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Will Illini go winless in Big Ten?

After losing to Indiana, there's a good chance Illinois will go without a win in the second year of the Lovie Smith Era in Champaign.

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Cats first ever to win three straight in OT

Northwestern landed in the college football record books Saturday, becoming the first FBS team ever to win three straight games in overtime.

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Northwestern comes up short in bid for Big Ten title, falls to Ohio State 45-24
Ohio State proved to be too much for Northwestern, with the Buckeyes defeating the Wildcats 45-24 in Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game.
Jeremy Larkin diagnosed with cervical stenosis, will retire immediately
Northwestern announced that running back Jeremy Larkin will retire from football, effective immediately, after being diagnosed with cervical stenosis.
NU-Wisconsin at Wrigley in 2020
Northwestern planned ahead and announced its opponent for a game at Wrigley Field in 2020 against Big Ten rival Wisconsin.
Rose: Fab Five beef squashed with Michigan hiring Howard
Jalen Rose says any beef between him and fellow Fab Five star Chris Webber is squashed now that Michigan hired Juwan Howard as their head coach.
Week 12 college football top 25 rankings
Week 12 was pretty boring, but now there's just one week of the regular season remaining. With Week 12 in the books, here’s my top 25.
Week 11 college football top 25 rankings
After a crazy weekend at the top of the rankings, who's the new No. 1? And why won't it be the same as the selection committee's choice?
Will Illini go winless in Big Ten?
After losing to Indiana, there's a good chance Illinois will go without a win in the second year of the Lovie Smith Era in Champaign.
Week 10 college football top 25 rankings
Ohio State and Penn State lost, spelling trouble for the Big Ten. Here's how the teams stack up in the latest top-25 college football rankings.
Cats first ever to win three straight in OT
Northwestern landed in the college football record books Saturday, becoming the first FBS team ever to win three straight games in overtime.
Week 9 college football top 25 rankings
Ohio State's toppling of Penn State — and a host of other upsets — shook things up before the first College Football Playoff rankings.
Cats upset Sparty in 3OT
Northwestern scored a huge upset win over 16th-ranked Michigan State, ending the game with an end-zone pick in triple overtime.
Illini falls to undefeated Wisconsin
Illinois' two-quarterback offense didn't do much of anything, and the defense allowed a late touchdown to an offensive lineman in an unsurprising loss to Wisconsin.
Week 8 college football top 25 rankings
Notre Dame's been playing like a champion all season and showed it with a blowout win over USC. See the Irish and the rest of the Week 8 college football top 25 rankings.
Cam Thomas plays but Illini still lose
Freshman quarterback Cam Thomas got his first action, but the Illini dropped their fourth conference game of the season at Minnesota.
Jackson leads Cats past Hawkeyes in OT
Justin Jackson's big play in overtime set up the game-winning score for Northwestern as the Wildcats took down Iowa on Saturday.
Week 6 college football top 25 rankings
How high does Michigan State vault after upsetting Michigan? It's in a special edition of the top-25 rankings — also featuring Tom Petty song rankings!
Illini get walloped by Iowa
Illinois had a new quarterback at the helm of its offense Saturday, but the result was all too similar for Lovie Smith's team in a blowout loss to Iowa.
Cats' offense goes missing
Northwestern couldn't do much of anything offensively in Saturday afternoon's blowout loss to a still-unbeaten Penn State team.
Fitzgerald on Trevor Siemian returning to Northwestern
Pat Fitzgerald talks up the return of current Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian.
Collins: 'It's about putting the pieces together'
Chris Collins discusses how his team is looking to improve off the program's best season in school history.
Wisconsin rolls on
Wisconsin stayed undefeated, taking its Big Ten opener against Northwestern. That and more in the 10 big things from the weekend in Big Ten football.
Week 5 college football top 25 rankings
Georgia is much better than Tennessee, and that's not fake news. See how the teams stack up in Week 5 college football top 25 rankings.
Cats drop conference opener to Wisconsin
Northwestern scored a couple late touchdowns to make it close, but Wisconsin's dominant second half was enough to send the Cats to a loss in the conference opener.
