The Fighting Illini Ticket Office Chose An Unfortunate Picture To Advertise The Penn State Game

Illinois's ticket office sent this email blast out to its fans early this morning—view the full email online here, while it lasts—as a Valentine's Day promotion. The team beat Purdue by 20 at home last night, and so it's trying to move tickets to its next home game, against the woeful Nittany Lions. That all makes… »2/14/13 10:55am

“You Realize A Lot Of Things [While In Jail]”: Josh Brent Before The Manslaughter Charge

Until today, when he was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter for an overnight accident that killed his friend and longtime teammate Jerry Brown, all outward appearances in the press were that Josh Brent was maturing into a solid NFL pro. That after jeopardizing his career with a misdemeanor DUI charge… »12/08/12 6:15pm

Bruce Pearl’s First Con, And The World That Created A Monster (Deadspin Classic)

Over the weekend, one long-running college basketball feud came to a quiet and friendly conclusion: Jimmy Collins, a former Illinois assistant, finally received an apology from Bruce Pearl, the disgraced former Tennessee coach. As an Iowa assistant in 1989, Pearl had accused Collins of offering money and a Chevy… »4/02/12 1:19pm

Fighting Illini Are Everywhere, Even In North Texas's Starting Lineup

None of these gentlemen are actually members of the North Texas Mean Green. They are, from left to right, current and former Illinois players Warren Carter, Jack Ingram, Rich McBride, Demetri McCamey, and Jamar Smith. We'd say it was a glitch or an honest mistake, but those five players have never been on a team… »3/09/11 10:15am