Is Illinois ever going to hire an athletic director? Who will it be? And what are Bill Cubit's plans for the upcoming season? For the answers to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college sports writer.
The start of spring ball is a month away. What position battles will take place this spring? Who does sports editor and beat writer Matt Daniels see making a big leap this offseason? How is the health of Mikey Dudek, Dre Brown, Teko Powell and other Illini? Is a bowl game possible in 2016? Anything is fair game in Daniels' weekly give-and-take, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Friday.
High school wrestling is fast approaching its return to Champaign next week for the state meet at State Farm Center. Who among our area wrestlers have a good shot of reaching that stage? How good was Tim Finke during Champaign Central's win at Centennial? What girls' basketball teams are poised to win regional titles this week? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is chatting at 12:30 p.m.
Even the recruits are getting hurt now? What is going on? How long will Te'Jon Lucas be sidelined, along with 2017 commit Javon Pickett? What hope can beat writer Scott Richey dole out ahead of the Illini's final seven regular season games? Is John Groce's job safe? Ask all that and whatever else is on your mind during Richey's weekly chat, which tips off at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
What was it like to be with the Illinois football staff on signing day? How did Bill Cubit and the Illini fare? Is the school about to name an AD? For the answers to these and other questions, check in with our veteran reporter, who is deep int his third decade covering Illini sports.
How does the Illini's 2016 recruiting class stack up compared to the rest of the Big Ten? When do spring practices begin? What are the biggest concerns for Bill Cubit's program moving into 2016? Biggest strengths? Anything is fair game as sports editor and beat writer Matt Daniels is chatting at 2 p.m. Friday.
Postseason for winter sports gets started on Saturday with wrestling regional meets held across the state. Who might emerge from our area with a state title in two weeks? Which girls' basketball team has the best shot at reaching Redbird Arena in Normal? Does Centennial sweep the season series from Champaign Central in boys' basketball on Friday night?
Is a losing season in the cards for the Illini? When will the injuries stop? Can Te'Jon Lucas provide a bit of hope for the future? What's the latest on Tim Finke's recruitment? Beat writer Scott Richey is here to give you the latest on John Groce's Illini before they try to snap a two-game losing streak at Rutgers on Wednesday night.
How will signing day go for Illinois? Is Bill Cubit going to land some late gems this week? And will the Illinois basketball team ever win two games in a row? For the answers to these and other questions, check in with our longtime college football writer.