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June 22 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Now that Lovie Smith's 2018 recruiting class is now up to five commits, including his first from outside Illinois, what's next for the Illini football staff? What should be priority No. 1 the rest of the summer before training camp? What types of coverage would you like to see in the News-Gazette? Anything is fair game as sports editor Matt Daniels tackles your questions in his 2 p.m.

June 21 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:30pm

Illinois not only added a pair of 2017 big men in Greg Eboigbodin and Matic Vesel but also got started with their summer workouts with beat writer Scott Richey on vacation. WIth the next phase of the offseason underway, what questions do you have for Richey as he returns to C-U and jumps back in to all things Illini hoops? Is there another player to be added for 2017-18? Should there be?

June 15 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

How is recruiting going for both Lovie Smith and Brad Underwood? What games must the Illinois football team win in 2017 if it wants to reach a bowl game? When do The News-Gazette All-Area teams come out for spring sports? Anything is fair game as sports editor Matt Daniels tackles your questions in his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

June 12 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:00am

Who will be the next player to commit to Lovie Smith's program? How is Mikey Dudek's recovery going? What does Bob Stopps' retirement at Oklahoma mean to college football?

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

June 8 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

How will Illinois football fare in the 2017 season? Is the Lovie Smith honeymoon over? Who can Brad Underwood add to help his roster? Can Champaign Central baseball win a state title? Anything is fair game as sports editor Matt Daniels answers your questions at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions to his weekly chat ahead of time.

June 5 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:00am

Who will be the next Illinois football commit? How will the Simon

Cvijanovic  case impact the football program? Will Mike Small's team win the 2018 NCAA golf title?

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

June 2 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:30pm

How are the first three months of Brad Underwood's tenure at Illinois going? When will recruiting start to pick up for Lovie Smith's program? What was the best Illini sport this school year? Can St. Joseph-Ogden baseball and softball both win state titles this weekend? Sports editor Matt Daniels is here to answer any and all questions at 10 a.m. Friday.

June 1 prep sports chat

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30pm

Can St. Joseph-Ogden baseball win a state title? What about SJ-O softball? When do The News-Gazette's All-Area teams come out for spring sports? What's been the most memorable prep event of the 2016-17 school year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to handle any of your inquiries about the local high school sports scene in his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday.

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