Nebraska carves up Illini
The same Nebraska team that lost to Northern Illinois two weeks ago carved up the Illinois defense Friday night, sending Lovie Smith's young team to another blowout loss.
Week 5 Big Ten previews and picks
Penn State, Wisconsin and Minnesota will all look to stay unbeaten as conference play kicks into full gear. Get your Week 5 Big Ten previews and picks right here.
Penn State's big finish
Nothing was cooler than Penn State's big finish at Iowa, that and more in the 10 big things from the weekend in Big Ten football.
Week 4 college football top 25 rankings
TCU vaulted up the rankings after going on the road and taking down Oklahoma State. How high did the Frogs jump?
Week 4 Big Ten previews and picks
Could Purdue's early season success mean that Michigan is on upset alert this weekend? That and more in the Week 4 Big Ten previews and picks.
Week 3 college football top 25 rankings
Was Clemson's eye-popping beatdown of Louisville enough to vault the defending champs up to the top spot in this week's top-25 rankings?
Purdue > SEC
Purdue looks a new team, going into an SEC stadium and winning 35-3. Should the Big Ten watch out? That and more in the 10 big things from the weekend in Big Ten football.
Illini blown out in Tampa
Illinois got throttled by a ranked South Florida team, pounded 47-23 in Lovie Smith's return to his old stomping grounds in Tampa.
Week 3 Big Ten previews and picks
There aren't many — any? — great games on the Big Ten calendar this week. But while you patiently await kickoff between Clemson and Louisville, read through this week's Big Ten previews and picks.
Well, we're waiting
The Cats got some preseason love. But through two weeks they've turned in two ugly performances, leaving folks waiting for the group that was supposed to challenge for a division title.
Lovie on returning to Tampa to face USF
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith talks about the Illini taking on South Florida and his return to Tampa.
Lovie Smith on freshmen getting playing time for Illini
Lovie Smith talks about the numerous freshmen getting significant playing time for Illinois.
Fitz on state of Cats after blowout loss to Duke
Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald discusses the state of his team following a blowout loss to Duke.
Week 2 college football top 25 rankings
Oklahoma scored a huge win at Ohio State. Was it enough to make them the new No. 1? Check out the Week 2 college football top 25.
Crisis in Columbus?
The Buckeyes are in trouble as their football team doesn't seem to be working. That and more in the 10 big things from the weekend in Big Ten football.
Disastrous day for Northwestern
Northwestern turned in a second straight ugly performance, this time blown out by Duke on the road in Durham.
STL: Is Michigan the class of the Big Ten?
After college football's opening weekend, the SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether Michigan is the best team in the Big Ten.
Week 2 previews and picks
The big top-five matchup between the Buckeyes and Sooners comes Saturday night in Columbus. Previewing Week 2 in the Big Ten.
Week 1 top 25
Bama looked the part at No. 1, while it was Michigan looking the best of any Big Ten power. Here's the post-Week 1 top 25.
Turtle power
Maryland's upset win at Texas is only the tip of the iceberg. Here are the 10 big things from the season-opening weekend in Big Ten football.
Thorson leads Cats to comeback win
Northwestern trailed by 10 at halftime, but Clayton Thorson scored twice in the fourth quarter to send the Cats to a victory in the season-opener.
Illini win — barely — thanks to Dudek's return
Mike Dudek returned to the field after two missed seasons and picked up where he left off as Illinois' biggest playmaker in a season-opening win over Ball State.
Northwestern's Jackson, Thorson rivals turned friends
Northwestern's Justin Jackson and Clayton Thorson talk about being rivals in high school.
Fitzgerald: 'We've got a huge challenge in front of us'
Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talks about the team's upcoming season opener against Nevada.
Let's play football
College football season is here! So get ready by reading through these 10 big questions as the Big Ten football season begins.
Pat Fitzgerald talks future of the 'Cats at media day
Pat Fitzgerald talks about the state of Northwestern football at Big Ten media day.
Meyer, Harbaugh on expectations heading into season
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh discuss their expectation at B1G Media Day.
