Thomas Bruch

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2013-2014 Season in Review: Nnanna's Defense


Believe what you will about his game, but Nnanna has defensive chops like few else.

2013-14 Season in Review: The Sit-Out Year Bunch


Part 1 of our year-end series. Here, we examine the three transfers.

The Ohio Vacancy and Dustin Ford


The top Illinois assistant could be in the running for head coaching position at his alma mater, Ohio University. Or maybe not.

Illinois 66, Boston 62: Slow-Cooked Roadkill


It was looking pretty bleak there in the first half. Then Rayvonte Rice feasted on some Terrier to move Illinois into the NIT second round.

Illinois 64, Indiana 54: Survive and Advance


The Illini strangled the Hoosiers on defense in a 64-54 victory and advance to the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

3Key & the Winding Season - How Did We Get Here?


You never think the losing streaks will end. You never believe you'll embrace the transfers. Then, suddenly, Illinois wins and Jon Ekey is Illini, through and through. How did we get here?

Illinois vs. Michigan Preview: Offense vs. Defense


Michigan's three-headed monster on offense is not something you want to deal with. Plus, a short note for senior Jon Ekey.

Watching Wichita, Remembering Illini Perfection


On Tuesday, I watched Wichita State move to 30-0 and one-up the 2005 Fighting Illini. I remembered the magic of perfection.

Illinois vs. Minnesota Preview: We Have A History


These two teams, improbably, have some compelling recent history.

Illini Bball Roundup: Krush, CPL, D.J.'s Return


All hoops, all the time, even when it hurts.

Illinois vs. Nebraska Preview: The Petteway Show


Makin' money the fly way, Petteway is.

Illinois vs. Wisconsin Preview: Badgers In A Rut


The Badgers have almost been as bad as the Illini since their last meeting.

Illinois vs. Iowa Preview: A Tale of Two Offenses


Get used to the idea of a seven-game losing streak, Illinois.

Bruce Weber & the Non-Recruitment of Rayvonte Rice

Bruce Weber's name gets thrown under the bus at every turn. This season, the scorn stems from the non-recruitment of Rayvonte Rice. Is it deserved?

Illinois vs. Indiana Preview: This Could Be Worse


We could be Indiana instead of our lovable Illini

Illinois vs. Ohio State Preview: Who Will Score?


We've finally met our match in the offensively punchless Buckeyes. But can we score enough to keep it close?

Illinois vs. Michigan St. Preview: We Have a Shot


Michigan State is outstanding, but hobbled. Remind anyone of 2010?

Illinois vs. Purdue Preview: We Want Rayvonte


Purdue would normally be a favorable match-up, but we've got an injury problem.

Northwestern Preview: Let's Not Mess This Up


These Purple Kittens are bad at basketball.

Mike Thomas up for extension


The Illinois athletic director's contract will be discussed by the University trustees Thursday.

Illinois-Wisconsin Preview: Lessssgoooooooo


Wisconsin is better, but Illinois' got heart. Can they go to the Kohl Center and take one?

Aaron Jordan Commits To Illinois


Four-star, class of 2015 guard from Plainfield, IL verbally committed to John Groce and the University of Illinois following today's game against Penn St.

Preview: These Candy Stripes can run.


These Candy Stripes can run.

Illinois-UIC Preview


What to watch for in Saturday's United Center matchup with UIC.

Missouri-Illinois Preview

Everything you need to know about the enemy in St. Louis

Introducing Our Newest Writer


Thomas Bruch is as Illini as anyone, which means he's sad and full of pain.

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