How will the Illinois football team perform in its first Big Ten road trip to Iowa? Is Bill Cubit going to be back next seasno? Is Mikey Dudek going to be back this season? Our longtime college football writer is ready to take your questions about Illinois and anything else on your mind.
Nebraska is coming to Champaign. Although not the intimidating foe of years past, the Illini have still struggled mightily against the Cornhuskers the last two seasons in their Big Ten opener out in Lincoln. Now, Nebraska gets to pay a visit to Memorial Stadium. What can Bill Cubit's team do to keep the game competitive? What were the biggest issues that flared up against Middle Tennessee?
With the calendar flipped to October, that means high school postseason action is right around the corner. Who can clinch playoff spots this Friday night in football? What soccer postseason pairings are the best? When do volleyball seeds and pairings come out? What about cross country?
The 2015-16 season is right around the corner. Why do we say that? Practice starts Friday. What is beat writer Marcus Jackson watching for when the Illini start their fourth season under John Groce? How's recruiting going? What will Te'Jon Lucas add to next year's team? What about Khalid Lewis to this year's team? Ask that and more in Jackson's weekly chat, which tips off at 12:30 p.m.
Beat writer Scott Richey is handling any and all inquiries into Kevin Hambly's program after the Illini opened up the Big Ten slate this past weekend with wins at Maryland and Rutgers. More road trips await Illinois, starting with Wednesday's highly-anticipated match at Wisconsin. Volleyball not your forte?
How well did Bill Cubit's team play against Middle Tennessee? Does it have a chance against Nebraska? Who is making a move toward the playoffs? Our longtime college football writer is ready to take these questions and anything else you have in mind.
How will Illinois rebound from a disappointing 48-14 loss at North Carolina? Will the receivers actually catch passes against Middle Tennessee? Is a bowl game still a realistic possibility for the Illini? Does Bill Cubit have what it takes to land the permanent coaching job at Illinois?
Two area football games feature four unbeaten teams going against one another on Friday night. Who does preps coordinator Anthony Zilis like in the Okaw Valley Conference showdown featuring St. Joseph-Ogden at Monticello? Or in the Ford Country rivalry featuring Paxton-Buckley-Loda at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley? What other fall sports storylines are capturing his attention?
Illinois has a commitment from a point guard in the 2016 class. What's next for John Groce on the recruiting front now that Milwaukee Washington's Te'Jon Lucas has indicated he wants to play for the Illini? How is Jalen Coleman-Lands progressing? When does practice start? All that and more is on the plate starting at 12:30 p.m.