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  • College basketball: Justin Smith commits to Indiana
    Growing up in an Illini household in Illinois, Justin Smith never felt the Hoosier hate. “My parents, I don’t think they liked them too much,” said Smith, a Stevenson senior. “But I think they are fans now.” The son of Illinois graduates ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    13 hours ago
  • UI hoops chat at 12:30 p.m. today
    Beat writer Scott Richey is taking all your Illini basketball questions - submit them now CHAMPAIGN — The official start of the 2016-17 season is less than a week away, and the vibe coming from Ubben Basketball Complex is an overwhelmingly positive one. read more ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016By srichey
    16 hours ago
  • Illini feeling positive with season approaching
    CHAMPAIGN — The official start of the 2016-17 season is less than a week away, and the vibe coming from Ubben Basketball Complex is an overwhelmingly positive one. That comes after a 2015-16 season rife with injuries and off-the-court issues. But also ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    22 hours ago
  • Illini Basketball: State Farm Center
    All times CTAll times CTDate Opponent Time/TV Sun, Oct 30 Washington U ( Exhibition ) 2:00pm BTN Plus Fri, Nov 4 Lewis ( Exhibition ) 7:00pm BTN Plus Fri, Nov 11 Southeast Missouri St 8:00pm BTN ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    24 hours ago
  • Former Illini great Deon Thomas comes home
    Deon Thomas, who prepped at Chicago Simeon High School, wore the legacy number 25 while starring for the University of Illinois basketball team. Illinois has had some great basketball players over the years: Bruce Douglass, Derek Harper, Kenny Battle ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    1 day ago
  • Stevenson basketball standout Justin Smith commits to Indiana
    Growing up in an Illini household, Justin Smith never felt the Hoosier hate. "My parents, I don't think they liked them too much," said Smith, a Stevenson senior. "But I think they are fans now." The son of Illinois graduates, Smith committed to Indiana on ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    1 day ago
  • 4-star PF Justin Smith can do a lot for Indiana basketball
    To put that in context, consider that the No. 1 recruit from Illinois is five-star center Jeremiah Tilmon, an Illini commit. The No. 2 recruit is four-star shooting guard Jordan Goodwin (committed to St. Louis University) and the No. 3 recruit is four ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    1 day ago
  • 2016-2017 ITH Season Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini
    With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our Big Ten team previews with the Illinois Fighting Illini. ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    1 day ago
  • Illinois Basketball: Te’Jon Lucas will be fully cleared to practice in…
    ...October.The Illinois Fighting Illini dealt with a glut of injuries last season. Between losing ... caliber player Kendrick Nunn, the Illini finished four games under .500, good for only 12th place ...
    Published on Monday, September 26, 2016
    2 days ago
  • Illinois Basketball: Te’Jon Lucas will be fully cleared to practice in October
    Illinois basketball’s freshman point guard is set to hit the floor at the beginning of October. The Illinois Fighting Illini dealt with a glut of injuries last season. Between losing their starting point guard Tracy Abrams and their All-American caliber ...
    Published on Monday, September 26, 2016
    2 days ago
  • Liddell grabs attention
    Belleville West forward has offers from Illinois, DePaul. BELLEVILLE — Joe Muniz knew E.J. Liddell would be able to hold his own for Belleville West last season, even if he was just a freshman. The Maroons’ first summer league game against Cahokia proved to the Belleville West coach just how relentless his young, 6-foot-7 forward was. read more ...
    Published on Monday, September 26, 2016By jrossow
    3 days ago
  • Groce, Illini host four-star center for unofficial visit Monday
    John Groce can’t afford a case of the Mondays — at least not this week. Groce and the Illinois basketball program hosts four-star center Jacob Epperson on Monday for an unofficial visit. The 6-foot-11 big man announced his trip after the La Lumiere ...
