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  • NU, DePaul, Illinois women all off to fast starts Nov 29, 2014 5:34 PM
    Some really great things are happening right now with the women’s college basketball teams in Illinois. Northwestern (4-0) travels to No. 18 DePaul (4-1) on Saturday night (7 p.m.) for a crosstown rivalry matchup that features two of the most accomplished coaches in the sport. Another Big Ten contender suddenly could be Illinois, which, on Thanksgiving, pulled off one of the best wins of the college basketball season.

     
  • Rice, Hill lead Illinois past Baylor 62-54 Nov 29, 2014 12:16 AM
    Rayvonte Rice and Malcolm Hill each scored 17 points to lead Illinois to a 62-54 win over Baylor in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night. Rice, who had seven rebounds and three steals, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. The Illini are 6-0 and have won 32 straight November games.

     
  • Illini improve to 5-0 Nov 27, 2014 7:40 PM
    Rayvonte Rice scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Illinois past Indiana State 88-62 on Thursday in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational. Malcolm Hill scored 17 points with eight rebounds, while going 11 of 12 at the free-throw line for the Illini (5-0). Nnanna Egwu, Aaron Cosby and Kendrick Nunn each had 10 points for Illinois, which is 3-0 in the Invitational. The Illini, who never trailed, hit 8 of 9 of their first shots and jumped to a 30-8 advantage. Grant Prusator led Indiana State (3-2) off the bench with 17 points. Before Thursday, he only played two games this season with one field goal. Brenton Scott added 10 points for the Sycamores, who are 2-1 in the tourney. Indiana State got no closer than 19 points the rest of the first half and trailed 40-21 at intermission. By halftime, Illinois’ field-goal percentage fell to 38 percent, but the Illini still made 6 of 13 from 3-point range. Indiana State finished the half at 25 percent from the field. The Illinois lead grew to as many as 30 with 13:04 left in the game. The Sycamores cut it to 17 twice with just under 5 minutes left, but came no closer.

     
  • Penn State coach, captains air out frustrations Nov 25, 2014 5:21 PM
    oach James Franklin was frustrated, wanting to get to the bottom of Penn State’s surprising loss at Illinois last last week. Talking it out immediately was the only approach he thought would work. The Nittany Lions’ first-year coach summoned the team’s captains to his office as soon as they got off the bus from the airport.

     
  • Minnesota suspends backup guard after arrest Nov 25, 2014 5:18 PM
    Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil was jailed Tuesday without bail after his arrest on a felony domestic assault charge involving his girlfriend. He was suspended from all team activities pending the investigation.

     
  • Boilermakers rout Missouri 82-61 Nov 25, 2014 4:30 PM
    Rapheal Davis scored 22 points and Purdue ran away from Missouri in the first half for an 82-61 win over the Tigers Tuesday in the Maui Invitational losers bracket.

     
  • Michigan St. faces Penn St. in drive for 10 wins Nov 25, 2014 4:29 PM
    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday the Spartans still have plenty to play for after being eliminated from Big Ten title contention. The Spartans (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) travel to Penn State (6-5, 2-5) looking to secure a fourth 10-win season in the last five years.

     
  • Maryland, Rutgers appear to be good fit in Big Ten Nov 25, 2014 5:16 PM
    On the field and at the ticket window, Maryland and Rutgers have enjoyed a successful inaugural season in the Big Ten.

     
  • Northwestern holds off Miami of Ohio 55-46 Nov 25, 2014 11:30 PM
    Alex Olah and Vic Law scored 13 points apiece as Northwestern held off Miami of Ohio 55-46 on Tuesday, advancing to face Northern Iowa in the Cancun Challenge championship game Wednesday. Northern Iowa knocked off Virginia Tech earlier in the day.

     
  • After Michigan, Ohio State has big game waiting Nov 25, 2014 4:26 PM
    The seventh-ranked Buckeyes meet archrival Michigan this week, a game that’s always a physical, demanding contest. Moments after that showdown ends, they’ve got to begin gearing up for the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis against the Saturday’s winner of the Minnesota at Wisconsin game.

     
  • Could Saturday’s game be Gordon’s last with Badgers? Nov 24, 2014 6:15 PM
    Saturday is Senior Day for the 14th-ranked Badgers, who also might be sending junior running back Melvin Gordon off into the NFL sunset.

     
  • Wisconsin tries to get better grip on axe postgame Nov 24, 2014 6:17 PM
    If the ceremonial Paul Bunyan axe exchanges hands in the Wisconsin-Minnesota game, the winning team typically sprinted to the opposing side to take possession. Badgers coach Gary Andersen said the axe will no longer be on the sideline after the teams exchanged shoves last year at Minnesota.

     
  • Hoosiers eager to win the bucket vs. Purdue Nov 24, 2014 6:09 PM
    With rival Purdue coming to town Saturday for the Old Oaken Bucket game, an actual win is the only type Indiana’s players want to taste. “There’s no such thing as a morale victory in this game,” center Collin Rahrig said.

     
  • Hoke’s job security underlying current in The Game Nov 24, 2014 6:05 PM
    Brady Hoke refuses to contribute to the speculation about his job security. Hoke batted aside questions about his future with the Wolverines on Monday and instead spoke mainly about his team’s preparation for its upcoming annual grudge match with Ohio State.

     
  • K-State beats Purdue 88-79 Nov 24, 2014 5:54 PM
    Marcus Foster scored 24 points and Kansas State held on to beat Purdue 88-79 after blowing most of a big early lead Monday in the opening game of the Maui Invitational.

     
  • Huskers’ Pelini says he’s doing all he can to win Nov 24, 2014 5:49 PM
    Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had to know he would be peppered with questions about the state of his program following a second straight loss characterized by another embarrassing defensive performance.

     
  • Big questions ahead of Illini-Northwestern game Nov 24, 2014 5:47 PM
    Big questions face Illinois as it gets ready for something it hasn’t faced since 2011: a big game to close the regular season with a potential bowl bid on the line. The first: Who starts at quarterback Saturday at Northwestern after backup Reilly O’Toole came off the bench and engineered a win against Penn State? The second: Does coach Tim Beckman have to win to keep his job?

     
  • Maryland comes back to beat Michigan Nov 22, 2014 6:28 PM
    Wes Brown’s 1-yard touchdown run with 5:59 remaining lifted Maryland to a 23-16 victory over Michigan, leaving the Wolverines’ postseason hopes in dire shape with one game remaining in the regular season.

     
  • Marshall’s return lifts Buckeyes over Hoosiers Nov 22, 2014 6:02 PM
    Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution on Saturday for No. 7 Ohio State. The freshman returned a punt 54 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and then added three late insurance scores to carry the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27.

     
  • Minnesota rallies to upset No. 21 Huskers 28-24 Nov 22, 2014 4:33 PM
    Jerry Kill’s building project at Minnesota has taken another huge step. Down by double digits in the third quarter, and with star running back David Cobb on the sideline injured, the Gophers stunned No. 21 Nebraska 28-24 on Saturday to keep alive their hopes in the Big Ten West. “I’m not going to tell you that winning in Lincoln, Nebraska, doesn’t rank up there,” Kill said. “That’s not an easy thing to do.”

     
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