Scott Richey

Scott Richey

LIVE! Georgetown (and no Trent Frazier)

CHAMPAIGN — Trent Frazier's presence was missed. Illinois got a big game from freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu in Frazier's stead, but the Illini dropped Tuesday night's Gavitt Tipoff Games showdown with Georgetown 88-80.

Underwood gets first 2019 commitment

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ chances for an early signing period addition seemed slim. Until Tuesday night. That’s when the Illini got an 11th hour commitment from four-star forward Antwan January — their first in the 2019 class.


Fahey gets another 2019 commit

CHAMPAIGN — Jada Peebles committed to North Carolina State more than four years ago when she was just 13 years old. It was a fit at the time. Peebles is a Raleigh, N.C., native and both of her parents are alums. Her dad, Danny, played football and ran track for the Wolfpack.

Illini baseball getting training center

CHAMPAIGN — A $3 million donation has set a facility upgrade in motion for the Illinois baseball team, with the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center — a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility — scheduled to be completed by 2021.

Illinois vs. Georgetown preview

Georgetown at Illinois

7:30 p.m. today


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Scott Richey's men's ballot breakdown, Nov. 13, 2018

1. Duke

2. Kansas

3. Gonzaga

4. Tennessee

5. Virginia

6. Kentucky

7. Nevada

8. Auburn

9. North Carolina

10. Villanova

11. Kansas State

12. Florida State

13. Virginia Tech

14. Syracuse

15. Michigan State

16. Oregon

17. Mississippi State

18. Michigan

19. LSU

20. UCLA

Backfield uptick a small sign of hope

CHAMPAIGN — Rod Smith entered the 2018 season wanting to make sure the Illinois offense was at least good at one thing. The results might not be there in terms of wins and losses, but the Illini offensive coordinator can hang his hat on how the team's run game has improved from last season.

Scott Richey's women's ballot breakdown, Nov. 13, 2018

1. Notre Dame

2. Oregon

3. UConn

4. Baylor

5. Louisville

6. Stanford

7. Mississippi State

8. Oregon State

9. Maryland

10. Tennessee

11. Texas

12. Georgia

13. South Carolina

14. Iowa

15. Missouri

16. North Carolina State

17. DePaul

18. Marquette

19. Texas A&M

Bezhanishvili happy to pump up UI, fans

CHAMPAIGN — Giorgi Bezhanishvili is 2 for 2 in his still-brief Illinois basketball career. That's 2 for 2 on "Giorgi!" chants from the State Farm Center crowd during the Illini's exhibition win against Illinois Wesleyan and their season opener against Evansville.

Home matches could help Final Four run

Final Four or bust?