Ohio State vs. Michigan
Ohio State and Michigan have opposite descriptions from a year ago. But the Big Ten season could again come down to The Game.
Lovie Smith is 'excited about Year 2' with Illinois football
Illinois football coach Lovie Smith talks about what he expects from the Illini this season.
'I'm a patient man'
As Lovie Smith enters the second season of his rebuilding effort at Illinois, he's preaching patience — and assuring that patience will, one day, pay off.
Illini offer scholarship to a 10-year-old
Illinois football made waves by offering a scholarship to a 10-year-old.
Big Ten talking schedule expansion
According to a Monday report, there are discussions about expanding the Big Ten conference basketball schedule from 18 games to 20 games.
Ohio State picks Chris Holtmann
Ohio State has its new head basketball coach, hiring Butler's Chris Holtmann to succeed the 13-year tenure of Thad Matta.
Who can Ohio State turn to in coaching search?
After ending the 13-year tenure of Thad Matta earlier this week, the Buckeyes are getting nothing but public declarations of no interest from one candidate after another.
Ohio State gets another 'no thank you'
After it was reported that Creighton's Greg McDermott was offered Ohio State's head-coaching job, McDermott tweeted Thursday that he's not leaving.
Big Ten-ACC Challenge matchups announced
The Big Ten-ACC Challenge matchups were announced Thursday, and like always, they do not disappoint.
Ohio State reportedly offers job to Greg McDermott
Ohio State reportedly offered Creighton's Greg McDermott the reins of the basketball program after meeting with him Wednesday night.
Cold water tossed on Hoiberg-to-Buckeyes speculation
It didn't take long for the Fred Hoiberg-to-Ohio State rumors to get shot down, with reports indicating Hoiberg has no interest in leaving the Bulls.
McDermott latest reported candidate at Ohio State
On the night Fred Hoiberg was linked to Ohio State, another report made Creighton's Greg McDermott the latest option for the Buckeyes.
Fred Hoiberg to Ohio State?
A report that Fred Hoiberg is a "real candidate" at Ohio State brings a potential rarity in a move from NBA coaching to the college ranks.
Illini add center to 2017 recruiting class
Brad Underwood earned the commitment of Greg Eboigbodin, a 6-foot-9 center out of Detroit who is a native of Nigeria, the fourth player in Illinois' 2017 recruiting class.
Three Michigan State football players dismissed
Three Michigan State football players were dismissed from the program Tuesday after criminal sexual conduct charges were filed against all three.
Who will succeed Thad Matta at Ohio State?
In looking for Thad Matta's successor, will Ohio State go the same route that brought Matta to Columbus in the first place?
Thad Matta done after 13 seasons at Ohio State
Thad Matta is no longer the head basketball coach at Ohio State, the school announcing an end to his 13-year tenure Monday.
Cats expect Vault to miss 2017 season
Northwestern is expected to be without kick returner and wide receiver Solomon Vault after the senior underwent lower-body surgery.
Illini's Jalen Coleman-Lands reportedly transferring
Jalen Coleman-Lands is reportedly the latest Illinois basketball player to leave the program in the aftermath of this spring's coaching change.
Impact of Swanigan's exit on Big Ten race
Caleb Swanigan's departure for the NBA Draft was hardly unexpected. But what does his exit mean for Purdue and the Big Ten title race?
Thorson gets some love from Mel Kiper Jr.
ESPN's noted NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson as one of his top five underclassman quarterbacks ahead of the 2018 draft.
Three suspended Illini dismissed from team
Three Illinois football players were dismissed from the program Wednesday following their arrests earlier this month.
Caleb Swanigan leaving for NBA Draft
Big Ten Player of the Year Caleb Swanigan will stay in the NBA Draft and turn pro, while Vincent Edwards will return to Purdue for his senior season.
Fitz swings Babe Ruth's bat at Yankee Stadium
Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald was at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday and looked happy as could be while swinging Babe Ruth's bat.
Wisconsin's vintage season tickets are epic
Wisconsin is gearing up to celebrate Camp Randall Stadium's 100th season. And with that celebration is coming some fantastic-looking season tickets.
