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WSU opens NCAAs with Illinois in Pullman

PULLMAN – There was never a doubt that the Washington State women’s soccer team would play in the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship. While selection shows can be stressful …


WSU to host Illinois in NCAA soccer

WSU (14-3-3, 7-3-1 Pac-12) will play host to Illinois (10-8-2, 5-5-1 Big Ten) on Saturday in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament, the Cougars’ first tournament game at home since 2000.


Illinois enacts nation’s final concealed-gun law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Tuesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal …


Illinois guard scores 35 to hand Gonzaga 1st loss

No. 3 and the 3s were too much for Gonzaga to handle. Senior guard Brandon Paul hit five of Illinois’ 11 3-pointers and scored 35 points to lead the 13th-ranked …


Battle of unbeatens at Kennel

First things first. Gonzaga is 9-0 for the first time as a Division I men’s basketball program. GU won its first road game of the season Wednesday, edging Washington State …


Prison job, tedium await Blagojevich

Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his home early today for a trip that will end at a federal prison in Colorado, the latest chapter in a stunning downfall of …


Big second half propels Illini to win over Bruins

SAN FRANCISCO – Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois’ first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 7, 2011

Blagojevich gets 14 years in prison for corruption

Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor whose three-year battle against criminal charges became a national spectacle, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today, one of the stiffest penalties imposed …


Rod Blagojevich sentencing hearing begins

Two trials and almost exactly three years after being arrested, Illinois’ ousted governor Rod Blagojevich soon will learn his punishment for corruption convictions that include trying to sell or trade …


Something has to give for Bulldogs, Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – As of Friday, there were 21 undefeated NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs. That list will lose one member when Gonzaga and Illinois collide today at Assembly …


Zags at Illini: Battle of unbeatens

As of Friday, there are 21 undefeated NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs. That list will lose one member when Gonzaga and Illinois collide Saturday at Assembly Hall.


Illinois gives Zags repeat lesson on 3-pointers

SEATTLE – It reminded Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber of a stretch against Michigan State during the 2004-05 season when the Fighting Illini scored on 12 straight possessions. It …


Battle victor will get résumé boost

SEATTLE – Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber was addressing the importance of today’s Battle in Seattle showdown against Gonzaga at KeyArena, but his thoughts also hold true from a …


Important game for Zags, Illini

Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber was addressing the importance of Saturday’s Battle in Seattle showdown against Gonzaga at KeyArena, but his thoughts also hold true from a Bulldogs’ perspective.


Illinois runs in right direction all day in win

CHICAGO – Illinois fan Brian Lee bought Northwestern season tickets this year just so he’d have access to the historic game at Wrigley Field, then shelled out $150 a piece …


There’s little rest for Zags

Steven Gray is young, enjoys basketball and he’s used to playing 30-plus minutes per game. When Gonzaga was in the midst of three games in three days in Maui in …


Court ruling curtails Blagojevich’s TV career

CHICAGO – A federal judge on Tuesday denied former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s bid to join a reality TV show in Costa Rica and told him it’s time he focus …


Embattled Blagojevich gets the boot

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The state senators stood one by one in a hushed chamber Thursday to call Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich a liar and a hypocrite who put his ego …


Blagojevich hits TV as trial begins

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment trial opened Monday with a vacant chair reserved for the governor, who boycotted the proceedings and spent the day on the TV talk-show …


Blagojevich trial will proceed without him

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – If there’s such a thing as a “normal” impeachment trial, the one that starts today in Illinois doesn’t qualify. The defendant, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, won’t participate. He’ll …


Republicans press for special election

Illinois Republicans have launched a political ad campaign demanding a special election to fill the Senate vacancy that Gov. Rod Blagojevich allegedly tried to sell, hoping to pick up a …


Illinois House takes step to oust Blagojevich

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois lawmakers took the first step Monday toward removing Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office by launching an impeachment probe, as the disgraced Democrat hired a bulldog defense …