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Aug. 25 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 2:00pm

How much does the recruiting efforts of John Groce and Lovie Smith overlap? Why was Smith talking to Trent Frazier a big deal? Who is the next football commit to pop for Illinois? How difficult is the Illini's schedule this season? What area high school football teams should fans keep an eye on? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which kicks off at 2 p.m.

Aug. 25 prep sports chat

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:30pm

Fall sports are underway for the 2016-17 school year. What football teams might contend for a state title? Will Champaign Central football replicate its run to the Class 5A state semifinals from a year ago? Who are some of the top volleyball teams and players? Will Urbana Uni High boys' soccer advance to the state tournament again?

Aug. 24 Illinois basketball and volleyball chat

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:30pm

What's next for recruiting with point guard Trent Frazier in the fold? Will Illinois have the top 2017 class in the Big Ten? What can players do now that school is back in session? Is this the year Kevin Hambly's volleyball team gets past the Sweet 16?

Aug. 22 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 11:00am

Is the Illinois football team ready to start the season? Who will be some of the surprise players in Lovie Smith's first year? Can Murray State give the Illini a game? For the answers to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football writer.

Aug. 18 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

What did John Groce, Malcolm Hill and Michael Finke have to say at Monday night's N-G Sports Page radio show? Where is the show next Monday? How is training camp going for Lovie Smith? Will Trent Frazier or Lere Oladipo commit to the Illini this weekend? Anything is fair game as sports editor Matt Daniels takes your questions at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to submit them in advance, too.

Aug. 17 Illinois basketball & volleyball chat

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:30pm

It's that time of year. The 2016-17 Illinois basketball season is less than three months from tipping off, and in the meantime, the Illini volleyball team is just a week-plus away from the start of its own season. Beat writer Scott Richey is ready for your questions about both John Groce and Kevin Hambly's programs. Like ... What do Groce and Co.

Aug. 15 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:00am

How have the Illini looked in training camp? What kind of impact will Jimmy Fitzgerald's reparture have on the team? Will Lovie Smith be adding more commitments soon? For the answer to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football writer, who is in his 28th year covering Illinois.

Aug. 11 Ask the the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

Why is Jimmy Fitzgerald leaving Illinois? What are the big takeaways from the first week of Illinois football practice? How is the scholarship situation for Illinois basketball's Class of 2017? What can fans expect out of the Illini this upcoming fall sports season? Where can I pick up a copy of the 100-page IlliniHQ football yearbook?

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