Found September 01, 2013 on
The Sports Bank:
Memphis native Leron Black gave Illini Nation some really uplifting Illinois basketball news yesterday to take their minds off some really bad Illinois football news.
How many times have I said over the past 20 years? Leron Black made his official UI campus visit this weekend and took in the Illini football team’s narrow victory over lowly SIU. Then he gave a verbal commitment to hoops.
So while Tim Beckman’s football team looked as bad or worse than the 2-10 squad of last year, John Groce hoops team got some really great bews for the future.
Leron Black is the highest rated Illini recruit since Jereme Richmond and/or Meyers Leonard, depending on the recruiting service you follow. He’s considered a national top 35-45 player; a four star, or maybe a five star.
Leron Black is a great ball handler with the potential to create matchup problems for opposing power forwards.
The 6-foot-7 power forward from White Station (Tenn.) commitment comes via his AAU coach Norton Hurd. He’ll give th...
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Wednesday the University of Illinois announced the schedule for the 2013-2014 season.
The Illinois basketball team will play 18 games at the newly named, State Farm Center, 14 against opponents that played in the NCAA tournament last year.
This year with Coach Groce’s new team and system, the Illini should have no problem ending the regular season with a strong record....
With the Illini’s first game of the 2013-14 season around a month and a half away —the Orange and Blue Scrimmage — it is never too early to talk about the 2014-15 season and the recruiting that comes with it.
On Sunday, John Groce received a verbal commitment from a highly-rated recruit from Memphis, Tenn. Leron Black of White Station High School committed to play for Illinois...
Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase threw for a career-high 416 yards, and Illinois needed every bit of them against upset-minded Southern Illinois.
Illinois hung on for a 42-34 victory, after Southern Illinois’ Kory Faulkner misfired on a pass into the end zone from the 3-yard line with less than 45 seconds to play. The win is the 16th straight home-opening victory.
Nathan Scheelhaase threw for career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. But the Illini had to hang on late to beat the Football Championship Subdivision School.
Trailing 42-34 with 44 seconds to play and fourth down at the Illini 3-yard line Saluki quarterback Kory Faulkner threw too high for leaping wideout Adam Fuehne...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Nathan Scheelhaase threw for career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. But the Illini had to hang on late to beat the Football Championship Subdivision School.
Illinois’ 42-34 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday was not pretty by any means. The Illini had their ups and downs, and needed a an incomplete pass on fourth down from the three with less than a minute to go to secure the win.
The eight-point win was the second smallest margin of victory for an Illinois team over an FBS school. The smallest was a 28-25 victory over SIU...