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WATCH: Everyday Guys: All-Access for Rutgers Win, Williams Visit

A behind-the-scenes look at Deron Williams' visit to campus and the 91-60 Fighting Illini victory over Rutgers at State Farm Center | Jan. 30, 2018.

Illinois Football: Ezekiel Holmes added to list of official visits for the Illini

The Illinois football team continues to add recruits to the list for official visits this weekend. There are currently almost a handful of players coming to check out the campus in Champaign. Matthew Robinson, Dylan Wyatt and Jacob Hollins are all part of that group. You can now add Ezekiel Holmes to that list as […] Illinois Football: Ezekiel Holmes added to list of official visits...
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16 days ago

Illinois Football: 6 Illini recruits to watch on National Signing Day

The Illinois football team has put together a solid class of 2018 so far. But, they are not finished by any means. Illinois still has a few “big fish” to catch and some other recruits who should help the program win some ball games in the future. They need to land these players in order […] Illinois Football: 6 Illini recruits to watch on National Signing Day - Writing Illini - Writing...
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17 days ago

Illinois Basketball: In-depth with Trent Frazier’s father Rodnell

First, he won over the hearts of Wellington High School fans by dominating the basketball scene in his home state of Florida to the tune of 27.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists in route to a 9A state semifinals appearance and Player of the Year award. Next, he won over the hearts of Illinois […] Illinois Basketball: In-depth with Trent Frazier’s father Rodnell - Writing Illini...
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17 days ago

Takeaways from Illinois basketball’s win over Rutgers

With former Illini great Deron Williams courtside, the Fighting Illini took care of business against Rutgers on Tuesday night at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois (12-11, 2-8) defeated Rutgers (12-12, 2-9) 90-61 in what was a game that Illinois controlled from the tip. The Fighting Illini were aggressive, and their defense was outstanding as well. To add on,...
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WATCH: Trent Frazier 5 Straight Threes vs. Rutgers

Fighting Illini freshman Trent Frazier hit five consecutive three-pointers in a span of 3:54 in Illinois' 91-60 blowout victory over Rutgers at State Farm Center on Jan. 30, 2018.

WATCH: Deron Williams Press Conference | 1/30/18

Former Fighting Illini great Deron Williams was back on the Illinois campus for the Rutgers game on Jan. 30, 2018. He spoke with media at State Farm Center prior to the Illini victory.

WATCH: Deron Williams Returns to Illinois | 1/30/18

Fighting Illini great Deron Williams was back at State Farm Center for Illinois' 91-60 victory over Rutgers on Jan. 30, 2018.

WATCH: Brad Underwood Postgame Press Conference vs. Rutgers 1/30/18

Illinois basketball head coach Brad Underwood talks to media following the Fighting Illini's 91-60 win over Rutgers at State Farm Center on Jan. 30, 2018.

WATCH: Illini Players Postgame Press Conference vs. Rutgers 1/30/18

Illinois players Trent Frazier, Kipper Nichols and Leron Black talk to media following the Fighting Illini's 91-60 win over Rutgers at State Farm Center on Jan. 30, 2018.

Illinois Football: Illini have interest in OT Jarod DePriest

Building the trenches for the Illinois football team is one of the top priorities. Without good offensive and defensive lines, the entire football team can crumble. Just take a look at what the three Illini quarterbacks had to deal with last season. There was such a struggle behind center and this led to a two-win […] Illinois Football: Illini have interest in OT Jarod DePriest ...
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19 days ago

WATCH: Brad Underwood Press Conference 1/29/18

University of Illinois men's basketball coach Brad Underwood talks to media ahead of Tuesday's Fighting Illini game against Rutgers at State Farm Center (1/30).

WATCH: Illinois Basketball Kipper Nichols Practice Interview | 1/29/18

The Fighting Illini return home to host Rutgers on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at State Farm Center (6 pm CT on BTN).

Illinois Basketball: Nancy Fahey needs time to build the Illini roster

There was a big switch for the Illinois basketball program on both the men’s and women’s side in 2017. Athletic Director Josh Whitman made a drastic change to both programs. On the men’s side of things, Brad Underwood was left with some talent but not a lot. There were transfers and decommitments that would have […] Illinois Basketball: Nancy Fahey needs time to build the Illini...
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20 days ago

Illinois Basketball: Three paths to postseason play for the Illini

If the Illinois basketball team can make a late season run, what kind run will it be? And to what end? Starting on Tuesday with a home game against Rutgers, the Illini enter the final half of the Big Ten conference schedule at 1-8, and 11-11 overall. This remaining stretch of conference play sees the […] Illinois Basketball: Three paths to postseason play for the Illini - Writing...
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20 days ago

Illinois Football: Merlin Robertson would be centerpiece to Illini defense

The Illinois football team has a talented class of 2018 signed up right now. But, to complete this class, the Illini are going to have to snag a few more talented players. Merlin Robertson is one of the players who would complete this class. He would be a difference maker for the coaching staff and […] Illinois Football: Merlin Robertson would be centerpiece to Illini defense - Writing...
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20 days ago

WATCH: Everyday Guys: Underwood All-Access vs. Indiana

Fighting Illini head coach Brad Underwood was mic'd up during Illinois' home win over Indiana. Go all-access on the bench and in the locker room as the Illini topped the Hoosiers 73-71 at State Farm Center | Jan. 24, 2018.

Illinois Football: 5 ways the Illini will improve under Rod Smith

The Illinois football team wasn’t good in 2017 as they finished the year with two total wins. This past year was disappointing if you are an Illini fan. I had higher expectations than just two wins. They weren’t far off from having more victories, but their offense was one of the reasons why they fell […] Illinois Football: 5 ways the Illini will improve under Rod Smith - Writing...
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21 days ago

WATCH: Illinois Victory vs. Indiana | 1/24/18

The Fighting Illini defeated the Hoosiers, 73-71, at State Farm Center on Jan. 24, 2018.

WATCH: Illinois Football Press Conference 1/26/18

Illinois coach Lovie Smith officially introduced offensive coordinator Rod Smith and tight ends coach Cory Patterson at a press conference in Memorial Stadium on Jan. 26, 2018.

Illinois Basketball: Illini in Jermaine Couisnard’s top 3

It looks like the Illinois basketball team is in the mix for another guard in the class of 2018. Jermaine Couisnard is down to three programs – Louisville, South Carolina and Illinois – according to Sports Talk Radio Network. He has apparently already made his decision and notified the coach who he is selecting. I […] Illinois Basketball: Illini in Jermaine Couisnard’s top 3 - Writing...
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23 days ago

WATCH: Brad Underwood Postgame Press Conference vs. Indiana 1/24/18

Illinois basketball head coach Brad Underwood talks to media following the Fighting Illini's 73-71 win over Indiana at State Farm Center on Jan. 24, 2018.

WATCH: Illini Players Postgame Press Conference vs. Indiana 1/24/18

Illinois players Trent Frazier, Kipper Nichols and Leron Black talk to media following the Fighting Illini's 73-71 win over Indiana at State Farm Center on Jan. 24, 2018.

WATCH: Illinois Postgame Press Conference vs. #6 Michigan State 1/22/18

Illinois basketball head coach Brad Underwood and sophomore Kipper Nichols talk to media following the Fighting Illini's 87-74 loss to #6 Michigan State at State Farm Center on Jan. 22, 2018.

WATCH: Illinois vs. Michigan State Trailer | Jan. 22, 2018

The Fighting Illini return to State Farm Center to host No. 6 Michigan State on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.
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