Who are some of the 2017 recruits Lovie Smith and his staff are pursuing? When does John Groce's program begin summer workouts? When do All-Area high school teams for spring sports get published in The News-Gazette? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which kicks off at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.
What will no Kendrick Nunn next season mean for the Illini? Was this Josh Whitman's decision or one made by John Groce? What Class of 2017 recruits might be close to committing to the Illini? How does Mike Thorne Jr.'s return benefit Illinois next season? When will Illinois find out about Tracy Abrams' quest for a sixth season?
The high school sports season is winding down. What baseball and softball teams could make a run to state? Will Centennial or Mahomet-Seymour girls' soccer win a sectional match this week? Who are some athletes to watch out for at the boys' state track and field meet this weekend? What did you think of Jenny Kimbro's dominant performance at the state meet?
How much money will the Big Ten make on its next TV deal? How is recruiting going for Lovie Smith? Will the Illinois men's golf team win the NCAA title?
For the answer to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football writer.
With the 2015-16 school year in the books, what were the most memorable moments for Illinois athletics? The least memorable ones? Can Lovie Smith turn the Illini around? Is John Groce the answer? Nothing is off limits as sports editor Matt Daniels conducts his weekly give-and-take at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Will Mike Thorne Jr. get a sixth year of eligibility? Who is the starting point guard next season? Is it NCAA tournament or bust for John Groce? Beat writer Scott Richey has the lowdown on the Illini hoops program and is chatting about it at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.
What area athletes could win a state title at the state track and field meet in Charleston? Who among small-school baseball and softball teams might make a deep postseason run? Who are some contenders for The News-Gazette's All-Area teams? Anything is fair game in preps coordinator Anthony Zilis' weekly chat, which gets bumped up a day to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
When will Illinois football land its next recruit? Where will Lovie Smith host satellite camps this summer? What are the players doing now to prepare for the season?
For answers to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football writer.
What will the Illinois football team look like in all three phases in 2016? What are Lovie Smith and his staff up to? Will Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate play again at Illinois? When will The News-Gazette unveil its all-area high school teams for its spring sports? Nothing is off limits as sports editor Matt Daniels takes your questions at 2 p.m. on Thursday.