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No. 6 Wisconsin hits the road against underdog Illinois

Oct. 18, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 6 Wisconsin will find itself in strange surroundings Saturday — somewhere other than Camp Randall Stadium. After five straight home games, the Badgers will hit the road for the first time since the season opener when they visit Illinois on Saturday. The road game against...

No. 16 Michigan needs late surge to beat Illinois 42-25

Oct. 12, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A four-touchdown lead had been whittled to three and No. 16 Michigan needed a response to Illinois' 25 straight points. Shea Patterson and the Wolverines put together a long touchdown drive and the Michigan defense forced two turnovers in a late surge to hold off Illinois 42-25 on...

No. 16 Michigan needs late surge to beat Illinois 42-25

Oct. 12, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Hassan Haskins ran for 125 yards and a touchdown, Zach Charbonnet had 116 yards rushing, and No. 16 Michigan needed a late surge to put away Illinois 42-25 on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten) built a 28-0 lead by halftime, but turnovers and ineffective offense helped the...

No. 16 Michigan needs late surge to hold off Illinois 42-25

Oct. 12, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Hassan Haskins ran for 125 yards and a touchdown, Zach Charbonnet added 116 yards rushing, and No. 16 Michigan needed a late surge to put away Illinois 42-25 on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten) built a 28-0 lead by halftime, but turnovers and ineffective offense helped the...

Human remains found in vacant eastern Illinois house

Oct. 11, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Illinois are investigating the discovery of human remains in an abandoned, burned house. Danville police Sgt. Eric Olson announced Friday morning that shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched on a call of possible human skeletal remains found in the...

University of Illinois officials addressing anti-Semitism

Oct. 10, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials say they are investigating anti-Semitic incidents at the Urbana-Champaign campus, including the painting Monday of a swastika in the school's Foreign Languages Building. In an email to students, faculty and staff, Chancellor Robert Jones on Wednesday...

Illini Union director allegedly fired gun in front of woman

Oct. 10, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The director of the University of Illinois' student life center faces a felony charge for allegedly firing a gun in front of a woman inside his Champaign home. Fifty-five-year-old Jamie Singson was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly firing a handgun Tuesday in frustration...

University of Illinois announces new technology center

Oct. 5, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois' engineering college and a company led by a graduate of the school are partnering on a technology center. The $100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments will develop technology for use in transportation, manufacturing, medicine...

UI: Freshmen enrollment from China holds steady

Sep. 24, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials say the number of freshmen students from China remained flat this year. Admissions Director Andrew Borst told The News-Gazette in Champaign that freshmen from China enrolled at Illinois totals 569, five more than in fall 2018. Borst says because many...

Nebraska slips past Illinois 42-38 in conference opener

Sep. 22, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez took the blame for his team's poor first half performance against Illinois on Saturday night. "I didn't play as well tonight as I should have," he said. "I'll take the blame for that." He was serious, too. In reality, Martinez passed for 327 yards...