Christian Thomas and Milton Doyle each scored 21 points as Loyola beat McKendree, 78-68, on Monday evening. Meanwhile, UIC defeated Western Illinois, 67-64.
It wasn't the ideal start for DePaul but they'll take the win of the UIC Flames to kick off their 2014 season.
It's not common for former commitments to ultimately sign with their old school, but both Illinois and DePaul were able to secure LOI's in just that scenario.
5mNorthwestern is looking to avoid any potential headaches before they happen, deciding against selling jerseys with numbers of current star players, instead opting to sell only No. 51 jerseys this season.
5mBo Pelini would like to see National Signing Day go away. Completely. And the Nebraska head coach isn't alone in his opinion. Do you think National Signing Day should get the boot?
5mThe Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will not be leaving the Midwest for long. After the much-heralded trip to Washington, D.C., in 2017, the conference will move the tourney back to Chicago and Indianapolis from 2019 through 2022.
5mThe Big Ten conference is opening up an interactive digital museum Saturday June 7 in Rosemont, Ill.
5mTy Isaac's search for a new school closer to home is already at a conclusion, as the former five-star running back out of Joliet Catholic announced his decision to play for Michigan on Thursday morning.
5mIt'll be Chicago's Big Ten Team vs. Chicago's Big East Team for five straight seasons, as Northwestern and DePaul agreed to a five-year basketball series starting in 2015, announced earlier this week.
6mAfter leaving USC earlier this month, former five-star recruit and Joliet Catholic running back Ty Isaac is visiting Illinois and Michigan as he looks for a new school closer to home.