Wagner, Wilson make NBA decisions
Michigan forwards Moe Wagner and D.J. Wilson made their NBA Draft decisions Wednesday, with one coming back to Ann Arbor and another leaving for the pros.
Wright State transfer Mark Alstork picks Illini
Wright State grad transfer Mark Alstork announced he's coming to Illinois in a Twitter video that demands further exploration.
Illini, DePaul to play for first time in 60 years
Illinois and DePaul haven't played since 1957. Sixty years later, the drought is over, as the two will meet in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
Meyer: Big Ten is 'night and day what it was'
Ohio State's Urban Meyer talked about the state of the Big Ten, saying the league is "night and day" what it was when he took over the Buckeyes.
Harbaugh raves about Michigan football's experience in Italy
Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh raves about his team's experience during its recent trip to Italy.
Meyer: Big Ten 'night and day' from when he came to OSU
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks about the state of the Big Ten.
Jim Harbaugh helps deliver a calf
Harbaugh gonna Harbaugh, and the Michigan head coach's latest antic is helping to deliver a calf at a farm in Indiana.
Jeremiah Tilmon heading to Mizzou
Illinois basketball fans will get to see Jeremiah Tilmon play this season, but he won't be wearing orange and blue after he signed with Missouri on Monday.
Cats to play in Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament
Northwestern will join Texas Tech, Boston College and La Salle at this year's Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Connecticut.
Arrested Illini suspended, Lovie announces
Lovie Smith announced that two of the three Illinois players arrested Wednesday were already suspended and that the third is now suspended.
Three Illini football players arrested
A trio of Illinois football players were arrested Wednesday morning on charges of home invasion and armed robbery.
Ray Lewis' son transferring to Maryland
Rayshad Lewis, the sone of NFL legend Ray Lewis, tweeted that he is transferring to Maryland after spending a year at Utah State.
Illini announce transfer of D.J. Williams
Illinois announced Monday that junior-to-be D.J. Williams, a Chicago native and Simeon product, will be transferring away from the program.
Cats announce addition of A.J. Turner
A week after A.J. Turner tweeted he'd be heading to Northwestern, the Cats announced the addition of the Boston College transfer.
NU's Washington suspended after cocaine arrest
Northwestern defensive lineman Xavier Washington has been indefinitely suspended after he was arrested for cocaine possession.
Illini get one drafted, but six more get NFL shots
Illinois defensive lineman Dawuane Smoot was picked in the NFL Draft's third round, and six of his teammates got NFL shots, as well.
Cats wideout Austin Carr signs with Patriots
Northwestern wide receiver Austin Carr, the Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year, signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent.
Eight Big Ten thoughts after NFL Draft
With the NFL Draft over and done, here are eight Big Ten thoughts on the weekend that was and the season that will be.
Complete list of Big Ten players taken in NFL Draft
The Big Ten was once again well represented at the NFL Draft, with 35 players from the conference getting selected by NFL teams.
Anthony Walker Jr. picked in NFL Draft
Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. was selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, going to the Indianapolis Colts with the No. 161 pick.
Watch: Jim Harbaugh recites lines from 'Gladiator'
Jim Harbaugh put his face through a Russell Crowe cutout and spouted lines from "Gladiator" while in Rome. Seriously.
Seven Big Ten'ers go in first round of NFL Draft
Three Ohio State defensive backs, two Michigan defenders and a pair of Wisconsin Badgers were the seven Big Ten players picked in the first round.
Underwood raves about new Illini signee Smith
Illinois head coach Brad Underwood raved about signee Mark Smith, who in his Thursday comments compared to former Illini great Deron Williams.
Purdue announces home-and-home with TCU
Purdue announced a home-and-home series with TCU, with the two games being played a full decade apart from one another.
Ohio State announces future schedule shakeups
Ohio State announced a slew of shakeups to its future football schedules, including a game vs. TCU at Cowboys Stadium and a home-and-home with Washington.
Mark Smith commits to Illini
Mark Smith, Illinois' Mr. Basketball, announced that he'll play college basketball for Brad Underwood and the Illini.
