Smith's Illinois Contract Could Pay Him Up To $29 MillionUniversity of Illinois trustees have approved a contract that could pay new football coach Lovie Smith as much as $29 million over six years.
Illinois Hires Lovie Smith As Head CoachThe University of Illinois says former NFL coach Lovie Smith will be named the next football coach at the University of Illinois.
Ferrell Scores 27, Leads No. 18 Indiana Past Illinois 74-47For 20-plus minutes Thursday night, No. 18 Indiana was in a tough game at Illinois.
No. 5 Michigan State Routs Illinois 79-54 Without Valentine"I didn't think Bryn had his best game," Izzo lamented. "He has been playing a lot better defensively."
Illinois Guard Lewis Back For Michigan State GameAn Illinois team hit hard by injuries and illness will get guard Khalid Lewis back in time for Thursday's game at No. 5 Michigan State.
LeVert, Donnal Lead Michigan To 78-68 Win Over IllinoisMichigan beat Illinois 78-68 Wednesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Missing Illinois Man's Truck Found In Northern MichiganThe truck belonging to a missing Illinois man who has last seen leaving a motel in Wisconsin has been found in northern Michigan.
Illinois Fires Coach Tim Beckman 1 Week Before Season OpenerIllinois has fired football coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season, citing preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior.
A History Lover's Travel Guide To ChicagoThe Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.
Vanderbilt Gets By Illinois, 4-2, To Take Super RegionalThe shortstop and his teammates celebrated on the field with Detroit Tiger and former Commodore David Price, who used an off day to catch the game.
Michigan Beats Illinois 73-55 In Second Round Of Big TenAubrey Dawkins scored 18 points and Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.
Michigan State, Trice Withstand Illinois Charge, 60-53Sunday night in Champaign, the Spartans (19-8, 10-4) got even, hitting 17 of 20 from the line on the way to a 60-53 win.

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