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MVC Round Table: How should the Valley attack conference expansion?

What should the Missouri Valley Conference do to replace Wichita State? One addition? Three? Where do you see the Valley going? Dave Reynolds, Peoria Journal...

What Wichita State’s move to the AAC means for Loyola

At least in the short term, Wichita State's decision to leave the Missouri Valley for the American is a blessing for Loyola. Twice in the...

Final Illinois Rankings for the 2016-17 season

The state of Illinois finally ended its shutout streak in the NCAA Tournament with Northwestern going dancing. Aside from that? It was a somewhat...

Wichita State cracks Kenpom’s early top five for 2017-18

You may have caught wind of my Twitter rant the other day that, if someone wanted to, they could very easily construct a solid...

UIC advances to CBI semifinals with 80-71 win over George Washington

UIC continued its postseason run Monday with an 80-71 over George Washington in the CBI quarterfinals. The Flames led by 17 with 8:14 remaining, but a...

Illinois State blows 18-point lead, gets upset in NIT on last-second...

Illinois State's NIT performance won't quiet the crowd that thinks the Redbirds never belonged in the NCAA Tournament. The top-seeded Redbirds blew an 18-point lead...

Wacky mistake in crunch time allows Northwestern’s historic season to continue

SALT LAKE CITY -- At first, Bryant McIntosh was confused. Maybe Northwestern wasn't actually trailing by a point. Why else would Vanderbilt guard Matthew...

NCAA Tournament Podcast: Final Four picks, sleepers, which 1 seed has...

Newsday's Ari Kramer and I are back with our NCAA Tournament picks. We talked everything from who's going to make the Final Four to...

Villanova and Creighton set for first ever Big East Tournament meeting

Villanova 55, Seton Hall 53 NEW YORK -- Villanova hung on for a narrow 55-53 victory over Seton Hall in Friday's Big East semifinals in...

Illinois fires head coach John Groce

Illinois has fired coach John Groce, the school announced Saturday. After making a late-season push, Illinois lost its final two games, and with it a...