Transfer A.J. Turner coming to Northwestern
Boston College transfer forward A.J. Turner announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will be joining the Northwestern basketball program.
Mark Smith picks Illini
Mark Smith, Illinois' Mr. Basketball, announced that he'll play his college basketball for Brad Underwood and the Illini.
Charlie Moore picks Kansas, not Illini
Illinois was reportedly in the mix for Cal transfer and Chicago native Charlie Moore, but the Morgan Park product picked Kansas.
Rutgers adds transfer quarterback Kyle Bolin
Louisville graduate transfer Kyle Bolin announced on Twitter that he'll be spending his final season of NCAA eligibility at Rutgers.
Harbaugh gives Pope Francis some Jordans
Jim Harbaugh met Pope Francis in Rome, and the Michigan head coach presented His Holiness with a new pair of Air Jordans.
Collins: 'There's no reason for me to look elsewhere'
Chris Collins agreed to a near decade-long extension at Northwestern, making a strong statement that he's already found his dream job.
NU gives Fitz 'a commitment to a championship'
After receiving a decade-long contract extension, Pat Fitzgerald recognized that his university's commitment means taking his program to the next level.
Phillips: 'Football, basketball programs in excellent hands'
Northwestern athletics director Jim Phillips talks about new contract extensions for football coach Pat Fitzgerald and men's basketball coach Chris Collins on Tuesday.
Collins: 'I want to be at Northwestern, that's my home'
Northwestern head men's basketball coach Chris Collins talks about receiving a lengthy contract extension on Tuesday.
Pat Fitzgerald: 'This is a commitment to a championship'
Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald talks about receiving a lengthy contract extension on Tuesday.
Extensions signal best still to come for Cats
Contract extensions for Chris Collins and Pat Fitzgerald are a reward but also a sign that the best is yet to come for Northwestern.
STL: Extensions coming for Pat Fitzgerald and Chris Collins
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses reported contract extensions for Pat Fitzgerald and Chris Collins.
Reports: Contract extensions for Collins, Fitzgerald
Per ESPN, Chris Collins and Pat Fitzgerald have agreed with Northwestern on contract extensions that could keep them in Evanston for a long time.
Michigan State dismisses Auston Robertson
Mark Dantonio announced the dismissal of defensive lineman Auston Robertson after Robertson was charged with sexual misconduct.
Speight still tops Michigan's quarterback depth chart
Wilton Speight is still on top of Michigan's quarterback depth chart, despite the fact that the incumbent starter had an ugly performance in the Wolverines' spring game.
Rutgers quarterback Zach Allen has torn ACL
Rutgers' quarterback depth chart took another hit Thursday, as Chris Ash announced Zach Allen suffered a torn ACL.
Illini reportedly in the mix for two high-profile transfers
The Illini are reportedly in the mix for a pair of high-profile transfers: Cal point guard Charlie Moore and Kansas big man Carlton Bragg Jr.
New IU policy bans athletes with sexual violence histories
Prospective student-athletes with histories of domestic or sexual violence will no longer be allowed to be a member of any athletics program at Indiana University.
Harbaugh pens Time 100 blurb for Colin Kaepernick
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh wrote the glowing blurb about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for Time's list of the 100 most influential people.
Riley declares Lee is Huskers' top quarterback
Though Nebraska's quarterback competition isn't over yet, Mike Riley tweeted Wednesday that Tanner Lee is the Huskers' top QB heading into the summer.
United Center to host 2022 NCAA tournament regional
The United Center will play host to the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional during the 2022 edition of the event, the NCAA announced Tuesday.
Miles Bridges makes return to Michigan State official
Miles Bridges announced his return to Michigan State for his sophomore year, making the Spartans national-championship contenders.
Bridges reportedly leaning toward return to Spartans
Miles Bridges is reportedly leaning toward returning to Michigan State, which would make the Spartans instant national-title contenders.
Underwood announces Coleman as Illini assistant
Brad Underwood finished assembling his coaching staff Wednesday, adding a Chicago presence to the Illinois bench in Ron "Chin" Coleman.