    Published on Sunday, September 25, 2016
    3 days ago
  • Pickett shows promise
    Class of 2017 recruit has big things in store for Illini hoops fans. BELLEVILLE — Javon Pickett was the first commit in Illinois’ 2017 recruiting class that has since grown to include three more players and rank as high as third in the nation. read more ...
    Published on Sunday, September 25, 2016By jrossow
    4 days ago
  • 2017 Illinois Basketball Recruiting Targets
    Last Updated: Saturday, September 24 2017 Illini Basketball Recruiting Board Player State Rating 247Sports Ht Wt Offer Status POINT GUARDS Trent Frazier FL 102 6’2 170 X ILLINOIS (Verbal) Paul Scruggs IN 29 6’4 200 X Out of top 5 Considering: Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Xavier, UConn Nickeil Alexander-Walker CAN 55 6’5 175 X Virginia Tech (Verbal) Victor Bailey Jr. TX 84 6’3 165 X Cool C.J. Roberts TX 169 6’2 178 X Missouri (Verbal) Alonzo Verge Jr. IL 189 6’3 160 X Cool McKinley Wright MN 231 6’0 175 X Dayton (Verbal) SHOOTING GUARDS Da’Monte Williams IL 121 6’2 180 X ILLINOIS (Verbal) Jordan Goodwin IL 48 6’2 185 X St. Louis (Verbal) Jordan Poole WI 90 6’4 180 X Michigan (Verbal) Christian David CAN 92 6’5 185 X Cool Jarret Culver TX 186 6’5 156 X Texas Tech (Verbal) SMALL FORWARDS Javon Pickett IL 244 6’3 180 X ILLINOIS (Verbal) Michael Porter Jr. MO 2 6’9 210 X Washington (Verbal) Brian Bowen IN 17 6’7 185 ...
    Published on Saturday, September 24, 2016By Jim Vainisi
    4 days ago
  • Illinois Basketball: Jacob Epperson’s Role With the Illini
    I think it is pretty clear who the Illinois Fighting Illini want to come to Champaign. The... Kris Wilkes is still in the hunt for John Groce and the Illini. He is a powerful forward who can ...
    Published on Saturday, September 24, 2016
    4 days ago
  • Illinois Basketball: Jacob Epperson’s Role With the Illini
    It is interesting to see what players continue to be recruited by the Illinois basketball team. I think it is pretty clear who the Illinois Fighting Illini want to come to Champaign. The recruitment for 2017 seems to be down to about three players now. ...
    Published on Saturday, September 24, 2016
    4 days ago
  • Illinois Sports: Kipper Nichols Waiting For His Chance to Impact Illini Hoops
    The Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team is looking to have a pretty good season in 2016. They are poised to have a better record than last season  ...
    Published on Friday, September 23, 2016
    5 days ago
  • Illinois Basketball: October Visit Is Huge for Mayan Kiir’s Future
    Kiir is important for the Illini because he could be the piece to a national championship. Wait, weren’t the Illini a 15-win team last season? Yes, they were but that had a lot to do with injuries on the basketball court. The class of 2017 for the ...
    Published on Friday, September 23, 2016
    5 days ago
  • …His Chance to Impact Illini…
    The Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team is looking to have a pretty good season in 2016. They are poised to have a better record than last season ...
    Published on Friday, September 23, 2016
    5 days ago
  • Bastianelli builds confidence in her offense
    ...they talk to the new Fighting Illini Basketball Radio Analyst Deon Thomas, and to Sitting... AudioOther Related ContentIllini upset No. 10 Purdue Sept. 21 Illinois basketball and ...
    Published on Friday, September 23, 2016
    5 days ago
  • Illinois Basketball: October Visit Is Huge for Mayan Kiir’s Future
    ...the Illini because he could be the piece to a national championship. Wait, weren’t the Illini a ... court. The class of 2017 for the Illini is arguably the best in Illinois basketball history and is ...
