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Following ACL tear, Abrams adjusting to the bench

Illinois' Tracy Abrams (13) attempts a layup during the first round game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament against Indiana at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, on Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 The Illini won 64-54.

November 4, 2014

At first, Tracy Abrams didn’t think the injury was that bad. He was in shock and a few seconds later he felt the pain. “I knew something was wrong,” Abrams said. As he lay on the court near one of the baskets at Ubben Basketball complex with pain shooting through his right knee, his thoughts turned t...

Starks learns hard work from family, grandmother

Starks learns hard work from family, grandmother

November 4, 2014

Ahmad Starks is quiet. He always has been. The senior guard for the Illinois men’s basketball team has never been much of a talker. For the most part, he lets his actions speak for themselves, both on the court and off. His quiet, cautious personality comes from his grandmother, Marzola Robinson. S...