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.
1mTrying to slow down Melvin Gordon is enough of an impossible task for opposing defenses, but this weekend, Northwestern will have to contend with not just Gordon but a few other playmakers on the Wisconsin offense.
1mThink Maryland fans are excited about being 1-0 in the Big Ten? This weekend's game against Ohio State is officially sold out, and it's the first Terps sellout in six years.
1mA great start has earned Michigan State wideout Tony Lippett some extra attention, and one fan in particular took a cue from 1980s band Devo when it came to celebrating Lippett.
1mThe Class of 2015 has already been a good one for the Illini, and it could wind up being a bonanza. Five-star big man Elijah Thomas, the No. 20 recruit in the country, wrote that it's the school that's stood out to him the most during his recruitment.
1mThe Big Ten announced Wednesday recommendations it has made to the NCAA for changes to the scholarship system and the student-athlete experience in line with what commissioner Jim Delany has been saying and practices implemented by universities around the country.
1mDevin Gardner is Michigan's starting quarterback. Again. In the wake of the concussion-related saga surrounding Michigan and quarterback Shane Morris, Gardner will return to a starting role when the Wolverines play Rutgers on Saturday.
1mJawun Evans, a four-star point guard from Dallas, selected Oklahoma State over Illinois on Wednesday morning. But with a few other big-time commits, this spurning doesn't seem to smart as much as past ones.