    Published on Friday, September 23, 2016
    5 days ago
  • Illinois Sports: Kipper Nichols Waiting For His Chance to Impact Illini Hoops
    Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team is looking to have a pretty good season in 2016. They are poised to have a better record than last season purely based on health. ...
    Published on Friday, September 23, 2016
    5 days ago
  • Transfer Kipper Nichols feeling chipper at Illinois
    So is his voice, a low, piercing baritone that trumpets confidently from the smiling mouth of an Illini basketball player who has yet to play his first college game. Now, if his game turns out to be a show-stopper, then Illinois will truly have something ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Nichols eager to get his Illini career started
    CHAMPAIGN — His name alone is a show-stopper. Kipper Nichols. So is his voice, a low, piercing baritone that trumpets confidently from the smiling mouth of a University of Illinois basketball player who has yet to play his first college game. Now, if ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Illini Basketball Ticket Options
    Tickets can be purchased online at FightingIllini.com, by phone at 866-ILLINI-1 or in person at the ticket office located in the West Entrance of State  ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Kipper Nichols waiting for his chance to impact Illini hoops
    So is his voice, a low, piercing baritone that trumpets confidently from the smiling mouth of an Illini basketball player who has yet to play his first  ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Illini Basketball: Jacob Epperson (2017 C)
    All times CTAll times CTDate Opponent Time/TV Sun, Oct 30 Washington U ( Exhibition ) 2:00pm BTN Plus Fri, Nov 4 Lewis ( Exhibition ) 7:00pm BTN Plus Fri, Nov 11 Southeast Missouri St 8:00pm BTN ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Deon Thomas to succeed Jerry Hester on Illini radio broadcasts
    ...Hester on Illini radio broadcastsCHAMPAIGN — For a quarter century, Illini basketball fans have ... be the new analyst on Fighting Illini Sports Network radio broadcasts, replacing Peoria native ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Kipper Nichols waiting for his chance to impact Illini hoops
    CHAMPAIGN – His name alone is a show-stopper. Kipper Nichols. So is his voice, a low, piercing baritone that trumpets confidently from the smiling mouth of an Illini basketball player who has yet to play his first college game. Now, if his game turns out ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Illini Basketball Ticket Options
    Illinois men's basketball has a variety of multi-game packages available for fans on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at FightingIllini.com, by phone at 866-ILLINI-1 or in person at the ticket office located in the West Entrance of State Farm Center. ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Trending Meter: Illini basketball, Sept. 2016
    Illini head coach John Groce is in the midst of a crucial point in his 2017 class pursuit, as he looks to put the finishing touches on what could be a masterpiece. Groce has already put checks on the checklist with many things he wanted to accomplish with ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Three-star WR Reggie Roberson schedules official visit to Illinois
    "I am excited for the upcoming season and can't wait to help broadcast the games to our loyal fans." - Illinois Basketball’s Big Ten opener set for ESPN2 (The News-Gazette) On Monday, BTN revealed that it will televise 14 of the Illini's 18 Big Ten games ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • WATCH: Illini Basketball Walk for Wishes Feature
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Fighting Illini men's basketball team took part in the 2016 Walk & Run for Wishes event at Hessel Park in Champaign on Sept. 17. Walk & Run for Wishes is a costumed family fun run and walk to benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois. ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Illinois Sports: Leonard Going Miles to Give Back to Illini Players
    If he would have stuck around for his final two years he would have been one of the best ever. Now Leonard is coming back to the Illinois basketball team in some capacity. He is working out with the current team and hopefully, this translates into future ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Pasta and corn keys for Tatyana McFadden in Rio
    Chris Davis The Daily Illini Illinois' Tatyana McFadden (11) shoots the ball during the wheelchair basketball game against Chicago Sky for the Illini  ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    6 days ago
  • Looking to the future for Illinois basketball
    The Illini have hosted five-star forward Kris Wilkes and four-star forward Abu Kigab. There are a few more targets on Illinois' radar including forward  ...
    Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Familiar face Thomas headed to broadcast
    CHAMPAIGN – For a quarter century, Illini basketball fans have watched and read about Deon Thomas. Now they’ll be hearing his voice. The University of Illinois confirmed Wednesday that Thomas will be the new analyst on Fighting Illini Sports Network ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • All-time leading scorer Thomas to join Illini radio team
    CHAMPAIGN -- The Illinois basketball program made an off-the-court move on Wednesday that will affect fans' gameday experience. The Illini announced that all-time leading scorer Deon Thomas (2,129 points) will serve as the new radio network analyst. ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Illinois Basketball: Illini Fans Think Trent Frazier Exceeds All
    While all Illinois Fighting Illini fans will be cheering on the team this season, there is the class of 2017 still to focus on. Like all of you know, Illinois has  ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Leonard going miles to give back to Illini players
    Former Illinois basketball standout Meyers Leonard, left, chats with Illini coach John Groce during a recent workout at the Ubben Center on the  ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Former Illini basketball great Deon Thomas joins radio broadcast
    Illinois' Deon Thomas, shown during the 1994 NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago, will be an analyst for the Fighting Illini's radio broadcasts this season. ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Illini Basketball: Mayan Kiir (2017 PF) Official Visit: Oct 7-9
    All times CTAll times CTDate Opponent Time/TV Sun, Oct 30 Washington U ( Exhibition ) Fri, Nov 4 Lewis ( Exhibition ) Fri, Nov 11 Southeast Missouri St 8:00pm BTN Sun, Nov 13 Northern Kentucky ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Illini Basketball Walk for Wishes Feature from “The I” | 9.21.16
    Feature on the Fighting Illini men's basketball team participating in the Make-a-Wish Foundation's Walk and Run for Wishes event from the Sept. ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Deon Thomas joins Illinois radio crew
    Former University of Illinois basketball star Deon Thomas, who finished his career as the Illini’s all-time scoring leader, will join the Fighting Illini Sports Network as the analyst on radio broadcasts this coming season, it was announced Wednesday. ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Illini’s Big Ten opener set for ESPN2
    Start times and TV networks for all 18 of the Illini's Big Ten games are almost set, with Wednesday's announcement from the Big Ten of games that an ESPN network or CBS will carry. More scheduling news regarding the upcoming Illinois men's basketball season was unveiled on Wednesday afternoon when Big Ten games that an ESPN network or CBS will carry this season were released. On Monday, BTN revealed that it will televise 14 of the Illini's 18 Big Ten games, with start times available for 13 of them. read more ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016By mdaniels
    7 days ago
  • Illinois Basketball: Illini Fans Think Trent Frazier Exceeds All
    The Illinois basketball season is right around the corner and hopefully, John Groce and company change the ugly trend of losing. While all Illinois Fighting Illini fans will be cheering on the team this season, there is the class of 2017 still to focus on. ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    7 days ago
  • Penn State Nittany Lion Basketball vs. University of Illinois Fighting Illini Mens Basketball
    Buy Penn State Nittany Lion Basketball vs. University of Illinois Fighting Illini Mens Basketball tickets at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA  ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Former Illini basketball great Deon Thomas joins radio broadcast
    Deon Thomas, the all-time leading scorer at Illinois, will join the basketball program's broadcast team this season. Thomas replaces former teammate Jerry Hester, who served as an analyst for 11 seasons on the Fighting Illini Sports Network. Thomas will ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Former star Thomas to join Illini radio broadcasts
    CHAMPAIGN — For a quarter century, University of Illinois basketball fans have watched and read about Deon Thomas. Now they’ll be hearing his voice. Illinois confirmed Wednesday that Thomas will be the new analyst on Fighting Illini Sports Network ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Deon Thomas joins Illini radio team
    CHAMPAIGN – For a quarter century, Illini basketball fans have watched and read about Deon Thomas. Now they’ll be hearing his voice. The University of Illinois confirmed Wednesday that Thomas will be the new analyst on Fighting Illini Sports Network ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    1 week ago
