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.
1mThe Wildcats try to boost their record to 3-2 on Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matchup against Wisconsin in Evanston. Here’s what you should be paying attention to when Northwestern takes the field.
1mThe Illini try to boost their record to 4-2 on Saturday with an 11 a.m. matchup against Purdue in Champaign. Here’s what you should be paying attention to when Illinois takes the field.
1mLike it or not, Michigan State’s fate this season could be tied to Oregon, at least when it comes to securing a spot in the College Football Playoff. And if that’s the case, Thursday night wasn’t a good night for the Spartans.
1mWes Lunt has been cleared to play for the Illini this weekend vs. Purdue. The sophomore quarterback didn't play last weekend in the Illini's blowout loss to Nebraska in Lincoln with a leg injury sustained during practice.
1mNorthwestern will be without starting safety and defensive captain Ibraheim Campbell as well as freshman running back Solomon Vault for Saturday's game against Wisconsin.
1mMichigan State and Nebraska have appeared to be the best teams in their respective divisions so far this season. That means Saturday's big-time tilt in East Lansing could serve as a Big Ten title game preview.
1mCheck out game-by-game previews of this week's crop of Big Ten football contests, including a brewing shootout between Ohio State and Maryland and a clash between Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and an impressive Northwestern defense.