Illini Revenue Sports At Risk Of A Postseason O-fer

Friday’s column from CBS Chicago

Illinois Miami(CBS) As we enter February, the days are supposed to be getting longer. But for the Illinois basketball team, they’re still looking awfully dark.

Caught up in a six-game tailspin, the Illini not only are showing a shooting percentage that makes the polar vortex look downright toasty, but they also can hear the clock ticking loudly on their postseason hopes as No. 15 Iowa prepares to roll into State Farm Center on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. (BTN).

And if the clock does indeed strike midnight for Illinois (13-8 overall, 2-6 Big Ten) at some point this month, it won’t be just the hoops squad that will end up turning into a pumpkin.

The entire Illini athletic season will too.

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