Posts Tagged Champaign

Kittner leaving Illini football broadcasts

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — For the past eight football seasons former Illinois quarterback Kurt Kittner has handled the color commentary on Illini radio broadcasts.

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Beckman says bowl in reach as pressure builds

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman stands on the sidelines during the third quarter of an NCAA football game against Iowa Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Tim Beckman insisted Monday that his reeling team has improved over the past year and could still get to a bowl game.

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Red-hot Illinois defeats Coppin State 114-56

Illinois' forward Leron Black (12) battles with Coppin State's guard Jahvari Josiah (21)  during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Robin Scholz)

Champaign, Ill. (AP) — After a close contest against Georgia Southern in its season opener, Illinois blew out Coppin State 114-56 on Sunday.

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Illinois scrapes by Georgia Southern, 80-71

Illinois’ Nnanna Egwu (32) blocks a shot-attempt by Georgia Southern's Kyle Doyle (35) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Friday Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Rayvonte Rice scored 24 points to lead sluggish Illinois to an 80-71 season-opening win over Georgia Southern Friday.

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