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Dec. 7 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:30pm

How can Illinois use wins against North Carolina State and VCU to springboard this season? What starting five would you go with? Who is Illinois targeting in the Class of 2018? Is this an NCAA tournament team? Beat writer Scott Richey is ready to supply you answers during his weekly chat, which tips off at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Feel free to submit questions in advance.

Dec. 8 prep sports chat

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:30pm

What boys' and girls' basketball teams are standing out so far? How is Brandon Trimble's ankle? Who might win a wrestling state title come February? When does All-Area football run? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is chatting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, but questions submitted ahead of time are welcome.

Dec. 8 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

What are the big takeaways so far for the Illinois basketball team in nonconference play? How is recruiting going for Lovie Smith's program? Is a bowl game in the cards for Illinois in 2017? When does The News-Gazette's All-Area football team come out? Sports editor Matt Daniels will gladly answer any questions thrown his way in his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday.

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Dec. 5 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:00am

Did the College Football Playoff selection committee get it right? How is recruiting going for Lovie Smith? How will win the Heisman? For the answers to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in withour veteran college football writer.

Dec. 1 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 3:30pm

What were the differences for the Illini in snapping a three-game losing streak with Tuesday night's win against North Carolina State? How hot is John Groce's seat? What positions do Lovie Smith and his staff need to fill with the 2017 recruiting class? What area high school boys' basketball teams might make a run to Peoria? How does The News-Gazette pick its All-State football team?

Dec. 1 prep sports chat

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:30pm

Now that the fall sports season is over, what are some winter sports teams to keep an eye on? How good is Champaign Central boys' basketball? What about Iroquois West girls' basketball? Could either team make a run to the state tournament? Who are some of the top returning wrestlers in the area? What about boys' swimming?

Nov. 30 Illinois basketball & volleyball chat

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:30pm

Tuesday's ACC/Big Ten Challenge stands as Illinois' last chance to salvage the month of November. Wednesday's chat with beat writer Scott Richey is your chance to find out what he thought (good or bad) about the first month of the season and what it means moving forward. Like ... Will turnovers continue to be an issue? When will Jalen Coleman-Lands regain a consistent shooting stroke?

Nov. 28 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:00am

How did Illinois look against Northwestern? Will the Illini be better in 2017? What is the Illinois recruiting priority? For the answers to these questions and anything else on our mind, check in with our longtime college football writer.

Nov. 22 Illinois basketball chat

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 1:30pm

Illinois is off to Brooklyn for Thanksgiving? How will John Groce's program fare against West Virginia on Thursday while you're enjoying turkey? What will Malcolm Hill and the rest of the Illini need to do well to beat the Mountaineers? When does Kipper Nichols return? How will Jeremiah Tilmon fare in his senior season at East St. Louis?

Nov. 21 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:00am

How did Illinois look against Iowa? Does the team have a chance to beat Northwestern? Who will be the next player to commit to the 2017 class? For the answers to these questions, or anything else on your mind, check in with our veteral college football writer.

Nov. 17 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

What does Jeremiah Tilmon's signing with Illinois mean for the program? Will Lovie Smith's program finish the season with three straight losses? Has Monticello football ever played for a state title? When will The News-Gazette's All-Area and All-State teams be released? Sports editor Matt Daniels is willing to tackle any question thrown his way in his weekly 2 p.m. chat on Thursday.

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