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Sports Hub: Bob Nightengale, Tom Dienhart, and Brian Barnhart

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale joined Scott Warmann and Mike Claiborne to talk about the passing of MLBPA icon Marvin Miller and the Winter Meeting coming up this weekend in Nashville. Scott and Mike were joined […]

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–11/27/2012

Brandon Paul #3 of the Illinois Fighting Illini puts up a shot againstRobert Sacre #00 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Assembly Hall on December 3, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois defeated Gonzaga 82-75. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Routs USC 94-64 at Maui Invitational

Brandon Paul scored 26 points and Illinois used a hot first half to ride to an easy 94-64 win over USC Monday night at the Maui Invitational.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–11/20/2012

Scott Langley of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The Sports Hub: Tom Dienhart & Scott Langley

Former Illini NCAA Champion Scott Langley made his return to the U.S. Open this week.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–06/14/2012

Detroit Lions Training Camp

NFL Suspends Lions RB Leshoure for 2 Games

Detroit drafted the former Illinois standout in the second round last year and he missed his rookie season because he tore his left Achilles tendon in training camp.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–06/13/2012

St. Louis Billikens guard Jamall Walker dribbling down the court as Cincinnati guard Charles Williams guards him during a Conference USA game on January 5, 1997 in St. Louis. Cincinnati won the game 64-52. (Photo by Darren Whitley/Sporting News via Getty Images)

Groce Adds Assistants Including Former Billiken

Jamall Walker has also coached at Arizona, Murray State and St. Louis and played guard for St. Louis in the late 1990s.


Head coach John Groce of the Ohio Bobcats reacts as he coaches in the first hlaf against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional Semifinal at Edward Jones Dome on March 23, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Report: Illinois to Hire Ohio Coach John Groce

Groce has been at Ohio since 2008, leading the Bobcats of the Mid-American Conference to the NCAA tournament twice, including a run to the round of 16 this year.


Meyers Leonard #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrates late in the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall on January 10, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. The Illini defeated the Buckeyes 79-74. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illinois Ends 6-game Skid with 65-54 Win over Iowa

Meyers Leonard had 22 points and 14 rebounds off the bench as Illinois defeated Iowa 65-54 on Sunday night to end a six-game losing streak.


Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Bruce Weber yells to his team during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois defeated Michigan State 42-41. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Weber Apologizes After Post Game Comments

Weber said he is disappointed in himself for criticizing both himself for not building a culture of toughness at Illinois and his players after the 67-62 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers.


Fighting Illini

Energy Firm Pays Quarter Million to Use University Name

The Texas-based energy company plans to sell electricity in Illinois under the brand name Fighting Illini Energy.


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Illini Take Their Struggles Out on Penn State

Penn State and Illinois played their men’s basketball game Tuesday night, even though a massive snowstorm covered the region with ice and snow.



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