Who wins Week 1 Big Ten football games? See the BTN.com panel's picks, plus Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen's, and vote for your 14 winners inside.
With the annual BTN summer bus tour complete and the season kicking off Thursday night, it's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preseason Big Ten Power Rankings. See the full list inside.
Six Big Ten teams in the preseason AVCA poll was great. Seven teams in the first regular-season poll is even greater. Yes, half of the Big Ten teams are represented in the latest AVCA poll, highlighted by No. 1 Penn State, released Monday. The reigning national champion Nittany Lions went 3-0 last week to remain atop the poll. The other Big Ten teams ranked include: No. 4 Nebraska, which received one first-place vote, No. 6 Illinois, No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan State, No. 22 Ohio State and No. 24 Purdue, which debuts in the poll after winning its first
If movies like “Revenge of the Nerds” are to be believed, one of the things that has long separated the brainy from the brawny is the latter’s participation in sports and other regular physical activity. While there may be some truth to that stereotype, professors at the University of Illinois recently found that 9- and 10-year-olds who have good cardiorespiratory health — usually the product of regular exercise — tend to have “thinner” grey matter in their brains than their less-fit counterparts. Thinning of the outermost layer of brain cells and blood vessels in the cerebrum is associated with better
This is the time of year when all things seem possible on college campuses. Visions of conference titles, bowls and playoff berths dance in the heads of giddy fans. But Illinois finds itself bidding goodbye to its head coach a week before kickoff.
One week before Illinois kicks off the 2015 season, it fired head coach Tim Beckman. Beckman spent three seasons in Champaign, compiling a 12-25 record. See how the Illini reacted to the news inside.
The Big Ten Network bus has screeched to a halt. The football tour is complete. Over, finished, gone, done, out. But, the memories from the 14-stop trip burn on forever.
Tim Beckman is out; Bill Cubit is in. Illinois AD Mike Thomas announced the dismissal of head coach Tim Beckman on Friday afternoon.
University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas dismissed head football coach Tim Beckman on Friday, citing preliminary results of an external review into allegations involving the program. The school will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET Friday to discuss the decision, and BTN/BTN2Go will air the full thing.
The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Illinois women. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten Women’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Maryland at Illinois Champaign, IL Sunday January 3, 2016 Illinois at Purdue West Lafayette, IN Thursday January 7, 2016 Minnesota at Illinois Champaign, IL Sunday January 10, 2016 Illinois at Nebraska Lincoln, NE Wednesday January 13, 2016 Illinois at Rutgers Piscataway, NJ Sunday January 17, 2016 Wisconsin at Illinois Champaign, IL Wednesday