Posted December 22, 2011 on AP on Fox
A Lake County court official says former University of Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond has been placed on home detention. A court official says the 19-year-old from Waukegan was placed on detention Thursday while awaiting trial on battery and weapons charges. No trial date has been set. Richmond was required to be at home between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. as a bond condition. Court officials say he didn't respond to two calls from the court during those hours. Richmond was arrested in August after police accused him of shoving a girlfriend and threatening to shoot her. Court testimony has since called into question whether Richmond held a gun. Richmond played sparingly in one season at Illinois. He left early for the NBA draft but wasn't drafted.

SLU's Majerus wants to play Mizzou

ST. LOUIS While legendary coach Bobby Knight was in St. Louis this week to call the Missouri-Illinois game, he stopped by a Saint Louis University Billikens practice to chat with longtime friend Rick Majerus. But Knight was confused why Missouri and Illinois were playing each other in St. Louis and not playing the Billikens. "They won't play us," Majerus told him...

Joseph Bertrand leads Illini past Missouri

ST. LOUIS - Throughout December, guard Joseph Bertrand was part of a growing problem for Illinois. But despite...

Illini Leading Rusher to Miss Bowl Game

Illinois football announced today that senior running back Jason Ford and redshirt freshman wide receiver Jake Kumerow are academically ineligible under NCAA rules and will not participate in the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl versus UCLA on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco. Ford is the Illini leading rusher this year with 600 yards on 155 carries (3.9 ypc) and seven touchdowns....

Illini Tangle With #9 Ranked Missouri

Both Fighting Illini and Missouri fans look forward to the Braggin' Rights game in St. Louis each December. Many exciting battles have been fought over the years, with the Tigers winning the last two in the series. Mizzou is flying high this season and is heavily favored over the young Illini. But in a true neutral court showdown, anything is possible.

New Assistant Golesh Attacking Recruiting

New Fighting Illini football coach Tim Beckman has now announced three members of his assistant coaching staff. Alex Golesh was the tight end coach and recruiting coordinator last year at Toledo, and he joins Beckman at Illinois. He is unsure what position he will coach, but he will be the recruiting coordinator. He talks about recruiting plans in this interview.

M. Basketball. Braggin' Rights Up for Grabs Thursday

Braggin' Rights are on the line Thursday, Dec. 22 when the Tigers face the Illinois Fighting Illini at 8 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Tigers face Illinois Fighting Illini: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Dec 22, 9:00 PM | Scottrade Center Missouri Tigers vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds 11-0TEAM RECORD11-1 College hoops betting interest focuses on the Illinois vs Missouri battle Thursday at Scottrade Center as the Fighting Illini look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread. Scottrade Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup...

Illini's Henry likely back for bowl

Recovery from gunshot wound going well so linebacker has 'very good chance' to playBecause of his quick recovery from a gunshot wound, doctors told Illinois linebacker Trulon Henry Wednesday that he has a "very good chance" to play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against UCLA on Dec. 31, according to a source.

Beckman Recruiting Glenville Cornerback

Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman and his staff frequented the city of Cleveland while recruiting for Toledo. Now at Illinois, they hope to keep that connection alive and are targeting a playmaker from one of Cleveland’s premiere football programs.

Illinois leading rusher Ford ineligible for bowl

Illinois leading rusher Jason Ford and freshman receiver Jake Kumerow are academically ineligible and won't play in the Dec. 31 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against UCLA, the school announced Friday.

Zeph Grimes Benefits From Redshirt Season

When football recruits travel long distance to play for the Fighting Illini, there is always a concern homesickness will prevent a proper adjustment to college. That does not appear to be the case for South Carolina SAM linebacker Zeph Grimes. He earned the Scout Team Defensive Player Of The Year Award and is eager to compete for playing time beginning next semester.

Ford will miss Illini's bowl game over grades

Illinois leading rusher Jason Ford and freshman receiver Jake Kumerow are academically ineligible and won't play in the Dec. 31 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against UCLA, the school announced Friday.
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