The Other MJ

The Other MJ

Athlon: Illini an NCAA tournament team

The 2014-15 edition of Athlon Sports' college basketball preview was released this week, featuring some positive news for Illinois basketball fans.

Athlon predicts the Illini to finish sixth in the Big Ten and also projects John Groce's squad a an at-large NCAA tournament team.

Illini among four finalists for Evans

Illinois is one of four finalists for 2015 point guard Jawun Evans.

Milton cuts list to four

Shake Milton, a 2015 combo guard from Oklahoma, on Sunday released a list of four schools he’s still considering with John Groce and the Illini making the cut.

Bragg, Moore both big on Illini

Since his visit to the UI campus in the spring of 2013, five-star forward Carlton Bragg of Cleveland has held John Groce's program in high regard.

Illini target makes 2016 Top 150

The Rivals Top 150 for the Class of 2016 was released today and Illinois recruiting target Nick Rakocevic checked in at No. 64 on their list.

Dustin Ford to Ohio?

When Jim Christian left Ohio earlier this week to take the job at Boston College, names began to fly with regard to who might replace him.

Among them were longtime Ohio State assistant coach and former Ohio player Jeff Boals and Illinois assistant coach Dustin Ford, a former starting point guard for the Bobcats.

NIT hopes strengthening for Illini

The dream of reaching the NCAA tournament is alive and well for most Illinois fans and while reaching the Big Dance is more than a long shot at this juncture, there’s a realistic possibility the Illini can make it with the way they’ve played of late.

Big Ten releases 2014-15 basketball matchups

The Big Ten on Friday released the matchups for the 2014-15 men's basketball season. The league will continue to play an 18-game schedule with Maryland and Rutgers joining the conference next season with each team playing eight teams just once — four home games, four road games.

Here's how it breaks down for the Illini.

Report: Paul to resume career in NBA-D League

According to a report today by the D-League Digest, former Illini Brandon Paul is set to resume his professional career in the NBA’s Developmental League.