April 27 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:00am

What did Bob Asmussen think of the spring for Illinois football? Does he envision a bowl game for Tim Beckman's team? How did Asmussen fare in Friday's night 5K in Champaign-Urbana? What does he think of Illinois baseball's chances of hosting an NCAA regional? Anything is fair game in his weekly chat, which gets going at 11 a.m. on Monday. 


April 24 Illinois football chat

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 2:00pm

The spring game came and went. Who impressed beat writer Matt Daniels? Was it Wes Lunt? Geronimo Allison? Justin Hardee? Henry Enyenihi? What's up with all the injuries for the Illini? Is that something Tim Beckman can get corrected moving forward? How's recruiting? Nothing is off limits in Daniels' weekly chat, which gets underway at 2 p.m.

April 23 high school sports chat

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:30pm

The high school spring sports season is nearly halfway done. What teams, players and coaches have impressed Fred Kroner? Our resident pre sports expert is chatting away at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to ask him questions ahead of time. 

April 22 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:30pm

Is Mike Thorne Jr. the answer to some of the issues facing Illinois? How's the Marcus LoVett recruitment going? What does John Groce sell to players like Thorne and LoVett? Any idea where Austin Colbert will go? Will Rayvonte Rice get drafted?

April 21 UI baseball, recruiting, volleyball and women's basketball chat

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

Have any questions about one of the top baseball teams in the nation? Illinois beat writer Scott Richey's your guy. He's got you covered on volleyball and women's basketball, too, and he can't get enough of recruiting news. Keep him busy again this week with another 2 p.m. chat.

April 20 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:00am

What did our longtime college football writer think about the Illinois performance in the spring game? Who made a move up the depth chart and which position needs the most work? How did the Big Ten coaches come across in their spring football press conference? Any and all topics are in play.

April 17 Illinois football chat

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 2:00pm

Tim Beckman's team gets its final workout of the spring on Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium. What players are on the Orange team? How about the White team? What former players are planning to come back to Champaign? How has Wes Lunt looked? What about Chayce Crouch? Why are so many injuries happening this spring?

April 16 high school sports chat

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:30pm

How are the spring sports faring? What were The News-Gazette/Parkland College All-Star basketball games like last Sunday? When is The N-G track and field honor roll meet? What baseball, softball or girls' soccer teams might find their way to the state tournament? How do we select our area athletes of the week?

April 15 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:30pm

What's the latest on the recruiting front? Do the Illini have a chance of landing Mike Thorne Jr.? If John Groce does, what does that mean for next season? Who were the big award-winners on Monday night at the team's annual banquet? Anything that's on your mind concerning Illinois hoops, beat writer Marcus Jackson has the topic covered.

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