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Illinois Basketball: 3 options for the future center position

The Illinois basketball team needs to find the answer on who will be the center for the future. This question has been mulled over for a while now since the decommitment of top 50 recruit, Jeremiah Tilmon. That was a bad day for Illinois basketball fans, but hopefully, things are going to start to get […] Illinois Basketball: 3 options for the future center position - Writing Illini...
Via Writing Illini
6 hours ago

Illinois Sports: Mark Smith a huge get for Illini basketball, but who will pay up front?

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team snagged one of the biggest recruits in the last decade. Mark Smith gave his commitment to the Illini for the class of 2017. While Smith committing is a big deal, one question still remains. Who is going […] Illinois Sports: Mark Smith a huge get for Illini basketball,...
Via Writing Illini
7 hours ago

WATCH: Illinois Fighting Illini 2016-17 All-Sports Music Video

2016-17 @IlliniAthletics All-Sports Music Video, produced for THE OSKEES award ceremony on April 24, 2017. 2016-17 Award Winners and Finalists: http://bit.ly/OskeeAwards17

WATCH: Illini Basketball Coach Brad Underwood Media Session | 4/27/17

Fighting Illini basketball coach Brad Underwood talked to media about the signing of Illinois Mr. Basketball Mark Smith and offseason workouts on April 27. 2017.

Illinois Fighting Illini golfers set to win back-to-back Big Ten titles

The defending Big Ten Champions, Illinois Fighting Illini, are set to take the course on Friday in a bid to repeat. In 2016, the Illini didn’t just win the Big Ten title, they lapped the field shooting a team total of -26. This number was 13 strokes clear of the runner-up Iowa Hawkeyes. Don’t look […] Illinois Fighting Illini golfers set to win back-to-back Big Ten titles ...
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1 day ago

Illinois Sports: Edwardsville’s Mark Smith, state’s Mr. Basketball, chooses Illinois

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. Last night, the Illinois basketball team received a big commitment. Mark Smith took the podium to announce that he will be attending the University of Illinois. Smith is a top 100 point guard and a player that many teams were vying […] Illinois Sports: Edwardsville’s Mark Smith, state’s Mr. Basketball...
Via Writing Illini
1 day ago

Illinois Basketball: 3 reasons Mark Smith was a huge commitment

The Illinois basketball team landed Mark Smith, who was one of the most talented players left on the recruiting market. Smith picked the Illini over Michigan State in what was a tough recruiting battle. Up to this point, he had been on multiple visits including the Spartans, as well as Ohio State and Kentucky. The […] Illinois Basketball: 3 reasons Mark Smith was a huge commitment...
Via Writing Illini
1 day ago

Illinois Basketball: Mark Smith commits to Illini over Spartans

There have been many recruits over the years that the Illinois basketball team needed to snag. I can’t remember the last time a player had this much hype, though. Illinois has been after Mark Smith for quite some time. He was a high priority for the previous coaching regime and even when Brad Underwood and […] Illinois Basketball: Mark Smith commits to Illini over Spartans -...
Via Writing Illini
1 day ago

WATCH: Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame - Dick Butkus

Profile on former Fighting Illini football player Dick Butkus - 2017 Inaugural class inductee. Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame: http://fightingillini.com/halloffame

WATCH: Jade Hilton performs "Who I am" at the 2017 Oskee Awards

Fighting Illini tennis player Jade Hilton performed her original piece "Who I Am" at the 2017 Oskee Awards with volleyball's Jordyn Poulter accompanying on keyboard.

Illinois Basketball: Recruiting history of top 100 point guards

The Illinois basketball team has a history of bringing in talented point guards to lead this program. In the current recruiting class, Brad Underwood still has a great point guard committed. This point guard should lead the team for years to come and be a special player when his career is finished. Underwood also has […] Illinois Basketball: Recruiting history of top 100 point...
Via Writing Illini
2 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Charlie Moore picks Kansas, but future is still bright

The Illinois basketball team wants to build their program up to where they can compete for national titles. I thought one of the ways the Illini could achieve this goal was to snag talented transfer point guard, Charlie Moore. What I failed to realize, though, is that he didn’t want to come to Champaign the […] Illinois Basketball: Charlie Moore picks Kansas, but future is still...
Via Writing Illini
2 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini likely to make cut for Ayo Dosunmu

The Illinois basketball team is one of the main programs that will likely make the cut for Ayo Dosunmu. According to Corey Evans of Rivals, Dosunmu is focusing on a handful of schools that includes Xavier, Northwestern and Illinois. These three were the programs he mentioned in the recent interview that was conducted by Evans. […] Illinois Basketball: Illini likely to make cut...
Via Writing Illini
3 days ago

