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Wheelchair basketball finding its rhythm heading into winter break

By Thomas Polcyn

December 9, 2015

Tweet- #Illini wheelchair basketball looks to build on successful pastBy Thomas PolcynStaff writerIt was not all that long ago the women’s wheelchair basketball team fell just short of a national title, finishing second to Alabama in the 2015 national championship game. Relying on experience and stro...

Men’s wheelchair basketball coach leads Team USA in Japanese tournament

Illinois' Derek Hoot (30) attempts a shot during the wheelchair basketball game v. Missouri at the ARC on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Illinois won 53-46.

By Thomas Polcyn

November 18, 2015

One of the better opportunities that a coach or player can receive is to represent their country in international competition. This past week, men’s wheelchair basketball coach Matt Buchibr got that chance.Though it is still an honor, Buchi has plenty of prior experience coaching Team USA. He has b...

Junior basketball player Derek Hoot thriving at Illinois

By Thomas Polcyn

October 19, 2015

After nearly two months of preparation, the Illini men’s wheelchair basketball team is finally set to begin this year’s campaign. The team will travel to Southwest Minnesota State this weekend for a tournament.One player in particular that is looking forward to getting started is Derek Hoot. The junior is orig...