Openings set at Illinois trial in slaying of Chinese scholar

U.S. 06/11/19, 23:31

Opening statements are set for Wednesday in the death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting Chinese scholar, a case closely watched by Chinese students across the U.S.A federal judge ...

Mental health defense dropped in Chinese scholar case

Health 04/29/19, 11:32

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a visiting Chinese scholar say they are abandoning their mental health defense. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that Brendt Christensen's attorneys had been planning to argue that the 29-year-old suffered from ...

Illinois hands Nebraska its fifth straight loss 71-64

Basketball 02/02/19, 17:42

Pundits love to say defense wins basketball games, and Illinois coach Brad Underwood agreed wholeheartedly on Saturday as the Illini handed Nebraska its fifth straight defeat 71-64.Kipper Nichols scored 18 points and Ayo Dosunmu 13 for Illinois (7-15, 3-8 Big ...

Iowa hands Illinois worst loss in school history

Football 11/17/18, 19:39

Nate Stanley passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns while Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young added two rushing touchdowns each as Iowa rolled over Illinois 63-0 on Saturday.It tied the largest margin of defeat in Illinois history, matching a 63-0 ...

Corbin, Illinois roll over Minnesota 55-31

Football 11/03/18, 20:10

Reggie Corbin rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns — both coming on runs of more than 70 yards — as Illinois defeated Minnesota 55-31 on Saturday.Corbin became the first Illini player to rush for two 70-yard-plus touchdowns in a ...

Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson resigns

Football 10/29/18, 13:24

Illinois defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson has resigned, citing personal health-related reasons.Coach Lovie Smith said Monday that Nickerson told him it was in the program's "best interest" to leave the staff. The former NFL linebacker had been defensive coordinator and linebackers ...

Purdue rolls over Illinois 46-7

Football 10/13/18, 19:43

Purdue rolled over Illinois 46-7 on Saturday, dampening the Illini homecoming festivities and dimming their postseason hopes.Illinois (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) arguably played its worst game of the year. Purdue (3-3, 2-1) scored 46 unanswered points after the first series. ...

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