CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) has his hands full trying to coax his team into the NCAA Tournament over the next couple of weeks. But his priorities could change in the next few days.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has offered students more than 4,000 free tickets for its final home game Wednesday against Nebraska.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas baseball team scored in four of the first five innings on the way to a 7-0 win over Eastern Illinois and a sweep of the three-game series in Fayetteville.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Armstead scored 17 points, including four of five from 3-point range, to help lead Northern Illinois past Western Michigan 65-63 on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Harris, who scored 23 points, drained a 3-pointer with 1:13 to play, bringing sixth-seeded Illinois-Chicago all the way back from a 19-point halftime deficit to defeat No. 7 seed Wright State 60-57 on Tuesday night.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Tre Demps hit tying 3-pointers at the end of regulation and the first OT, Alex Olah scored 25 and Northwestern beat Michigan 82-78 in double overtime Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic scored 23 points to lead the short-handed Chicago Bulls to a 97-92 win Tuesday over the Washington Wizards.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs officials plan to ask the city for permission to work around the clock to speed up Wrigley Field renovations.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Lester is slated to make his first start for the Chicago Cubs on opening night, April 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
ST. LOUIS (AP) –The St. Louis Blues made their third move on the trade deadline, acquiring forward Olli Jokinen from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Joakim Lindstrom and a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2016.