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ICYMI: Illinois lands four-star forward Tevian Jones

ICYMI: Illinois lands four-star forward Tevian Jones

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Brad Underwood and company landed their fifth recruit of the 2018 class earlier today when small forward Tevian Jones announced his commitment to the Illini via his personal twitter account. The six-foot-six athlete had offers from Arizona, California and Nevada. https://twitter.com/TheReal_TJones/status/981195951032291328 Jones...

ICYMI: Finke and Lucas transferring, Illini add one

ICYMI: Finke and Lucas transferring, Illini add one

By The Daily Illini Sports Desk

March 28, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Redshirt-junior Michael Finke and sophomore guard Te'Jon Lucas announced they will both be transferring from the program on March 26. Originally from Champaign, Illinois, Finke, the hometown favorite from Centennial High School, has received his degree from the University and will have one year...

Basketball, football pick up star commitments for 2018

Basketball, football pick up star commitments for 2018

By The Daily Illini Sports Desk

March 12, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Football, Men's Sports, Sports

It was a big weekend for both Illinois basketball and football. Both teams locked down commitments from high-profile recruits during each of their respective visits. The Illini men’s basketball team landed a commitment from its third member of the 2018 recruiting class. Samba Kane comes in as a ...

Fighting Illini men’s basketball land third member of 2018 recruiting class

Fighting Illini men’s basketball land third member of 2018 recruiting class

By Eli Schuster, Assistant Sports Editor for Video

March 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team has locked down a commitment from its third member of the 2018 recruiting class. First of all I want to thank God and my mom for always supporting me during the process I also wanna thanks the Illinois stuff for giving me this great opportunity special than...

Mark Smith to transfer from Illinois after one season

Mark Smith to transfer from Illinois after one season

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Freshman guard Mark Smith will transfer from the Illinois basketball program after one season, according to a report from Joe Henricksen of City/Suburban Hoops Report. https://twitter.com/joehoopsreport/status/970725606357897216 Illinois Athletics confirmed this on Monday afternoon in a press release. “We ...

Illini men’s basketball year in review

Illini men’s basketball year in review

By Thomas Polcyn, Illini hoops columnist

March 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

As the wise men of the Grateful Dead once said, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.” This Illini men’s basketball season was one of many highs and lows ranging from initial tournament hopes, a fifth straight Braggin’ Rights win, heartbreaking losses and many more big moments. But, it en...

Frazier, Black earn Big Ten honors

Frazier, Black earn Big Ten honors

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois guard Trent Frazier and forward Leron Black each earned Big Ten honors on Monday ahead of the start of the Big Ten Tournament. Frazier was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team and both him and Black earned an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention. Frazier led all Big Ten freshmen in points,...

FBI investigation creates perfect opportunity for NCAA

FBI investigation creates perfect opportunity for NCAA

By Cole Henke, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

Arizona head coach Sean Miller was not present at his team’s loss to Oregon on Saturday. Only hours before the game, it was announced that Miller was the latest victim of the FBI’s investigation into college basketball. The FBI wire-tapped his phones and heard him discussing paying Deandre Ayton $10...

Illinois’ Eboigbodin is still finding his way

Illinois’ Eboigbodin is still finding his way

By James Boyd, Staff writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Trailing 37-28 in the midst of a 14-6 run by Purdue, Illinois needed a basket from anyone to stop the bleeding. On the Illini’s next possession, Greg Eboigbodin caught the ball in the post, turned and missed a point-blank layup at the rim. Head coach Brad Underwood threw his hands up in the air as i...

Illini’s best not enough for No. 9 Boilermakers

Illini’s best not enough for No. 9 Boilermakers

By Thomas Polcyn, Illini hoops columnist

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

“Good college basketball game,” is how head coach Brad Underwood opened up Thursday's presser, and that's exactly what it was: a good basketball game. Despite the loss, the Illini played one of their most complete games all season, and thanks to huge games from Trent Frazier and Leron Black, had a ...

Michigan State dominates Illinois in second half

Michigan State dominates Illinois in second half

By Will Gerard, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois kept it close early in East Lansing but was plagued by another slow start out of the halftime intermission. The visitors trailed by just three points at halftime, following a layup from freshman forward Greg Eboigbodin on a dish from fellow freshman point guard Trent Frazier with nine secon...

Black’s game speaks volumes for Illinois

Black’s game speaks volumes for Illinois

By James Boyd, Staff writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

On the court, Leron Black has no problem talking. His deep, raspy voice can be heard barking out Illinois’ tasks on both sides of the ball. But when he’s not on that 94-by-50 foot stretch of hardwood, he usually doesn’t have much to say. Black has only met with the media a handful of times this y...

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