  • REPORT: Deon Thomas likely to join Illinois Basketball radio team
    Welcome to the Orange Minute for Wednesday, September 21. It sounds like Illinois basketball has found a new radio analyst. During a radio show on Tuesday morning, Loren Tate reported that Deon Thomas, the program’s all-time leading scorer, will likely join Brian Barnhart on the sidelines starting this Winter. Thomas played at Illinois from 1991-94 while totaling 2,129 career points. Deon Thomas, program's all-time leading scorer, possibly joining Illini radio team https://t.co/TGmdjTcwHK — IlliniHQ (@IlliniHQ) September 21, 2016 Thomas will replace Jerry Hester, who retired from the role in late June to spend more time with his family. We’ll make sure to update this post if/when Illinois makes an official announcement. Illinois Fighting Illini Links - Illini not worried about Jalen Coleman-Lands’ injury (The News-Gazette) "I don’t think anyone, especially J-Cole, is worried about the injury," senior center Maverick Morgan said. "I don’t think it’s any kind of downward spiral or whatever. I know different people portray it different ways, but we’re the people who are here putting in work and we know what we’re doing." - Illinois drawing a line in the sand (Herald & Review) "We have to keep fighting and ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016By Jim Vainisi
    1 week ago
  • It’s official: Thomas new Illini radio analyst
    The most prolific scorer in Illinois basketball history is once again connected to the program. Illinois officially announced on Wednesday afternoon that Deon Thomas, who scored a program record 2,129 points playing for the Illini from 1991 to 1994, will ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Former Fighting Illini Star Deon Thomas to Join Radio Team
    Deon Thomas, the all-time leading scorer in Illinois history, will join the Fighting Illini Sports Network crew as expert analyst for the upcoming 2016-17 men's basketball campaign. Thomas takes over for his former teammate Jerry Hester, who served as ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illini radio focus turns to Thomas
    CHAMPAIGN — The radio broadcast team for Illinois basketball could be complete once again. Loren Tate reported on Tuesday’s SportsTalk on WDWS 1400-AM that Illinois all-time leading scorer Deon Thomas is likely to join play-by-play man Brian Barnhart ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    1 week ago
  • James Haring Named Director of Basketball Operations at Illinois
    He will perform a variety of administrative functions for the Fighting Illini including team travel, housing, weekly scheduling, summer camps, budget management, supervision of student managers and liaison for State Farm Center. “We are thrilled to ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illini Basketball: Deon Thomas joining Illini radio team
    Deon Thomas, program's all-time leading scorer, possibly joining Illini radio team https://t.co/TGmdjTcwHK— IlliniHQ (@IlliniHQ) September 21, 2016 ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illini Basketball Slam Dunk Mobile Pass
    Fighting Illini fans can purchase the new Fighting Illini Slam Dunk Mobile Pass for only $125, an incredible deal to secure seats to all 2016-17 home  ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • 36th annual Bud Light Braggin’ Rights Game set for Missouri men’s basketball
    COLUMBIA − Missouri athletics department officials announced Tuesday that the men's basketball team is slated to play the 36th annual Bud Light Braggin' Rights Game against the University of Illinois Fighting Illini on Dec. 21. The teams will face off at ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting
    Watching 5-star SF Kris Wilkes open gym at North Central. Illinois John Groce plus assts from UCLA, SIU-Edwardsville and Milwaukee on hand ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Thomas possibly joining Illini radio team
    CHAMPAIGN — The radio broadcast team for Illinois basketball could be complete once again. Loren Tate reported on Tuesday’s SportsTalk on WDWS 1400-AM that Illinois all-time leading scorer Deon Thomas is likely to join play-by-play man Brian Barnhart ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illini not worried about Coleman-Lands’ injury
    “We’ll help him, and he’s going to work hard and he’ll be good.” The narrative around the Illinois basketball program leading into the 2016-17 season, which officially starts with practice on Oct. 3, has come with a caveat. The Illini could put ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Missouri basketball prepares for the season