Four Hoosiers declare for NBA Draft
Indiana announced Tuesday that James Blackmon Jr., Robert Johnson, Thomas Bryant and OG Anunoby have all declared for the NBA Draft.
Javon Pickett asks out of Letter of Intent
Illinois lost another member of its blockbuster recruiting class, as Javon Pickett followed Jeremiah Tilmon in asking out of his Letter of Intent.
Vincent Edwards to test NBA Draft waters
Just like teammates Caleb Swanigan, Purdue guard Vincent Edwards will test the NBA Draft waters while keeping a potential return to school on the table.
John Groce officially the new head coach at Akron
Former Illini head coach John Groce was officially announced as the new head coach at Akron on Wednesday.
Report: Former Kentucky assistant to join Illini staff
Multiple reports Wednesday indicated that former South Florida head coach and former John Calipari assistant Orlando Antigua will join Underwood's staff as an assistant coach with the Illini.
Illini recruit Jeremiah Tilmon requests release from NLI
Five-star Illinois recruit Jeremiah Tilmon announced he's requested a release from his Letter of Intent in wake of the school's coaching change.
Caleb Swanigan to test NBA Draft waters
Big Ten Player of the Year Caleb Swanigan declared for the NBA Draft, but there's still a possibility he'll return to Purdue next season.
Podcast: Wrapping up the Big Ten basketball season
In the latest episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco put a bow on the 2016-17 Big Ten basketball season.
Report: John Groce to coach at Akron
Former Illinois head coach John Groce, who was fired last month, is reportedly close to taking over the head-coaching job at Akron.
Rutgers wideout Ahmir Mitchell tears ACL
Rutgers wideout Ahmir Mitchell, a Michigan transfer, tore his ACL during spring practice, the team announced Tuesday.
Cats' Friday-night games are no more
The Big Ten's 2017 football schedule has two Northwestern games announced for Friday nights now set for the more traditional Saturday.
Melo Trimble leaving Maryland for NBA Draft
Melo Trimble will forgo his senior season at Maryland and enter the NBA Draft after a terrific three-year collegiate career in College Park.
Ed Morrow Jr. transferring away from Nebraska
Nebraska announced Wednesday night that big man Ed Morrow Jr. is transferring away from the program, a huge loss for Tim Miles and the Huskers.
Welcome to Indiana, land of expectations
Archie Miller seems like a terrific hire at Indiana. But will he be able to meet the fan base's sky-high expectations his predecessors could not?
In the Loop: Gill talks Illini with Whitman, Underwood
Legendary Illinois basketball player Kendall Gill sat down with Josh Whitman and Brad Underwood to talk the future for the Illini.
Painter discusses loss to Kansas in Sweet 16
Purdue head coach Matt Painter breaks down what went wrong in the Boilermakers' blowout loss to the Sweet 16.
Purdue bounced from NCAA tournament
Kansas routed Purdue in much the same way it did Michigan State last weekend, crushing the Boilers by 32 points in the Sweet Sixteen.
Beilein: 'Really proud' of Michigan team
Jon Beilein speaks with the media following Michigan's loss to Oregon in the Sweet 16.
Michigan's magical March ends in Sweet Sixteen
Michigan's sensational March run came to a close Thursday, the Wolverines edged by a point in a Sweet Sixteen loss to the Oregon Ducks.
How many Big Ten teams will make Elite Eight?
Purdue, Michigan and Wisconsin all continue dancing in the Sweet Sixteen this week. Here's a look at who will advance to the Elite Eight.
Illini season ends in NIT loss to Central Florida
Illinois' 2016-17 campaign came to an end Wednesday night with a 68-58 loss to Central Florida in the NIT quarterfinals.
Podcast: Underwood arrives as Illini head coach
Interviews with Brad Underwood, Josh Whitman and Kendall Gill about the dawn of a new era of Illini basketball on the latest Big Ten Talk Podcast.
Underwood: 'This is an elite job with an elite history'
New Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood talks about the future of the Illini after being hired as coach.
Whitman: 'We have unlimited potential' at Illinois Big Ten Writer Vinnie Duber talks with Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman about the hiring of new basketball coach Brad Underwood.
