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Illinois Basketball: Jalen Coleman-Lands can still be an Illini great

When Jalen Coleman-Lands came into the Illinois basketball program I was excited about his future. This kid could knock down the three-point shot with ease and it showed on the tapes. He was a talented player that had tremendous upside. Year one for Coleman-Lands was special despite the team falling flat. He averaged 10.3 points […] Illinois Basketball: Jalen Coleman-Lands can...
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1 hour ago

Illinois Sports: Underwood and Illinois retain Walker on staff

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team made a great hire a few weeks ago. Brad Underwood will be a good coach for the Illini and they should win a decent amount of games. Underwood’s staff was the big question, though. But, they did […] Illinois Sports: Underwood and Illinois retain Walker on staff - Writing...
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3 hours ago

WATCH: Illinois Basketball – Brad Underwood Career Highlights

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood career highlights prior to being named head coach of the Fighting Illini.

WATCH: Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame - Nancy Thies Marshall

Profile on former Fighting Illini gymnast Nancy Thies Marshall. Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame: http://fightingillini.com/halloffame

Illinois Basketball: Sean Obi would be a great option for the Illini

The Illinois basketball team needs a backup center for Jeremiah Tilmon next season. This is a role that needs to be filled and getting a player like Sean Obi could be the answer. It was announced today, by Evan Daniels of Scout, that Obi would be transferring from Duke University to pursue his basketball talents […] Illinois Basketball: Sean Obi would be a great option for the...
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1 day ago

Illinois Basketball: Mark Smith getting attention from the Kentucky Wildcats

The class of 2017 is pretty stout for the Illinois basketball team. This class for the Illini consists of five-star Jeremiah Tilmon, four-star Trent Frazier, four-star Da’Monte Williams and three-star Javon Pickett. The team rankings on Scout have this group of players as the No. 9 best class in 2017. All four of these players […] Illinois Basketball: Mark Smith getting attention...
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1 day ago

Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood’s rebounding woes should be fixed

There are some new and exciting times coming to the Illinois basketball team. With new head coach Brad Underwood leading this program into the future, I expect there to be a fun up-tempo style of play we haven’t seen in years. Even though there are a lot of butterflies in the stomach about the possibilities […] Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood’s rebounding woes should be...
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2 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Previous two coaches missed train on Illini recruiting

The national championship run in 2005 was amazing. All Illini fans were pumped to see their team make it to the pinnacle of the sport. Would it have been nice to see a title, sure, but that season was still a wild ride. One big downfall of the Bruce Weber era was that he didn’t […] Illinois Basketball: Previous two coaches missed train on Illini recruiting - Writing Illini -...
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2 days ago

Illinois Basketball: 5 transfers that would help the Illini

The Illinois basketball team has a decent roster returning for new head coach Brad Underwood. This roster will consist of players that were already on the team and players coming from the No. 9 ranked class of 2017. All of these players will form a squad that will be feared in the Big Ten for […] Illinois Basketball: 5 transfers that would help the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing...
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2 days ago

NFL Draft Scouting Report: Dawuane Smoot, OLB, Illinoios

  Dawuane Smoot - Illinois   Position: OLB Height: 6’3” Weight: 264 lbs. Year: Senior Hometown: Groveport, Ohio Experience: Two-Year Starter   Measurables 40yd dash: 4.77s Broad jump: 117 in. Vertical: 29.5 in. 3-cone: 7.18s 20yd. Shuttle: 4.39s Bench Press: DNP   Career Notes: It took Smoot a year to work his way into the regular rotation at Illinois...
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2 days ago

Illinois Football: Expect improvement and growing pains with 2017 wide receiving corps

The 2016 Illinois football team ranked last or close to last in the Big Ten in a variety of different offensive statistical categories. The only team more inefficient throwing the football in the Big Ten last season was Rutgers, which happens to be the only team Illinois beat on the road. Illinois’ passing game will improve in 2017. 2016 starting quarterback Wes Lunt graduates...
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4 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini fans are excited for the future

Change has happened with the Illinois basketball program and fans are taking notice. This team missed three straight NCAA tournaments heading into this past season. Illinois was supposed to break out of that postseason slump this year but floundered to an 18-13 overall record. Many fans seemed to have been down about this missed opportunity. […] Illinois Basketball: Illini fans...
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4 days ago

WATCH: Nancy Fahey Introductory Press Conference 3/24/17

University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman officially introduced Nancy Fahey as Fighting Illini women's basketball head coach on March 24, 2017.

