Each time the Illini have faced a true challenge this season away from Champaign, they've failed to walk away with a win.
When the casual observer sees that Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit was rewarded with a raise and contract extension Wednesday, the first thought might have been, "Why?"
It wasn't a good weekend for the Big Ten.
Two Big Ten players were included on the AP All-America First Team when the rosters were released Tuesday, but don't think they were alone in being honored on a national level.
EVANSTON — Drew Crawford scored a season-high 26 points, and Northwestern beat Mississippi Valley State, 86-64, Monday night.