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Oct. 16 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00am

How did Lovie Smith's team look against Rutgers? How did Jeff George Jr. perform in his second start this season? Will the team pick up its first road win this season at Minnesota?

For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime Illinois football beat writer.

Oct. 11 Illinois basketball chat

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 3:30pm

Will Ayo Dosunmu pick Illinois? What would a commitment from the state's top player in the Class of 2018 do for Brad Underwood's program? How did the team's media day go on Wednesday? Who's in the starting five when the season opens in a month? Will Underwood take the Illini back to the NCAA tournament?

Oct. 9 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 10:00am

How did the Illini play against Iowa? What did the move to Jeff George Jr. mean for the offense? Is the team a lock to beat Rutgers?

For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime football beat writer.

Oct. 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will a quarterback change spark the Illinois football team Saturday at Iowa? Is there anything else Lovie Smith and Co. can do to right the ship? On the high school side of things, which teams and players are the ones to watch with postseason play beginning to get underway? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Oct. 5 Prep sports chat

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:30pm

The golf postseason began this week. That just means the rest of the area fall sports are quickly approaching the big end of their seasons. Which teams (or individuals) are primed for the longest postseason run? Who might be surprise regional, sectional or even state champs? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis checks in at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Oct. 4 Illinois basketball, football & volleyball chat

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:30pm

It's that time of year. Practices are underway for the Illinois basketball team, with just more than a month until the season opener. At the same time, the Illini football and volleyball teams are getting into the thick of Big Ten action (thus far with divergent results from one another). Add in recruiting, and fall can get a bit hectic.

Oct. 2 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:00am

What went wrong for the Illini against Nebraska? Will Lovie Smith make any major lineup changes? How will Iowa respond coming off a close loss to Michigan State?

For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime Illinois football beat writer.

Sept. 28 prep sports chat

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

A huge Week 6 football showdown awaits when Monticello and Unity duke it out this Friday night at Hicks Field in Tolono. Who wins between the two Illini Prairie Conference powers? What other area football teams could make a run to DeKalb later this season? How many area teams will make the playoffs? What other fall sports are worth monitoring?

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