Illinois Football: Kendrick Foster can put his stamp on Illini record book

The history of running back Kendrick Foster with the Illinois football team is interesting, to say the least. This is a kid who came into the program back in 2013 as a three-star recruit who was ranked as the No. 96 running back in that class. One of the many great things about Foster was […] Illinois Football: Kendrick Foster can put his stamp on Illini record book - Writing Illini...
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5 days ago

Illinois Sports: 2017-18 Illini basketball very early season preview

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team finished up their season with a loss to UCF in the Elite 8 of the NIT. This was a sad loss but one that was bound to happen. Illinois is now essentially starting over. With a new […] Illinois Sports: 2017-18 Illini basketball very early season preview - Writing Illini...
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5 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Projected Illini roster breakdown for 2017-18

The Illinois basketball team now has a new head coach and come November they will have a new looking roster as well. This program headed into this past season with high expectations of making the NCAA tournament because they had a senior-laden team. The likes of Malcolm Hill, Tracy Abrams, Maverick Morgan and Mike Thorne […] Illinois Basketball: Projected Illini roster breakdown...
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5 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Remembering the careers of the Illini seniors

The Illinois basketball season came to an end in the NIT with a loss to the UCF Knights. Illinois won two games in the NIT, which is two more than I thought they would. They played tough and I greatly appreciated that. This team was led by the senior class this season. They had some […] Illinois Basketball: Remembering the careers of the Illini seniors - Writing Illini - Writing...
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6 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Final game of season sums up John Groce era

The Illinois basketball season came to an end last night in a disappointing loss to the UCF Knights. This wasn’t a game I expected to win because it was a long flight to Florida with only one day’s rest in between games. But, nonetheless, this game ended the 2016-17 season in true Illini fashion. Illinois […] Illinois Basketball: Final game of season sums up John Groce era...
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6 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood improves teams in year one

The reason the Illinois basketball team moved on from the previous regime was because they didn’t win games. It is as simple as that. Hiring a head coach like Brad Underwood will hopefully change that trend and Illinois will start winning once again. This is a program that has way too much pride to miss […] Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood improves teams in year one - Writing...
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6 days ago

Whitman dips in to his past in hiring Nancy Fahey to lead Illini women’s basketball program

Josh Whitman came to the University of Illinois from Washington University in St. Louis. It was a massive step up the collegiate ladder, going from Division III to Division I.  So if anyone knows what it takes to make that kind of a jump it is Whitman. On Wednesday, Whitman dipped in to that past in order to re-build the Illinois Fighting Illini as he hired Hall of Fame coach Nancy...
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6 days ago

Illinois Basketball: 3 biggest wins in Brad Underwood’s career

The Illinois basketball team hired Oklahoma State head coach Brad Underwood to lead their program into the future. This was a great hire by the Illini because they needed a leader who could win on and off the court and that is exactly what Underwood brings to the table. He is a guy who has […] Illinois Basketball: 3 biggest wins in Brad Underwood’s career - Writing Illini - Writing...
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7 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Who will benefit most from Underwood’s system?

Everyone should know that the Illinois basketball team now has themselves a real head coach. No, it is not Tony Bennett or Greg Marshall. However, it is a very talented coach with a nice track record as an assistant (Frank Martin and Bob Huggins) and as a head coach (Stephen F. Austin and OK State). […] Illinois Basketball: Who will benefit most from Underwood’s system? - Writing...
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7 days ago

Illinois Golf: Illini finish strong at Lone Star Invitational

The Illinois golf team went into the final round of the Lone Star Invitational with an eight-stroke lead but they couldn’t hold on for the win. Illinois didn’t play badly on day three. They finished the day with a score of -9 in the final round for an overall score of -36 for the tournament. […] Illinois Golf: Illini finish strong at Lone Star Invitational - Writing Illini...
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7 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini showing heart is greatly appreciated

The Illinois basketball team went into last night’s game against Boise State with high hopes for the future. But the great part about watching the game yesterday is that Illinois didn’t just look ahead and mail it in. They came into the game against the Broncos and wanted to win. On the court the Illini […] Illinois Basketball: Illini showing heart is greatly appreciated -...
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8 days ago

WATCH: Brad Underwood Introductory Press Conference 3/20/17

University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman officially introduced Brad Underwood as Fighting Illini men's basketball head coach on March 20, 2017.
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