May 26 Bob Asmussen chat

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:00am

Our veteran college football writer will take your questions on Illinois and beyond. What will be the next scandal at the school? Is Simon Cvijanovic done tweeting. How much will hiring Nathan Scheelhaase help? In his 26th year, Asmussen is ready to share his knowledge.


May 22 Illinois football chat

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 2:00pm

What's going on with Tim Beckman's program? How is the independent investigation proceeding? Is Beckman's job in more trouble ahead of the 2015 season? How is recruiting going? What are the current players doing now? Ask beat writer Matt Daniels about any of these topics, and whatever else is on your mind, during his weekly chat at 2 p.m. on Friday.

May 20 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:30pm

The Illinois men's basketball team might already be into the offseason, but beat writer Marcus Jackson is taking any and all questions about John Groce's Illini. Want to know more about Mike Thorne Jr.? Have an opinion on all the 2016 and 2017 prospects that hold Illinois scholarship offers? MJ's got you covered. Feel free to submit questions early and often.

May 19 UI baseball and women's basketball chat

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 3:30pm

Reports of Mike Divilbiss' resignation and allegations of player abuse in the Illinois women's basketball program grabbed the headlines early Monday afternoon. 

May 18 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 11:00am

Our veteran college football writer is ready to take all your questions about Tim Beckman's team or anything else that is on your mind. What is the latest on Simon Cvinanovic? How is the investigation going? What does the rest of college football think about the Illinois situation? Asmussen has opinions and doesn't mind sharing.

May 15 Illinois football chat

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 2:00pm

Former Illini Simon Cvijanovic stirred up social media and brought national attention to the Illinois football program with his allegations against Tim Beckman's program. What was Cvijanovic like as a player? Why did he do this? What are those within the UI athletic deparment saying? How is this affecting recruiting? Nothing is off limits in beat writer Matt Daniels' weekly chat.

May 14 high school sports chat

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:00am

Soon-to-be retired Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner will handle one final chat during his distinguished career here at The News-Gazette. Who was the greatest athlete he ever saw? The greatest coach? The greatest team? What's going on the area spring sports scene in 2015? Nothing is off limits in Kroner's give-and-take.

May 13 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 1:30pm

Beat writer Marcus Jackson is taking any and all questions regarding John Groce's program as it enters the offseason. Want to know the latest on Mike Thorne Jr.? Tracy Abrams? Michael Finke? MJ is your guy. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

May 12 UI baseball chat

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

Illinois won its 24th straight game Sunday by scoring 28 runs against Rutgers. Beat writer Scott Richey had a great seat at Illinois Field to witness them all. After last week's record-setting chat, he's ready to answer all your baseball questions at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Based on the crowds this past weekend, interest remains high for these Illini. What do you want to know?

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