CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Collins, who coached Illinois-Chicago to the NCAA tournament three times in 14 seasons, died Sunday morning, the school announced. He was 74. Collins led UIC to a 218-208 record from 1996 to 2010.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois fired coach Lovie Smith on Sunday with a game left in its ninth consecutive losing season. Smith became Illinois’ first Black head football coach when he was hired by athletic director Josh
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) – Despite the Illinois Department of Public Health’s decision to rate basketball a high-risk activity, the Illinois High School Association has decided the state’s high schools will have a basketball season.
NFL players of different colors didn’t share hotel rooms on the road when the Chicago Bears put Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo together in 1967.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – COVID-19 has forced the Illinois High School Association to push most fall sports into the spring.