McBride to Sit

Illini guard Rich McBride now understands what he has to do before he can suit up to play at Illinois this year, read here for more on his consequence.
October 23, 2006 Summer Series: Rich McBride

The third player in the Summer Series is senior shooting guard Rich McBride. Rich became Illinois' starting shooting guard last season and put up the best numbers of his Illinois career, both from a totals and a per minute standpoint. With an even bigger role expected for him this season, will Rich McBride be able to come through and lead the Illini to another appearance in the NCAA Tournament?
July 23, 2006

Brumby's Random Thoughts

Illini seniors Dee Brown and James Augustine ruined someone else's senior night on Tuesday when the Illini went into Minneapolis and defeated the Gophers. has some quick, random thoughts from the Illini's 71-65 victory over Dan Monson's Gophers.
February 28, 2006

Box Score Breakdown: Purdue @ Illinois

The Illini finished up their run through the bottom of the Big Ten with an eighteen point victory over the Purdue Boilermakers in Champaign. Bruce Weber had to look at the Illini's win and hope just one simple thing would carry over into future games, Rich McBride's offensive diversification. This edition of the Box Score Breakdown looks at Illinois' win over Purdue, and some new elements displayed in Rich's offensive repertoire.
January 29, 2006

Surprise, Surprise!

No one really expected any surprises when the Purdue Boilermakers visited the 7th ranked of Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday afternoon. The oddsmakers had installed the undermanned Boilers as 22 point underdogs, and the 76-58 victory by Illinois was rarely in doubt.
January 29, 2006

McBride's 19 Lead Illini Over Purdue

After a slow start, the Illini did what was expected of them on Saturday afternoon. They beat the Purdue Boilermakers handily. Rich McBride led the Illini with 19 points, and James Augustine contributed yet another double double in Illinois 76-58 win over Matt Painter's crew from West Lafayette.
January 28, 2006

Illinois @ Northwestern: Box Score Breakdown

The Fighting Illini continued Big Ten Conference play this week with a trip to Evanston, IL. This edition of the Box Score Breakdown will look at Illinois' game against the Wildcats looks at the Illini lineups, and finds a common thread in the successful ones, much-maligned junior shooting guard Rich McBride.
January 22, 2006 All Underrated Big Ten Team

It's easy to come up with players that you consider to be overrated, and the players that are the best players in the conference, but coming up with players that are consistently outperforming what people think they do on the court is a little more difficult. After looking across the landscape of the Big Ten, I noticed ten players who are not getting their due from the media, and the opposing fans for what they are doing on the court.
January 9, 2006