| Feb 10, 2013
| 7:05 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Illinois' recent about-face can be partly traced to the mouth of D.J. Richardson.
The senior guard ditched his mouth guard a few games ago, hoping to better communicate with his teammates.
No one is mistaking his message now.
| Jan 27, 2013
| 8:26 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Michigan did nothing out of the ordinary.
Which by Michigan's standards is extraordinary.
Illinois fell victim to the second-ranked Wolverines' precision offense in a 74-60 loss Sunday at a sold-out Assembly Hall that hosted a revved-...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:18 PM
MADISON, Wis. — It will take a studious examination of the game film against Wisconsin to locate even two Illinois players who competed with the fierceness coach John Groce demands, he said.
After praising seldom used reserve Mike Shaw's effort,...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Illinois guard D.J. Richardson has not forgotten the way Missouri players ran down the court and celebrated last season.
"Some of their players (acted) like they won the national championship after they won," Richardson said. "Running around the gym,...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Good is not great enough.
Just ask Bruce Weber.
Weber couldn't sustain greatness at Illinois. He reached it, lost it, tried for it, prayed for it, approached it but couldn't sustain it. Something always was missing. So athletic director Mike Thomas,...