season opener, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas terminated football coach Tim Beckman with two years left on his contract for behavior apparently nobody noticed until last spring when a disgruntled former player went on a Twitter rant.

Jannelle Flaws’ spot atop Illinois’ all-time goals-scored list is secured.

Kevin Hambly planned on using his team’s season opener against Louisville as a litmus test of sorts for his starting lineup and rotation.

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