    COLUMBIA − Missouri athletics department officials announced Tuesday that the men's basketball team is slated to play the 36th annual Bud Light Braggin' Rights Game against the University of Illinois Fighting Illini on Dec. 21. The teams will face off at ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Thomas joining Illini radio team
    CHAMPAIGN — The radio broadcast team for Illinois basketball is complete once again. Loren Tate reported on Tuesday’s SportsTalk on WDWS 1400-AM that Illinois all-time leading scorer Deon Thomas would join play-by-play man Brian Barnhart for the 2016 ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Mizzou announces times for Braggin’ Rights Game, basketball season opener
    The Tigers and Fighting Illini will play at 6 p.m. with the game televised on ESPNU. Mizzou’s season opener on Nov. 13 against Alabama A&M will tip off at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network, while a Dec. 17 home game against Eastern Illinois also air on the SEC ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illinois Adds New Director of Basketball Operations
    Earlier this week, Illinois head coach John Groce made a major announcement for the Illini and the future of the program when he announced that he had hired James Haring as the new director of basketball operations. Haring brings quite a history to the ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illini Basketball Slam Dunk Mobile Pass
    Fighting Illini fans can purchase the new Fighting Illini Slam Dunk Mobile Pass for only $125, an incredible deal to secure seats to all 2016-17 home games at State Farm Center. The Slam Dunk Mobile Pass includes all tickets to 19 home games and assigns ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illinois Sports: More Times Added to Illini Schedule
    The Illinois Fighting Illini tips off their basketball season in November, but first we need to find out the times for the Big Ten Conference games. ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Ohio State Buckeyes Womens Basketball vs. University of Illinois Fighting Illini Womans Basketball
    University of Illinois Fighting Illini Womans Basketball tickets at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH for Jan 22, 2017 at Ticketmaster. ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illinois Sports: More Times Added to Illini Schedule
    Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois Fighting Illini tips off their basketball season in November, but first we need to find out the times for the Big Ten Conference games. Yesterday, we learned ...
    Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Paralympic B1
    Megan Blunk: Blunk, a current Illinois graduate student, joined her Illini teammates on Team USA's basketball team for the second time. ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016
    1 week ago
  • ‘NBA 2K17’ all-time college basketball roster misses key Illini
    Luther Head is the biggest omission on the list for any Illini fan. He's not the best Illinois player that didn't make the team, or the best NBA player that  ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016
    1 week ago
  • UPDATED: Groce makes support staff change
    Former graduate manager James Haring left an impression on Illinois coach John Groce, as the head coach named Haring his new director of basketball operations Monday. CHAMPAIGN — James Haring was a little disappointed when Illinois’ selection for this year’s NIT Season Tip-Off — along with Florida State, Temple and West Virginia, his alma mater — was announced. read more ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016By srichey
    1 week ago
  • Groce makes support staff change
    Haring named director of basketball operations CHAMPAIGN — John Groce didn't have to go far to fill one of the key staff roles for the Illinois basketball program. Needing a new director of basketball operations after Mark Morris left for the private sector, Groce elevated James Haring to the role. read more ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016By srichey
    1 week ago
  • Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball
    All times CTAll times CTDate Opponent Time/TV Sun, Oct 30 Washington U ( Exhibition ) Fri, Nov 4 Lewis ( Exhibition ) Fri, Nov 11 Southeast Missouri St 8:00pm BTN Sun, Nov 13 Northern Kentucky ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illini Men’s Basketball Walks for Wishes
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Fighting Illini men's basketball team took part in the 2016 Walk & Run for Wishes event at Hessel Park in Champaign on Sept. ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016
    1 week ago
  • More times added to Illini schedule
