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July 28 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:00pm

What did sports editor and Illinois football beat writer Matt Daniels learn during the Illini's stay at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago? How is recruiting going? When will the Illinois basketball schedule be released? Are there any high-profile area high school football players to watch out for in the 2016 season? Any topic is fair game in his weekly chat, which kicks off at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

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July 25 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:00am

How will Lovie Smith be received at the Big Ten media kickoff? Will Jim Harbaugh get into an argument with a reporter? Which player or coach willl steal the show. For the answer to these questions or anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college football writer.

July 21 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 3:00pm

When is Big Ten football's media days? What will Lovie Smith and the three Illini who are going with the new Illinois coach to Chicago have to say? What is the latest with Jordan Goodwin? Will Kipper Nichols play this season for the Illini? How will the area high school football scene fare? Any topic is welcome as sports editor Matt Daniels takes your questions at 3 p.m.

July 20 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm

The Illinois basketball program is a week-plus removed from Jeremiah Tilmon's commitment that could change the program. So who's next to pull the trigger on the Illini? Will the 2016-17 team have enough success to make sure all the hype on the Class of 2017 isn't for naught? What about the 2018 and 2019 classes? Will Kipper Nichols ever find out about when he becomes eligible?

July 19 Bob Asmussen chat

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 11:00am

When will Illinois land it's next football commit? Will Lovie Smith be a hit at the Big Ten meetings? Will the conference get another team in the playoffs? For the answers to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in with our veteran college football writer.

July 14 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 3:00pm

Is John Groce's job now safe through the 2016-17 season after landing Jeremiah Tilmon? What will Hardy Nickerson bring to the Illini defense this season? Who is the next football recruiting target to commit? When does The News-Gazette's high school football preview section come out? Anything is fair game as sports editor Matt Daniels takes your questions at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

July 13 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:30pm

What does Jeremiah Tilmon's commitment to Illinois mean? How much will the big man play in his freshman season? Is the five-star recruit a one-and-done talent? When will the East St. Louis native sign with the Illini? Beat writer Scott Richey has all bases of the center's recruitment covered, so ask away during his weekly chat, which gets going at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

July 12 Bob Asmussen chat

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 9:00am

What are the Illinois coach he's doing to get ready for the season? How is recruiting going? Will the Illini be the surprise team in the Big Ten? For the answers to these questions and anything else on your mind check in with our veteran reporter.

July 7 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 2:00pm

What's keeping The News-Gazette sports staff busy this summer? How will Lovie Smith and the Illini fare this fall? Is it NCAA tournament or bust for John Groce? Sports editor Matt Daniels is here to answer any and all inquiries during his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time. 

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