Big Ten Basketball

The Savior of the Spartans: Michigan State will live or die by Branden Dawson
  • October 22nd, 2014
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Branden Dawson’s junior season didn’t exactly go as planned. Last season, Michigan State got off to an 18-1 start led by the experienced core of Keith Appling, Adreian Payne and Dawson. With the Spa ...
Branden Dawson’s junior season didn’t exactly ...
Follow @ChiCitySports23 for BIG Media Day updates
  • October 16th, 2014
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College basketball is almost upon us. That means it’s time for Media Day. Today is Big Ten Media Day and ChiCitySports is here for the coverage. Follow CCS all day and all week as we cover everything ...
College basketball is almost upon us. That means i ...
5-star Power Forward Leron Black Commits to Illinois
  • September 1st, 2013
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John Groce has secured his highest rated commitment since he became the Illini head coach. Leron Black, a 5-star power forward from Memphis, Tennessee, joins Michael Finke as the second member of the 20 ...
John Groce has secured his highest rated commitmen ...
Even in Defeat, the Illini Season Was Anything But a Failure
  • April 3rd, 2013
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“When you pour your heart and your mind and your soul into something I know it stings. If it doesn’t then something would be wrong.” A choked up John Groce said these words to a visibl ...
“When you pour your heart and your mind and ...
Controversial Call Seals Illini’s Fate in Loss to Miami
  • March 25th, 2013
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In a day full of several controversial calls across the NCAA Tournament, the contest pitting No. 7 Illinois against No. 2 Miami wasn’t an exception. After Shane Larkin made a go-ahead three pointer fo ...
In a day full of several controversial calls acros ...
Illinois Strives for Consistency Facing Off Against Colorado
  • March 22nd, 2013
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The No. 7 seed Fighting Illini will take on the No. 10 Colorado Buffaloes in a match-up of two enigmas. Both teams have fought through slumps to reach the NCAA tournament. Now that they’re here, they ...
The No. 7 seed Fighting Illini will take on the No ...
No. 7 Illinois Relinquishes 16 Point Halftime Lead But Holds on to Beat No. 10 Colorado 57-49
  • March 22nd, 2013
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Despite suffering a 22-2 run and squandering a 16 point halftime lead, the No. 7 Fighting Illini held on for a 57-49 win over the Colorado Buffaloes. Live by the three and die by the three has been the ...
Despite suffering a 22-2 run and squandering a 16 ...
Illinois Looks to Lock Up an NCAA Tourney Bid as They Take on Minnesota at the United Center
  • March 13th, 2013
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The Big Ten regular season is officially in the books and man, it didn’t disappoint. The conference has six ranked teams and there is a general consensus that the Big Ten conference stands as the best ...
The Big Ten regular season is officially in the bo ...
Illinois Embraces Defensive Culture as They Look to Avenge Michigan Loss
  • February 23rd, 2013
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The next stop on the Fighting Illini’s revenge rampage is in Ann Arbor this Sunday. Illinois has knocked off five straight opponents, including a streak of beating three straight teams they’ve lost ...
The next stop on the Fighting Illini’s revenge r ...
Brandon Paul Scores His 1,500th Career Point as Illinois Holds off Penn State
  • February 22nd, 2013
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The last time the Penn State Nittany Lions came to Assembly Hall to face the Illini in 2011, just under 3,500 fans were in attendance as Champaign faced one of its worst winter storms in recent years. I ...
The last time the Penn State Nittany Lions came to ...