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Fighting Illini Point Guard Target Commits to Washington

Posted to Fighting IlliniCanadian Point Guard Jermaine Haley has committed to play for the Washington Huskies, according to his AAU coach. Washington just received commitment from guard Jermaine Haley, his AAU coach told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 28, 2014 Haley is in the Class of 2016, and the Fighting Illini were one of the first teams to begin recruiting him....
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Previews, Pt. 3: Illinois Fighting Illini

So long, Nathan Scheelhaase. Four-year starters at any position are rare, much less at quarterback, where fate always seems to sideline a player with an injury at inopportune moments. Nevertheless, Scheelhaase walked onto the field as a freshman and went on to amass just shy of 10,000 yards of total offense in his career, including [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The...
Via No Coast Bias
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Groce Receives Extension

Posted to Fighting IlliniThe University of Illinois announces on Thursday that they have extended basketball coach, John Groce’s contract. His extension is now through the 2018-2019. Groce also received a bump in salary to 1.7 million per season. “John Groce has done an excellent job in his first two years as Illinois basketball coach, so we are pleased to extend his contract...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jawun Evans To Visit Illinois in September

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingAt last, Jawun Evans will be visiting Illinois. Marcus Jackson of The News Gazette responded to a fan question about official visits saying that Jawun Evans will be visiting Illinois the weekend of September 13th. Evans is likely the key to Illinois’ future success. If Evans joins the Fighting Illini and fills the gaping hole that will be left...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Breakdown: Illinois Fighting Illini Full Preview

Tim Beckman, the head coach of the Illinois Illini, is on arguably the hottest of hot seats. His first year with the Illini was 2012, and his team went 2-10. In 2013, the Illini went 4-8, which was an improvement. However, the issue with Beckman has been the peripheral nonsense. In 2012, according to USA Today, he was caught on camera chewing tobacco on the sidelines, which breaks...
Via Football Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Ranked 85th in the Nation for 2014

Posted to Fighting IlliniIllinois Football is ranked 85th in NFL.com’s 2014 college football rankings. Ranked just ahead of the Fighting Illini? Ohio, North Texas, Tulane, and Virginia. Certainly not the cream of the crop. I’d like nothing more than to sit here and dispute the ranking and tell everyone that Illinois football is underrated, but to be 100% honest the ranking fits...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

JUCO transfer Darrius Caldwell will not enroll at ASU

Linebacker Darrius Caldwell, a junior-college transfer expected to compete for a starting position, will not enroll at Arizona State because of academic reasons. Caldwell (6-foot-6 and 235 pounds) played last season at Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg, Miss. ESPN.com ranked him as the nation's No. 40 junior-college prospect. Coming out of high school in 2011, Caldwell...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Touted transfer Caldwell won't enroll at ASU for academic reasons

With fall camp less than three weeks away, Arizona State's defense has already taken a hit, as touted junior college transfer Darrius Caldwell will not enroll due to academic reasons. Caldwell, who played last season at Pearl River Community College in Hattiesburg, Miss., was expected to compete for a starting job at Devil-backer. Caldwell could have even been the favorite at...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Package Deal Becoming a Reality?

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingThe thought of Elijah Thomas and Jawun Evans playing together in an Illinois uniform has been a largely inconceivable thought for Fighting Illini fans, but could it be a reality? “It’s on our mind.” – Jawun Evans to SNY.tv   “Coach Groce and Coach Jamall [Walker] are recruiting me pretty hard, me and Jawun.” – Elijah Thomas   ...
Via Sports Mockery
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini debuting new uniforms, possible new logo?

The Illinois Fighting Illini will debut an updated brand identity at a special event on Wednesday, April 16, starting at 7 pm at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts on the UI campus. For those of you who didn’t go to business school, “brand identity” translates into logo, colors, trademark etc. Will there be a new logo? We’ll probably have to wait until the 16th to find...
Via The Sports Bank
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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