The Other MJ

The Other MJ

Report: Illini to travel to Providence in Big Ten/Big East Challenge

According to a report on, Illinois will play at Providence as part of the first-ever Gavitt Games, pitti

Former Illini assistant Howard fined for drug offense

According to a report in the Peoria Journal Star, former Illini player and assistant coach Jerrance Howard pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possess

NCAA projections include Illinois

Following Saturday’s surprising win at Michigan State to move its win streak to three, Illinois has played itself back into serious NCAA tournament consideration.

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.