Paul Klee

Paul Klee

Hill enjoys time with USA Basketball

Hear more from Klee Saturday at 10 on WDWS.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — On one court was Anthony Randolph, an NBA veteran of seven seasons and a professional rookie when Malcolm Hill was 12.

Klee on the Buffs

Paul Klee, who covered Illinois basketball for six-plus seasons before relocating to his native Denver in November (follow him on Twitter @Klee_Gazette), gives us his take on the Illini’s matchup against Colorado.

Top 25s: Illini receiving votes

AP Top 25

Three Amigos: Going out in style

CHAMPAIGN — First, the stuffed animals.

As a college freshman, D.J. Richardson piled them high on his bed in the dorm room he shared with Joseph Bertrand. When D.J. fell asleep, he fell asleep with fuzzy tigers and teddy bears. Only, he didn’t always start the day that way.

UI 79, Lewis 47: New & improved

CHAMPAIGN — As he left the court during a timeout at the Assembly Hall on Saturday, D.J. Richardson found a fist waiting for his.
It was John Groce’s. Coach and player pounded knuckles hard enough that it could have left a bruise.

Basketball media day: Things to know

Why wait to hear what players, coaches and media have to say at Thursday's Big Ten get-together in Rosemont?

1. The Big Ten Player of the Year will be ...

Harrington back at work

As he pondered his next career move, Sean Harrington thought back to his time as an Illinois undergrad.

The former Illini sharpshooter always thought he would enjoy a career in TV as a college basketball analyst.

Kind words for Groce

Illinois shouldn’t have to worry about media faux pas with John Groce. In that respect, one of the finest journalists in basketball believes the UI hired a winner.

Klee on the Top 25: Big Ten rocks

College basketball writer Paul Klee had this to say about the first Top 25 poll of the 2012-13 season:

UFR: A staff infection

We asked Paul Klee to break down Saturday's 45-0 loss at Michigan.