Both Land of Lincoln Big Ten basketball teams in the same Chicago arena on the same day? Sounds like a good idea.
Bill Cubit's coaching staff continued to get an offseason makeover Wednesday, when the Illini announced that offensive line coach Tom Brattan wasn't retained.
Illinois' search for a new athletics director reached a new milestone Wednesday, when the school announced the hiring of search firm Korn Ferry to assist in finding the school's next AD.
A roundup of Big Ten basketball action from Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015:
For the first time this season, the Illini are over .500, which as you might imagine is not something to be overly excited about.