All Completed Chats

All Completed Chats

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?

Dec. 20 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:30pm

Just two nonconference games remain on the schedule for Illinois, which has lost five of its last seven. The first of those two? This Saturday against Missouri with Braggin' Rights on the line. It's a game that has a bit more hype to it than the last couple. While that hype has taken some hits (Michael Porter Jr.

Dec. 18 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:00am

How is Illinois recruiting going? Will Lovie Smith try to sign a full class on Wednesday? Which Big Ten team will pull a bowl game surprise?

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