llinois rolls over Northwestern, keeps bowl hopes alive

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Peters threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and Illinois rolled over Big Ten rival Northwestern  47-14. With the resounding win to end the regular season, Illinois hopes to secure its second bowl bid in five years. Illinois dominated the Wildcats from the beginning and scored more points in the […]

Cockburn’s career night lifts No. 14 Illinois to 94-85 win

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored a career-high 38 points to lead No. 14 Illinois to a hard-fought 94-85 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday night. Illinois started slowly, trailing the Vaqueros by as many as 12 points in the first half. Timely buckets from Cockburn and Alfonso Plummer helped the Illini […]