The NFL Players Association will warn free agents not to sign with the Bears if the Illinois State Senate passes a new bill designed to cut off opportunities for workers’ compensation disability benefits to professional athletes at age 35, rather than the current mark of age 67.
A former lineman for the Chicago Bears who became a prison guard is facing nine felony charges in Kane County, Illinois for his role in a scheme to encourage violence amongst inmates at a juvenile correctional facility as a method of self-policing.
Illinois basketball’s bad season ended yesterday with a blowout loss to Purdue in the Big Ten tournament. Shortly after the team returned to Champaign from Indianapolis, junior point guard Jaylon Tate was arrested for domestic battery and to the Champaign County Jail. Per court records, he was booked at around 6:15…
Prepare for the fourth of the approximately one million buzzer-beaters that will happen this weekend.
Remember back in late November, when the Illinois Fighting Illini had just lost to Northwestern to wrap up a 5-7 season, and the school announced it had signed interim coach Bill Cubit to a two-year, $2.4 million deal? At that time—right after they’d hired him!—interim AD Paul Kowalczyk told reporters that hiring Cubit
Sophomore Illinois forward Leron Black was arrested late Thursday night in Urbana after he threatened a bouncer at Canopy Club during a Lil Durk show. Witnesses and police report that Black, 20, pulled a knife and was threatening club security personnel with it after they moved to eject Black and his friends. He was…
Illinois became the eighth state to prohibit daily fantasy behemoths DraftKings and FanDuel from operating in their state, as attorney general Lisa Madigan declared that daily fantasy constitutes gambling under state law. Madigan based her interpretation on the following sections of the Illinois Criminal Code, which…
Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman took the podium at Big 10 media days today, and the beginning of his speech was amazing. It was like watching one of Bill Brasky’s friends try to explain a complicated math problem.
Seven former Illinois women’s basketball players are suing the university, claiming that head coach Matt Bollant and former assistant coach Mike Divilbiss violated Title VI by creating a racially hostile environment.
Things have somehow gotten worse for the Illinois student section. Things are so bad we've been forced to make an uber superlative. You know what, though? Good for those dozen(s?) or so who did show up. Scrappers 'til the end.
So much sadness for the Illini faithful these days. The latest insult came today as Illinois hosted Ohio State and it...it did not go well. The Buckeyes rolled 60-35 and the student section was so barren it couldn't even spell shit out with signs.
One late-night pizza place on an Illinois college campus has engineered a creative way for girls to pay for pizza slices in lieu of cash. Wait, did I say "creative"? I meant "fucking creepy."
If the federal case against him is accurate, Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking a fall in part because of his covetousness for a "football signed by American Presidents" valued at $5,000. The former U.S. Congressman from Illinois and a conspirator are accused of fraudulently raising campaign funds and using the money "for…
The women's lacrosse team from Northwestern University out-lacrossed the women's lacrosse team from Syracuse University on Sunday to win the program's seventh national title in eight years, a laudable feat of consistent ass-kicking that becomes all the more impressive when you consider the key word "Northwestern."…
Although we have better resources for providing high quality video from sporting even broadcasts, we figured we'd share this with you. That's because the Zapruder to this head shot was (apparently) Drew Bledsoe.
As part of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, players from Illinois spent two and half hours feeding the homeless at St. Anthony's Dining Room in San Francisco. They also spent at least two minutes and eleven seconds breaking it down with this wheelchair-bound gentleman. Look at that guy go!