Illinois Fires Football Coach Lovie Smith

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman announced Sunday that he has fired football coach Lovie Smith, a day after the Illini lost decisively to in-state rival Northwestern. Hear athletic director Josh Whitman’s Sunday afternoon news conference here. Smith compiled a 17-39 overall record in five seasons at the helm of the Illini […]

Missouri Tops Illini In Annual Braggin’ Rights Game 81-78

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team suffered its third-straight loss in the annual Braggin’ Rights game, this time on Missouri’s home court in Columbia. The score was 81-78. Ayo Dosunmu scored a career-high 36 points, but was unable to convert a running three-pointer in the closing seconds. He said he made a […]