Illinois Football: 5 players who could be selected in 2017 NFL Draft

The Illinois football team may have had a bad season, but there are still a few players that are projected to go in the NFL Draft this week. The NFL Draft is something that had eluded the Illini for a few years in a row under the previous regime, but things are changing in Champaign. […] Illinois Football: 5 players who could be selected in 2017 NFL Draft - Writing Illini - Writing...
Via Writing Illini
3 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Mark Smith sets commitment time

The weekend ended and the entire Illinois basketball fanbase held their collective breath as they waited for any breaking news on the Mark Smith front. We waited and waited until about 2 p.m. CT on Monday and then finally, some news broke on Smith. But, the news ended up being when he will commit. Derek […] Illinois Basketball: Mark Smith sets commitment time - Writing Illini ...
Via Writing Illini
3 days ago

Illinois athletic department lost $6.2 million in 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign athletic director said his department was operating at about a $6.2 million deficit in 2016, with both revenue and spending figures ranking in the bottom half of the Big Ten. Josh Whitman delivered a presentation Monday to the university’s Senate Executive Committee where he provided an overview of the athletic...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood not putting all eggs in one basket

There is a few class of 2018 recruits that the Illinois basketball team has been focusing on for the last few years. Ayo Dosunmu and Tim Finke are the two players that the previous coaching regime really targeted. These two recruits are special and both are ranked in the top 100. But, the new regime […] Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood not putting all eggs in one basket - Writing...
Via Writing Illini
4 days ago

Illinois Sports: Two more 2018 prospects get Illini hoops offer

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team continues to work hard to build the class of 2018. This is a class that has many great stars waiting to shine at the next level. Brad Underwood currently has four scholarships available for that season. But, […] Illinois Sports: Two more 2018 prospects get Illini hoops...
Via Writing Illini
4 days ago

Illinois Basketball: 4 Illini recruiting targets doing well in AAU league

The Illinois basketball team is recruiting some extremely talented players for the class of 2018 and 2019. These players are going to help continue building the program up to where it needs to be. They are going to be key pieces to the championship runs that Illinois will go on the next decade. Brad Underwood […] Illinois Basketball: 4 Illini recruiting targets doing well in AAU...
Via Writing Illini
5 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood hitting the recruiting trail hard

As soon as Brad Underwood signed on with the Illinois basketball team, I knew he was going to be a hard-working recruiter. You can’t tell if Underwood is going to turn around the Illini because he hasn’t coached a single game in the orange and blue, but he is clearly going to put the work in […] Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood hitting the recruiting trail hard - Writing...
Via Writing Illini
6 days ago

Illinois Football: Illini add Julian Pearl to the class of 2018

The Illinois football team added to their class of 2018 today with a commitment to help the offense. It was announced via Twitter that Julian Pearl has committed to the Illini. He was originally a Northern Illinois commit as of February 6, 2017, but the Illini flipped him to join their class of 2018. Pearl […] Illinois Football: Illini add Julian Pearl to the class of 2018 - Writing...
Via Writing Illini
6 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini offer to Francesco Badocchi would add depth at forward

As many of you heard, the Illinois basketball team offered another scholarship yesterday for the class of 2017. This most recent offer was handed to Francesco Badocchi. He is a very interesting player that is starting to pick up some traction in the recruiting ranks. Badocchi isn’t ranked but he does have a few scholarship […] Illinois Basketball: Illini offer to Francesco Badocchi...
Via Writing Illini
7 days ago

Illinois Sports: 3-star forward Badocchi talks Illini offer

Here is the Illinois Sports news from around the country and around the internet. The Illinois basketball team is still pursuing a handful of players for the class of 2017. This can still be a special group if they can land one or two more talented players. The most recent offer by the Illini is […] Illinois Sports: 3-star forward Badocchi talks Illini offer - Writing Illini -...
Via Writing Illini
7 days ago

WATCH: Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame - Herb McKenley

Profile on former Fighting Illini men's track and field athlete Herb McKenley - 2017 Inaugural class inductee. Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame: http://fightingillini.com/halloffame

Illinois Basketball: 4 reasons why Charlie Moore will commit to the Illini

The history that the Illinois basketball team has with the recruitment of Charlie Moore is sad. They lost out to him before last season and he was a player that I really wanted. Moore ended up committing to the California Golden Bears where he averaged 28.8 minutes, 12.2 points, 2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per […] Illinois Basketball: 4 reasons why Charlie Moore will commit to the...
Via Writing Illini
8 days ago
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