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Bragg to decide between Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky

Bragg to decide between Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky

January 8, 2015

Another one of Illinois head coach John Groce’s high-profile recruiting targets is set to make a decision. Carlton Bragg, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Cleveland in the class of 2015, is set to make his college choice between Illinois, Kansas and Kentucky on Thursday afternoon. Groce and Bragg have developed ...

Recruiting trail is labor of love for Groce, staff

Illinois head coach John Groce and his staff spend the summer chasing prized recruits during the grueling offseason.

November 11, 2014

The NCAA college basketball season runs for roughly five months, from November through March. College basketball coaches spend that time of year under a microscope and bright lights as their teams play dozens of games per season on national TV. But every year, March eventually ends, and the lights di...

Illinois men’s basketball opens season against Alabama State

Illinois Rayvonte Rice (24) celebrates during the game against Northwood at State Farm Center in Champaign Illinois on Sunday Nov. 3rd 2013. The Illini won 83-67

By Johnathan Hettinger

November 7, 2013

The season is finally here. After first getting together in June, the Illinois men’s basketball team will finally tip off its season Friday night against Alabama State. For seven Illini — five freshmen and two transfers — it will be their first time competing in orange and blue. “It’s here,”...