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Jan. 25 Prep Sports Chat

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Every week, prep sports coordinator Colin Likas answers your burning questions about the local high school scene. Submit them anytime ahead of 12:30 p.m. Thursday,

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Jan. 18 prep sports chat

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:30pm

How will the Champaign Central boys' basketball team fare against top Illini recruiting target E.J. Liddell and his Belleville West teammates on Friday night? Can anyone slow down Kendle Moore and the Danville boys' basketball team in the area? What about the Schlarman's girls' basketball team? How many area wrestlers could contend for state titles next month?

Jan. 17 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:30pm

Illinois still hasn't won a Big Ten game this season and will head to Wisconsin to face the Badgers on Friday having lost four straight games after Monday's one-point defeat at Nebraska. When will the Illini get that first conference win? What will it take? Where do they stand recruiting wise?

Jan. 15 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Who will Lovie Smith hire as his offensive coordinator? How about the 10th coaching spot? What position is most important to Illinois in the next round of recruiting?

For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime Illinois football beat writer.

Jan. 11 high school sports chat

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:30pm

What does Colin Likas think about the area prep scene? Ask The News-Gazette's new prep sports coordinator in his first-ever chat at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Can the Danville boys' basketball team make a run to Peoria? How much does Champaign Central's boys' basketball team's challenging schedule benefit the Maroons? Or does it hurt them?

Jan. 10 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 3:30pm

When will the Illini win a Big Ten game? What starting five should Brad Underwood use on Thursday night against Iowa? How is Ayo Dosunmu doing in his senior season at Morgan Park? What Class of 2019 recruits are the Illini pursuing? Does Illinois have any chance to play postseason basketball this season?

Jan. 8 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Who will Lovie Smith hire as his offensive coordinator? When will the other two spots on the staff be filled? What are the biggest needs for the second signing period?

For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime Illinois football beat writer.

Jan. 4 Illinois basketball chat

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 10:30am

What's in store for the Illini in the new year? Even with 10 nonconference victories, Illinois has work to do in the Big Ten for postseason basketball to be a possibility. A return trip to the NCAA tournament after four straight misses? That's going to necessitate a lot of Big Ten wins in the next two months. That challenge is underway with two road games this week.

Dec. 28 Illinois basketball chat

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

Our beat writer took an extra day after the holidays, but he's back with another chat for all things Illinois basketball. The Illini are fresh off a fifth straight Braggin' Rights victory (in a true Braggin' Rights atmosphere) and will wrap up nonconference play Saturday against "Thunder" Dan Majerle's Grand Canyon Antelopes. Will Illinois head back into Big Ten play on a high note?

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