(AP) – Bret Bielema is returning to the Big Ten and his home state to coach Illinois. The Illini hired the former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach, hoping he can turn around a program with nine straight losing
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.
The Illinois High School Association board of directors voted to move the boys state basketball tournaments back to Champaign and the State Farm Center at University of Illinois. The girls will return to Redbird Arena at Illinois
The IHSA boys high school basketball state finals are moving back to where it called home for 76 years.
CHICAGO (AP) – The future of publicly funded youth sports is a growing concern because of the COVID-19 crisis.
CHICAGO (AP) – In an era of big-budget youth sports, nonprofit organizations have become a key component in providing fitness activities for American children from middle- and low-income neighborhoods.
CHICAGO (AP) – The coronavirus outbreak has contributed to the closing of Ditka’s restaurant on Chicago’s Gold Coast.
(AP/WGIL) – The New York Giants have claimed former Dallas Cowboys’ backup quarterback Cooper Rush on waivers.
(AP) – Eldred “Salty” Saltwell, who worked in a variety of roles including general manager and vice president over 30 years with the Chicago Cubs, has died, the team said Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson says she tested positive for the cororavirus.
CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois’ equine industry is being threatened as the state adopts social distancing guidelines in response to growing coronavirus concerns.
A person familiar with the trade says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to send quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears for a compensatory fourth-round draft pick.
UPDATE: The Illinois High School Association now says it is cancelling the state basketball tournament this weekend, as well as as well as at other IHSA events including scholastic bowl, drama and group interpretation, music, debate, and
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Allen stopped 29 shots for his second shutout and the St. Louis Blues blanked the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Sunday night for their ninth win in 10 games.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The rivalry between Illinois and Iowa is heating up.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With one of Ohio State’s key big men out with an ankle injury, freshman E.J. Liddell stepped in and played his best game as a Buckeye so far.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 12 of his 27 points in the first half and No. 3-seed Austin Peay beat No. 6-seed Eastern Illinois 76-65 in Thursday night’s quarterfinal of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Diggins registered 17 points and eight rebounds as Illinois-Chicago got past Youngstown State 67-61 in the Horizon Conference Tourney semifinals on Thursday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Liam Robbins had 18 points as Drake defeated Illinois State 75-65 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney first round on Thursday night.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 24 Wisconsin will have a shot to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title. The Badgers just need to tighten up a few things to improve their chances.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Malik Beasley scored 24 points and D’Angelo Russell added 19 for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 115-108 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — NBC’s Arlo White is taking a second job as a play-by-play commentator for Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire telecasts on WGN and ESPN+.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago State University men’s basketball team will not travel for two regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference games this week, and its women’s team will not host two games, the school said late Tuesday,
CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Strome, Alex Nylander, and Patrick Kane scored on consecutive shots late in the second period, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Charlie Moore scored DePaul’s final four points at the free-throw line to lift the Blue Demons to a 69-68 win over Marquette on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Braelen Bridges and Tarkus Ferguson each scored 14 points to lift Illinois-Chicago to a 93-59 win over IUPUI in the first round of the Horizon Conference tournament on Tuesday night. Bridges grabbed 10 rebounds
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German had 22 points as Northern Illinois easily defeated Toledo 71-50 on Tuesday night to clinch a first-round bye in the upcoming Mid-American Conference tournament.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Coming off back-to-back trips to the Sweet 16, Joe McKeown didn’t quite grasp the task at hand when he left George Washington to coach Northwestern in 2008.
Arbitrator Mark Irvings accepted Theo Epstein’s rationale for delaying Kris Bryant’s debut at the start of the 2015 season, concluding there was no proof of “a nefarious motive” by the Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations to
CHICAGO (AP) — Coby White scored 19 points, Otto Porter Jr. added 18 in his return from a broken left foot and the Chicago Bulls hung on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-107 Monday night when Luka
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois rewarded basketball coach Brad Underwood for a significant jump this season with a three-year contract extension through 2026, the school announced Monday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Miller Kopp took Northwestern’s first shot in overtime Sunday, draining a 3-pointer that triggered a 7-0 Wildcat run and the Wildcats held on for an 81-76 win over Nebraska that snapped their 12-game
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lauren Van Kleunen scored 22 points and Selena Lott scored 20 and Marquette beat No. 16-ranked DePaul 90-83 on Sunday.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu is becoming legendary at Illinois for his hustle, talent and an intangible yet reliable ability to take over a game and win it in the final seconds.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Alexa Willard scored 19 points, including a pair of free throws with 1.4 seconds left, and No. 21 Missouri State picked up the 900th win in school history with a 69-66 defeat of
CHICAGO (AP) — Collin Gillespie made the first one and Saddiq Bey got the last one.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jason Kipnis joined the Chicago Cubs this spring for a shot at the second base job. He also realizes the role he plays in helping develop 22-year-old prospect Nico Hoerner.
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Rangers, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider have all gotten hot, and are ready to chase a playoff spot.
CHICAGO (AP) — Tate Hall had a career-high 28 points on 11-of-14 shooting and Loyola of Chicago rallied in the second half to defeat Illinois State 84-69 on Wednesday night.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Lindsey Pulliam and Veronica Burton combined for 50 points, 30 in a dominating middle two quarters as No. 18 Northwestern won its sixth straight by blitzing Rutgers 82-65 on Wednesday night.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis manager Mike Shildt described technology’s rapid encroachment on baseball in recent years as ethically murky, expressing his satisfaction in Commissioner Rob Manfred’s intention to cut down the use of in-game video.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Javier Báez wants his Chicago Cubs to be better prepared this season.