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Jan. 23 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Who will be the final few players to commit to the 2017 Illinois recruiting class? Where will the Illini finish in the national rankings? What are the major Illiois goals for the spring/winter session that starts in February? For the answer to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our veteran college football writer.

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Jan. 20 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

How hot is John Groce's seat? How is Lovie Smith's first recruiting class coming together in the final weeks? What happens first: Illinois makes the NCAA tournament or Illinois makes a bowl game? What teams and players are standing out on the high school sports scene this winter? Sports editor Matt Daniels is taking your questions at 2 p.m.

Jan. 19 prep sports chat

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:30pm

How is the Vermilion County Tournament going? What wrestlers are primed to make a run to state? What's going on with Urbana girls' basketball? Anything is fair game in preps coordinator Anthony Zilis' weekly chat, which gets underway at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.

Jan. 18 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:30pm

Is it NCAA tournament, NIT, CBI or no postseason for the Illini this season? What was the mood like inside State Farm Center during Saturday's loss to Maryland? How does this season affect the 2017 and 2018 recruiting classes? What's up with Tracy Abrams? Ditto for Mike Thorne? Beat writer Scott Richey is all ears for any questions and will answer them all during his 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 16 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:00am

Is Lovie Smith lining up a Top 30 recruiting class? Who will be the next player to commit? Which teams have the best shot at the playoffs next season? For the answer to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football writer.

Jan. 12 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 1:30pm

How is Lovie Smith's first recruiting class shaping up? What does the final two months of the regular season look like for Illinois basketball? Will the Illini find themselves among the 68 teams in the NCAA tournament field come March? How good is the area boys' and girls' basketball scenes this winter?

Jan. 12 prep sports chat

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 12:30pm

Can Centennial boys' basketball keep it rolling after its win against Champaign Central? How about Fisher boys' basketball beating Ridgeview, the top-ranked team in Class 1A? Are any area girls' basketball teams a legit contender to reach Redbird Arena in late February? What area wrestlers and boys swimmers are standing out?

Jan. 11 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

Can the Illini respond with a better start and a better ending on Wednesday night against Michigan? When will Illinois ever win again at Indiana? How are Jeremiah Tilmon, Javon Pickett and Trent Frazier faring in their senior year of high school? What's the latest with Mark Smith's recruitment? Any hope Illinois beats Michigan and Maryland this week?

Jan. 9 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Who will win the Alabama-Clemson game? How will P.J. Fleck do at Minnesota? When will Lovie Smith land another commitment? For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with out longtime college football writer.

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