There’s a sentiment out there that Darius Paul to Illinois is a done deal, mainly because of his family’s connection to the Illinois program and its coaching staff.
The legal troubles continue for former Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond.
The Chicago Tribune reports the 2010 Illinois Mr. Basketball is being held on $250,000 bond after he allegedly threatened his probation officer.
Earlier today, SNY's Adam Zagoria wrote that Seton Hall transfer Aaron Cosby was down to two schools — Illinois and Missouri.
Here's what you need to know about the 6-foot-3 guard:
Let's go back to last Wednesday. Illinois fans were blue and even through their orange-tinted glass, the thought of staying within 15 points of No.1 Indiana was seemed like a long shot.
An NCAA tournament berth seemed out of the question.
Illinois fans will have reason to stay tuned to the Big ten Network following Sunday’s game against Minnesota. The BTN original series “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball” will feature a segment this week showcasing Illini senior guard D.J. Richardson.
Coming off a loss on the road to Purdue and an impressive home win against then-No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday, Illinois dropped one spot to No. 12 this week in the Associated Press poll that was released Monday.
Duke and Michigan remain the top two teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll while Syracuse drops from third to ninth after its first loss.
Illinois, which lost its first game of the season to then-No. 12 Missouri on Saturday in St. Louis, is 12th. The Illini were 10th last week. The Tiges moved up to No. 7 this week.
CHAMPAIGN — Following Saturday’s upset win at then-No. 10 Gonzaga, Illinois fins itself in the Top 10 of the Associated Press’ basketball poll for the first time since the 2005-06 season when Dee Brown and James Augustine were seniors.
Aided by a win against Georgia Tech in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and losses by teams ranked higher in the polls, Illinois moved up to No. 13 in the most recent Associated Press poll released on Monday.
John Groce's squad checked in at No. 14 in the coaches' poll.
It's the highest ranking for Illinois since they were 16th midway through the 2010-11 season.
Joseph Bertrand started a Twitter account (@iJoeTales) Thursday at the urging of teammate and good friend Brandon Paul. At the time of this post, roughly 18 hours after Bertrand joined the social networking site, he had picked up 2,904 followers.
Bertrand is as popular has he’s ever been and his growth this season as a player is a big reason why.