Talking with new Illini basketball coach Brad Underwood
New Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood and Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman stop by SportsTalk Live to discuss a new era of Illini basketball.
STL Podcast: Underwood, Whitman discuss Illini's future
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the death of Jerry Krause and new Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood and athletic director Josh Whitman talk Illini hoops.
Five takeaways from Underwood's introduction
Here are five of the biggest takeaways from Monday's introduction of Brad Underwood as Illinois' new head men's basketball coach.
Illini coach Brad Underwood goes 1-on-1 with Kelly Crull
New Illini coach Brad Underwood goes 1-on-1 with CSN's Kelly Crull to talk about the quick process of getting hired, and his high goals for the program.
SportsTalk Live: Collins reacts to Northwestern's season
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins joins SportsTalk Live to talk about the Wildcats' remarkable season.
SportsTalk Live: Illini introduce Brad Underwood as coach
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about the Illini's hiring of Brad Underwood as coach.
STL: Would Northwestern have won if goaltending was called?
Would Northwestern have won if goaltending was called? The SportsTalk Live panel debates.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Chris Collins joins show to reflect on Northwestern's season
Northwestern head basketball coach Chris Collins joins SportsTalk Live to reflect on Northwestern's magical season, and what lies ahead for the Wildcats.
Brad Underwood introduced as Illinois men's basketball coach
Hear from Brad Underwood as he's introduced as Illinois' men's basketball coach on Monday afternoon.
Brad Underwood dreaming big as new Illini coach
New Illinois head basketball coach Brad Underwood was introduced Monday and explained his hopes and thoughts for the program moving forward.
Big Ten riding high with three in Sweet Sixteen
It might've looked like a mediocre year in the Big Ten, but with the national championship just two weeks away, is any conference in a better spot?
Kansas too much as Michigan State bounced from tourney
Michigan State got as close as a point in the second half, but top-seeded Kansas blew past the Spartans from there as Tom Izzo's team was ousted from the NCAA tournament.
Lumpkin: 'It's been an amazing ride'
Northwestern players reflect on the team's historic season, and the direction the program is going in.
Underwood gives Illini basketball a new identity
Just like he did when he hired Lovie Smith to helm the football program, Josh Whitman gave Illinois basketball a brand new identity by hiring Brad Underwood.
Watch: Beilein uses super soaker in celebration
Michigan head coach John Beilein entered the locker room for the postgame celebration armed with a super soaker.
Michigan stays hot, advances to Sweet Sixteen
Michigan won its seventh straight game, taking down second-seeded Louisville in the NCAA tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
Painter discusses Sweet 16 berth after win over Iowa State
Purdue coach Matt Painter discusses his team's win over Iowa State on Saturday night.
Cats see dream season as building block
In the wake of its NCAA tournament exit, Northwestern was already getting questions about how good next season could be.
Lumpkin reflects on Cats' incredible journey
Sanjay Lumpkin played his final college game Saturday, but the senior was all smiles in talking about Northwestern's rise to relevancy.
Lindsey on comeback: 'We're not quitters'
Northwestern basketball wing Scottie Lindsey talks about the team's resilience.
Northwestern players reflect on successful season
Northwestern players talk about what they'll remember most from a historic season.
Fast Break Morning Update: Northwestern's magical season ends
In today's edition of the Fast Break Morning Update, Northwestern's magical season came to an end while the Blackhawks beat the Maple Leafs in overtime.
Purdue beats Iowa State to move to Sweet Sixteen
Purdue is heading to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2010 after beating Iowa State in a nail-biting finish.
Cats proved they can run with the big dogs
Even though Northwestern lost in the NCAA tournament, a second-half surge proved it's a relevant program that can hang with the best.
Late sequence proved costly for Cats
Northwestern was within five points of top-seeded Gonzaga, but a missed goaltend and a technical foul on Chris Collins turned the game late.
Vic Law: 'We came out kinda dead'
Vic Law and Bryant McIntosh discuss Northwestern's early struggles and wild comeback after their loss to Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament.
Collins: 'We'll be a different team next year'
Chris Collins discusses what he'll remember from a successful season and looks ahead to the future.
