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10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

May 14, 2014


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Oct. 1 — Transfer Ahmad Starks denied waiver by the NCAA to play the 2013-14 season. The guard from Oregon State who transferred to Illinois to be closer to his grandmother was told by the NCAA that he could not play this season, leaving Illinois with a hole at point guard behind starter Tracy Abr...

Recruit Cliff Alexander snubs Illini, commits to Jayhawks

Recruit Cliff Alexander snubs Illini, commits to Jayhawks

November 15, 2013


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The jewel of John Groce’s eye spurned Illinois and his home state school in favor of Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks. Chicago native and Curie Metropolitan High School center Cliff Alexander verbally committed to play at Kansas in a televised announcement. Alexander was the No. 3-ranked player overal...