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May 29 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:00am

When will the game times for the 2017 season be announced? Has Lovie Smith lined up any graduate transfers? Who is the best of the new Big Ten football coaches?

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

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May 25 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

How's the roster shaping up for Illinois basketball with Mark Alstork arriving and Jalen Coleman-Lands departing? When will Lovie Smith's program land more commitments for the 2018 class? What area baseball and softball teams might win state titles? Who should contend for titles at this week's boys' state track and field meet?

May 24 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:30pm

Where will Mark Alstork wind up? What role would the Wright State transfer fill if he picks Brad Underwood and the Illini? How is Malcolm Hill's prep for the NBA coming along? Beat writer Scott Richey will answer any and all of your questions in his 12:30 p.m. chat on Wednesday. Feel free to ask about any of these topics, and whatever else you'd like, ahead of time.

May 22 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:00am

What is the latest on the three suspended Illinois football players? What are the Illini doing to improve this summer? Will the Illinois golf team win its first NCAA title?

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

May 18 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

Which Illinois spring sport has the best shot at a postseason run? Who will Lovie Smith reel in with the extra wide net he's cast for the Class of 2018? When (or more importantly, who?) might Brad Underwood add to the Illinois basketball roster. Which area high school teams are best set up for a title chase?

May 17 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:30pm

What does Jeremiah Tilmon landing at Missouri add to this year's Braggin' Rights game? Who will man the post for Brad Underwood this upcoming season? What other roster additions will Underwood make before the season? When do Mark Smith, Da'Monte Williams and Trent Frazier arrive this summer at Illinois?

May 15 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:00am

What should Lovie Smith do with the three players who were arrested this week? How will Dawuane Smoot perform in his rookie season with the Jags? Who will be the next Illini football commitment?

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

May 11 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe and HoJo Watkins play again for the Illini? How is recruiting going for Lovie Smith's program and Brad Underwood's program? How is former Tuscola standout Nick Bates doing? Sports editor Matt Daniels is here to answer any and all of your questions, no matter the topic, in his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday.

May 11 prep sports chat

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

What area track and field standouts could contend for a state title? How is former Tuscola standout Nick Bates doing after his serious injury? What small-school baseball and softball regionals are the top ones in the area? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is willing to take on any questions in his weekly chat, which gets going at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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