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Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

Eli Schuster, Assistant Sports Editor for Video
June 21, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transferred to George Washington University on Wednesday afternoon. Let's get it !!😈 pic.twitter.com/ajOmBraRTP — Agent Zero (@DWill_0) June 21, 2017   The 6-foot-7 guard appeared in 17 games and averaged a total of 2.3 point...

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Within a week of signing three-star forward Greg Eboigbodin, Brad Underwood has bolstered the 2017 recruiting class with another big man, 6-foot-9 Slovenian Matic Vesel. Vesel, who plays for the U20 Slovenian national team and has played with Slovenian club Helios Suns, is coming into a situation...

Greg Eboigbodin signs with Illinois basketball

Greg Eboigbodin signs with Illinois basketball

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois basketball lands another recruit in former UIC signee Greg Eboigbodin. Announced via Twitter, the 6-foot-9 power forward will being joining fellow signees Mark Smith, Trent Frazier and Da'Monte Williams in 2017 class, as well as graduate transfer Mark Alstork. Eboigbodin chose to decommit...

Illinois misses out on Georgetown transfer Akoy Agau

Illinois misses out on Georgetown transfer Akoy Agau

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
May 27, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Georgetown transfer forward Akoy Agau signed with SMU on Saturday. The guard visited Illinois on May 11. Agau announced his decision through Omaha World Herald reporter Mike Sautter. The 6-foot- 8 forward is eligible to play immediately and has one year of eligibility remaining, but he can be...

Jalen Coleman-Lands granted a release from Illinois

Jalen Coleman-Lands granted a release from Illinois

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Jalen Coleman-Lands has been granted a release from Illini basketball. Evan Daniels, a Scout reporter, released a tweet Thursday morning announcing the junior's release from Illinois according to the athlete's father. The Indianapolis native was the highest-rated player brought in by former head...

Graduate transfer Mark Alstork signs with Illinois

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Wright State graduate transfer guard Mark Alstork signed with Illinois on May 24th. Alstork announced his decision via Twitter. He visited Illinois on May 11. The 6-foot- 5 guard is eligible to play immediately and has one year of eligibility remaining. He visited Pittsburgh, Louisiana State,...

Illinois’ Big Ten tournament hopes slim after loss to Iowa

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Time is running out for Illinois to make a move if it hopes to qualify for the Big Ten tournament, and its 6-5 loss to Iowa Thursday night did not do them any favors. Illinois (22-27, 8-14 Big Ten) must sweep Iowa (33-18, 14-8) during a Friday doubleheader and hope Purdue (three games) and Michigan State (two games) lose ou...

Jeremiah Tilmon commits to Mizzou

Jeremiah Tilmon commits to Mizzou

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Former Illini basketball signee Jeremiah Tilmon committed to Mizzou earlier today. Tilmon requested a release from his contract in early April after head coach John Groce was replaced by Brad Underwood. The East St. Louis native had seemed indecisive about the Illini from the beginning as he verbally...

Nine Illini on scholarship entering final days of recruiting

Nine Illini on scholarship entering final days of recruiting

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Before new Illinois men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood hits the hardwood for a game in his first season with his team, he needs to finish putting together his roster. The Illini currently have nine players on scholarship for the 2017-18 season. With no seniors on the current roster, four...

Three Illini football players arrested for armed robbery

Three Illini football players arrested for armed robbery

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Three Illinois football players were arrested this morning and are set to be formally charged tomorrow. Darta Lee, 18, Zarrian Holcombe, 19, and Howard Watkins, 18, are in custody with preliminary charges of home invasion and armed robbery. Champaign police Lt. Dave Shaffer told The News-Gazette...

D.J. Williams transferring from Illinois

D.J. Williams transferring from Illinois

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
May 8, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

D.J. Williams is transferring from Illinois. The Illini granted Williams a full release Monday. Head coach Brad Underwood made a statement Monday evening on Williams’ departure. “After meeting with D.J., we came to the decision that a fresh start is in his best interest,” Underwood said. ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics finishes season on high note

Illinois men’s gymnastics finishes season on high note

Will Gerard, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports

All season long, head coach Justin Spring spoke of looking for consistency from his team, and he finally got that performance during postseason play. The Illini started the season strong, winning their first 11 meets of the year before suffering four-consecutive defeats leading up to the Big Ten cham...

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