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LoVett snub a reminder of Groce’s point guard problem

LoVett snub a reminder of Groce’s point guard problem

By Alex Roux

May 25, 2015

Late Wednesday evening, Illinois men’s basketball fans were issued an uncomfortable reminder.Like a mountain of dirty dishes that eventually becomes too big to ignore, Illini fans were forced to stare down the bare spot in their future point guard cupboard when 2015 target Marcus LoVett, Jr. tweeted tha...

Illini basketball struggles to find rhythm on season

By Nicholas Fortin

May 10, 2015

By Nicholas fortinstaff writerIllinois (19-14, 9-9 Big Ten) dealt with injuries, suspensions and other obstacles in a season full of setbacks and in the end the Illini just couldn’t cope with the off-court complications as the team finished the season disappointed.The Illini came into the season w...

SafeWalks to release mobile app in late February

SafeWalks to release mobile app in late February

February 18, 2015

Students walking home alone at night, fearful of walking by themselves but not comfortable calling the University police department, will soon have a new alternative. SafeWalks, a program sponsored by the University police department that provides student patrols to escort students and faculty aroun...

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

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

October 22, 2014

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 ...

Illini recruiting watch: Marcus LoVett

Illini recruiting watch: Marcus LoVett

October 7, 2014

Who is Marcus LoVett? In a recruiting class where the names Jalen Brunson, Jawun Evans, Elijah Thomas, Jalen Coleman-Lands and Carlton Bragg have been etched into Illini fans’ collective wish lists, the name LoVett carries less recognition. But now LoVett, a 5-foot-11 senior point guard out of Morgan Pa...