Collins has epic reaction to NCAA's missed call statement
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins was not pleased when he was read the NCAA's statement on a missed goaltending call in the second half.
Collins: 'The story of the game was the first half'
Chris Collins discusses Northwestern's close loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA admits refs screwed up in Northwestern loss
The NCAA released a statement following Northwestern's loss Saturday admitting that officials missed a late goaltend.
Cats' first-ever tourney trip ends in second-round loss
Northwestern's first-ever visit to the NCAA tournament came to an end Saturday in a second-round loss to Gonzaga in Salt Lake City.
Hayes: 'They can't calculate heart'
Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes talks about how seeding doesn't matter.
Gard on upset: 'Seeds don't matter'
Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard discusses his team's huge upset over defending champion Villanova.
Wisconsin upsets No. 1 overall seed Villanova
The Badgers advanced to their fourth straight Sweet Sixteen with a gargantuan upset of the defending national champions on Saturday afternoon.
Illini hire Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood
Illinois' coaching search wrapped up in a week, the Fighting Illini making Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood the team's newest head coach.
Big Ten NCAA tournament roundup: Friday
Two Big Ten teams were in NCAA tournament action on Friday. Here's a look at those games.
Collins: 'There's a confidence and a belief that we belong'
Northwestern players and coaches talk about their confidence heading into Saturday's date with the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Collins: It's important to get Vic Law established early
Chris Collins talks about Vic Law's play and how to get him easier shots.
Can Vic Law be Cats' biggest difference-maker?
After a quiet game against Vanderbilt, can Vic Law score in bunches against Gonzaga and help Northwestern advance to the Sweet Sixteen?
Cats fans have Zags expecting road atmosphere
With the large amount of Northwestern fans in Salt Lake City for the NCAA tournament, Gonzaga is expecting a road atmosphere for Saturday's game.
Greenstein: Northwestern has 'big hill to climb' vs. Gonzaga
The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein joined the SportsTalk Live panel to discuss Northwestern's upcoming game against Gonzaga.
Confident Cats say bring on Gonzaga
Northwestern has been a mighty confident group all season, and that's not changing, even with top-seeded Gonzaga up next in the NCAA tournament.
Big Ten NCAA tournament roundup: Thursday
Four other Big Ten teams not named Northwestern were in NCAA tournament action Thursday. Here's how they fared.
Turgeon: 'I thought the better team won'
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon talks about his team's loss to Xavier on Thursday in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament.
Gard: 'Really proud for how (our guys) battled'
Badgers head coach Greg Gard talks about Wisconsin's win over Virginia Tech on Thursday in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament.
Painter: 'This was a huge win for us'
Purdue head coach Matt Painter discusses his team's win over Vermont on Thursday in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament.
Fast Break Morning Update: Wildcats beat Dores to move on
In today's Fast Break Morning Update, Northwestern is moving on in the NCAA Tournament after their win over Vanderbilt.
Fast Break Morning Update: Northwestern advances with win over Vanderbilt
In today's Fast Break Morning Update, Northwestern is moving on in the NCAA Tournament after their win over Vanderbilt.
Collins on Northwestern's toughness and character
Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins talks about the team's mentality entering the tournament.
Bryant McIntosh has his own NCAA tournament moment
With NCAA tournament legend Bryce Drew on the sideline, Indiana native Bryant McIntosh had his own memorable tournament moment for Northwestern.
Dererk Pardon plays hero for Cats at free-throw line
Dererk Pardon hasn't been good from the free-throw line this season, but he hit six clutch foul shots down the stretch to help Northwestern advance.
SportsTalk Live: Can Northwestern beat Gonzaga?
The SportsTalk Live panel breaks down the Northwestern-Gonzaga game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Cats advance with help of late Vandy foul
One play rarely determines a game's outcome by itself, but Vanderbilt's last-second foul in Thursday's game sure benefited Northwestern.
Lumpkin, Taphorn talk about Northwestern's tourney win
Northwestern seniors Nathan Taphorn and Sanjay Lumpkin talk about the Wildcats' NCAA Tournament win against Vanderbilt.