The Bears would not confirm the move.
The Illini jumped out to a 27-11 lead early in the first half.
They also defeated a Big Ten team for the first time since winning 78-67 on Dec. 15, 2007 at Michigan.
Seattle sent minor league pitcher Matt Brazis to Chicago as part of Wednesday's trade.
From the Associated Press.
David Stluka/Getty Images(MADISON, Wi.) -- The Wisconsin Badgers have found their replacement for the surprising departure of Gary Andersen.The Badgers football team announced Wednesday that Paul Chryst will take over as head coach, who leaves the Univers
Major League Baseball(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The American League pennant winners are adding to their rotation.Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez will join the Kansas City Royals rotation on a two-year, $20 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.co
Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, Ca.) -- The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Wil Myers in a three-team trade.In a deal with the Nationals and Rays, the Padres also obtain young pitchers Jose Castillo and Gerardo Reyes, as well a
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill) -- The Bears will bench Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen as Chicago prepares to face Detroit Sunday.According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Chicago is making the switch after Cutler leads the NFL with 24 turnovers
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Phoenix Suns 111 (13-14) – Charlotte Hornets 106 (6-19)Atlanta Hawks 127 (18-7) – Cleveland Cavaliers 98 (14-10)Boston Celtics 109 (9-14) – Orlando Magic 92 (10-18)Dallas Mavericks 117 (19-8) –
Tom Szcaerbowski/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The San Diego Padres signed free agent right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract, the team announced on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.In 13 appearances last season fo
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday for minor league pitcher Matt Brazis.In 81 games last season with the Cubs, Ruggiano batted .281 with six home runs and 28
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The San Francisco 49ers cut defensive lineman Ray McDonald on Wednesday after new allegations of sexual assault against him were announced.In October prosecutors said they didn’t have enough eviden
Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars will square off on Thursday night in a game that could decide their draft position.Both teams enter the game at 2-12 and want to take home the win during the natio
Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Suspended Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was cleared to use Adderall next season, manager Buck Showalter said on Tuesday."It's a good thing," Showalter said in reference to Davis gaining
Jordan Threloff had 10 points and seven rebounds while Aaric Armstead added 10 points and six boards for the Huskies.
Kane's centering attempt from behind the net — intended for Patrick Sharp — struck the skate of Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin and carried into the net.
Chicago police say 58-year-old Richard Kohnke of New Orleans was arrested and charged with simple battery for pushing someone.
Kelly Kline/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced on Tuesday.Parker, 19, underwent an MRI that showed a complete tear in his
Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- Former Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini is taking the same job at Youngstown State.Youngstown State University president James P. Tressel and executive director of intercollegiate athletics Ron Strollo made