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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Gonzaga director of operations Stephen Gentry hired at Illinois as assistant coach

Stephen Gentry is leaving his role as Gonzaga’s director of operations to reunite with his former boss Brad Underwood at Illinois.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Illinois professor creates women’s NCAA Tournament simulator

University of Illinois computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson has always loved data. For the past seven years he’s had a men’s NCAA Tournament bracket simulator. After getting many requests, professor …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, experience, bench shine at Maui Invitational

The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Gonzaga draws Illinois in Maui Invitational opener

Gonzaga will open against Illinois in the nightcap of the Maui Invitational’s first day. The Zags and Illini will tip at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time on ESPN2 on Monday, Nov. …


Former NFL coach Lovie Smith hired as Illinois coach

Illinois made a splash of the positive variety Monday by announcing the hiring of Lovie Smith, the former coach of the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the Illini’s …


College Basketball: Escort – How could Louisville Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino not know of sex parties?

Escort Katina Powell broke her silence on Tuesday, saying she has no proof that Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino knew that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other …


Lightning storm causes Kent State, Illinois to postpone football game until today

Kent State and Illinois postponed their season-opening football game in Champaign, Illinois, until today after a lightning delay of almost three hours on Friday night. The school’s athletic directors decided …


Former Idaho women’s coach Divilbiss let go amid allegations at Illinois

While Illinois has hired a law firm to investigate allegations of mistreatment by football coach Tim Beckman, the women’s basketball program is facing similar accusations by former players. As first …


Louisiana Tech beats Illinois 35-18 in Heart of Dallas Bowl

DALLAS – Louisiana Tech’s Houston Bates had a career day against his former team – his 4 1/2 sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had …


Thompson’s returns spark Huskies

Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday,


Jimmy V pairings set

Villanova will play Illinois and Indiana will meet Louisville in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden. Illinois replaces fellow Big Ten school Maryland, which had …


WSU opens NCAAs with Illinois in Pullman

PULLMAN – There was never a doubt that the Washington State women’s soccer team would play in the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship. While selection shows can be stressful …


WSU to host Illinois in NCAA soccer

WSU (14-3-3, 7-3-1 Pac-12) will play host to Illinois (10-8-2, 5-5-1 Big Ten) on Saturday in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament, the Cougars’ first tournament game at home since 2000.


Illinois guard scores 35 to hand Gonzaga 1st loss

No. 3 and the 3s were too much for Gonzaga to handle. Senior guard Brandon Paul hit five of Illinois’ 11 3-pointers and scored 35 points to lead the 13th-ranked …


Battle of unbeatens at Kennel

First things first. Gonzaga is 9-0 for the first time as a Division I men’s basketball program. GU won its first road game of the season Wednesday, edging Washington State …


Big second half propels Illini to win over Bruins

SAN FRANCISCO – Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois’ first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA …


Something has to give for Bulldogs, Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – As of Friday, there were 21 undefeated NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs. That list will lose one member when Gonzaga and Illinois collide today at Assembly …


Zags at Illini: Battle of unbeatens

As of Friday, there are 21 undefeated NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs. That list will lose one member when Gonzaga and Illinois collide Saturday at Assembly Hall.


Illinois gives Zags repeat lesson on 3-pointers

SEATTLE – It reminded Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber of a stretch against Michigan State during the 2004-05 season when the Fighting Illini scored on 12 straight possessions. It …


Battle victor will get résumé boost

SEATTLE – Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber was addressing the importance of today’s Battle in Seattle showdown against Gonzaga at KeyArena, but his thoughts also hold true from a …


Important game for Zags, Illini

Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber was addressing the importance of Saturday’s Battle in Seattle showdown against Gonzaga at KeyArena, but his thoughts also hold true from a Bulldogs’ perspective.


Illinois runs in right direction all day in win

CHICAGO – Illinois fan Brian Lee bought Northwestern season tickets this year just so he’d have access to the historic game at Wrigley Field, then shelled out $150 a piece …


There’s little rest for Zags

Steven Gray is young, enjoys basketball and he’s used to playing 30-plus minutes per game. When Gonzaga was in the midst of three games in three days in Maui in …