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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...

John Groce to remain Illinois head coach, AD says

John Groce will return as Illinois' head coach next season, athletics director Josh Whitman announced Saturday. The Illini have not made the NCAA Tournament since...

Illinois barely survives UIC upset bid

CHICAGO -- Malcolm Hill scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half as Illinois held off UIC Saturday at the United Center, 83-79. ...

Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn out two months with thumb injury

A thumb injury will sideline Illinois junior guard Kendrick Nunn for eight weeks, the school announced Tuesday. The Chicago native will have surgery Wednesday after injuring a...

Austin Colbert to transfer from Illinois

Illinois forward Austin Colbert is leaving the program, the school announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-9 sophomore will have two years of eligibility remaining. “After meeting with Austin,...

Ultra Early Big Ten Preview for the 2015-16 Season

Updated May 7, 3:15 p.m. Although the Big Ten partially redeemed a down-year by having two teams advance to the Final Four, the league's national title...

Illinois’ bubble bursts with blowout loss to Michigan

CHICAGO -- The good news for Illinois fans if they will not have to sweat on Selection Sunday. The bad news is there will...

Aaron Cosby to transfer from Illinois

Junior guard Aaron Cosby and Illinois have decided to part ways, the school announced Friday. Cosby, a 6-foot-3 guard who transferred to Illinois from Seton...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Badgers still clear leader heading into conference...

Big Ten competition finally gets underway Tuesday afternoon. So here are The Catch and Shoot's final non-conference power rankings for the conference:   1. Wisconsin (12-1) Wisconsin...

Oregon knocks off Illinois at United Center, 77-70

Here's a guest post by Josh Rosenblat, who was on hand for Oregon vs. Illinois at the United Center Saturday. Josh is part of...