    Illinois found out Monday 13 additional start times this upcoming season with BTN releasing its Big Ten coverage plans. When Illinois hosts Ohio State on New Year's Day, BTN will televise the home Big Ten opener at State Farm Center. A time is not yet known for that game between the Illini and Buckeyes, but several start times were unveiled on Monday when BTN released its schedule of more than 75 Big Ten games it will televise this season. read more ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016By mdaniels
    1 week ago
  • ‘NBA 2K17’ all-time college basketball roster misses key Illini
    This year’s NBA 2K includes 10 all-time college teams from some of the biggest programs in the nation. SB Nation revealed screenshots of the rosters, which after a quick glance are quite clearly not actually the all-time rosters of these programs. ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illinois promotes James Haring to Director of Basketball Operations
    It’s official — the Fighting Illini have named a new Director of Basketball Operations. The program announced on Monday that James Haring has received a promotion after serving as one of John Groce’s graduate assistants for the past two seasons. ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Big Ten Network announces TV schedule for conference basketball season
    The Big Ten Network has announced their 2017 conference basketball television lineup, and the Fighting Illini will be featured 14 times this Winter. Although that'a a little bit more than I was expecting, it's at least in line with what we've seen in ...
    Published on Monday, September 19, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Illini name new Director of Basketball Operations
    Illini name new Director of Basketball OperationsIt’s official — the Fighting Illini have named a new Director of Basketball Operations. The program announced ...
    Published on Sunday, September 18, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Angie Muhs: Paying tribute to two outstanding careers
    He then began covering other high school sports, and later covered the University of Illinois basketball team, including its 1989 Final Four appearance. In 1991, despite some trepidation about largely giving up writing, Ruppert became sports editor ...
    Published on Sunday, September 18, 2016
    1 week ago
  • Three Storylines for Illinois Basketball in 2016-17
    Through only four years as head coach for Illinois, adequately judging the tenure for Groce is a pretty difficult task. Yes, the Illini have only had one NCAA tournament appearance under Groce, missing the tournament the last three seasons with players he ...
    Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016
    2 weeks ago
  • Under-the-Radar College Basketball Teams Most Likely to Do Damage in 2016-17
    Assuming both are fully healthy, the Fighting Illini will have one of the better six-man rotations in the league. Getting additional help from its freshmen could be what puts them over the edge. Lucas can keep Abrams from getting overworked while Nichols ...
    Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016
    2 weeks ago
  • Illinois Sports: Illini Commit Tilmon, Target Finke to Meet In Opener
    The Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team is gearing up for the upcoming season. They should be pretty good this year, but one of the main focuses is  ...
    Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016
    2 weeks ago
  • Illinois Sports: Illini Commit Tilmon, Target Finke to Meet In Opener
    Here is the Illinois Spots news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team is gearing up for the upcoming season. They should be pretty good this year, but one of the main focuses is building for 2017. ...
    Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016
    2 weeks ago
  • Is Abu Kigab a lost cause for Illinois basketball? Maybe not
    Wilkes had a successful visit with the Illini but is most likely going to take a while to make a decision. His last scheduled visit is for the weekend of Nov. ...
    Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016
    2 weeks ago
  • WPGU’s Illini Drive 9-12-16
    The guys discuss a tough loss to North Carolina in front of a sold out Memorial Stadium. Matt “Matty” Gertsmeier is on to talk about a great basketball  ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    2 weeks ago
  • Tate: Men’s hoops ready to take next step
    We can’t start every Illini men’s basketball report with: “Barring injuries ...” There’s only been one 2015-16 in UI history. For all the doubts emanating from John Groce’s injury-riddled 15-19 club, there are multiple positives abounding in ...
    Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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  • Illinois Basketball: Final 2 Scholarship Scenarios for the Illini
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