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Elijah Thomas commits to Texas A&M over Illinois, others

Elijah Thomas commits to Texas A&M over Illinois, others

October 22, 2014


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Elijah Thomas, the No. 29 player in the Class of 2015 according to ESPN.com, has committed to Texas A&M over Illinois and three other schools. The 6-foot-9 forward picked the Aggies over the Illini, LSU, SMU and Oklahoma State. Thomas’ recruitment had many Illini fans hopeful that he would end ...

Thomas “relieved” as recruitment nears end

Thomas “relieved” as recruitment nears end

October 20, 2014


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When Elijah Thomas announces his college decision Tuesday afternoon, it will mark the end of a wild recruiting process for the star forward out of Texas. Recruiting never ends for college coaches and programs, but for many aspiring Division I basketball players like Thomas, it’s an experience they will ...

Catching up with Elijah Thomas

Catching up with Elijah Thomas

October 9, 2014


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During this roller coaster of a recruiting season, no Illini recruit has been more fun to follow than Elijah Thomas. Sure, Illinois fans received the best news of the fall so far when Jalen Coleman-Lands committed to John Groce on Sept. 23, but Coleman-Lands’ recruiting saga had a more toned-down approach than...

Illini recruiting watch: Elijah Thomas and Jalen Coleman

Illini recruiting watch: Elijah Thomas and Jalen Coleman

September 18, 2014


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A busy basketball weekend on campus just got even busier. Elijah Thomas, one of the best forwards in the country in the Class of 2015, was already set to visit campus this weekend. Now Jalen Coleman, another highly-ranked prospect, is scheduled to join him. Coleman is ranked as an elite combo guard...

Illinois women’s track and field to compete in LSU Alumni Gold Meet

April 18, 2014


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The Illinois’s women’s track and field team will send 14 athletes to Baton Rouge, La., this weekend to compete in the LSU Alumni Gold meet. They will also send one athlete, pole vaulter Jennifer DeBellis to Lexington, Ky., to compete in the Kentucky Invitational. Though the team will be split up at different meets and num...