Some dates this season every Illinois men''s basketball fan should remember:
PEORIA – The moment Illinois basketball fans have all been waiting for has finally arrived – just like Sergio McClain said it would.
Danville's Mike Small, a former Illini, earned his PGA Tour card Sunday at the Nike Tour Championship in Opelika, Ala.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – It didn't get any easier for Ron Turner's idle Illini Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN – When Sergio McClain, Marcus Griffin and Final Four MVP Frank Williams are finished cutting down the nets a few Marches from now, be sure to find Jerry Hester and say thanks.
Here's a look at how the Lon Kruger's Illinois men's basketball team stacks up, according to preseason publications:
CHAMPAIGN – He's got his mug shot in the media guide, just like Sergio McClain, Awvee Storey and the rest of the new guys.
He's got his name on the back of his uniform, the same No. 30 Marcus Liberty, Robert Bennett and all the Judsons used to sport.
Shoot, Luke Williams even has a shot at playing time this winter if he shoots like he did in his Little Okaw Valley Conference days.
CHAMPAIGN – Don Hardin wasn't at a loss for words. Just at a loss for explanations.
Lindsay Speer set the pace, and the rest of the Illini followed her to victory.
CHAMPAIGN – Get used to seeing more of freshman Betsy Spicer.
Maybe even in the starting lineup tonight when Ohio State visits Huff Hall.