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Walker likely staying at Illinois

Assistant coach under John Groce should fill same role on Brad Underwood's first staff

Walker likely staying at Illinois
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Radio extra: Brad Underwood

Radio extra: Brad Underwood

From an extra-long "Monday Morning Quarterbacks" show to an appearance at the Esquire in downtown Champaign, the Illini's basketball hire is creating a buzz. 

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Who's Brad Underwood?

Who's Brad Underwood?

Among the 277 people he follows on Twitter, in the non-media category: @coachbruceweber, @LonKruger, @CoachBillSelf ... and @garthbrooks.

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UI paying the price for coaching changes

UI paying the price for coaching changes

Between buyouts and searches for replacements, costs are piling up.

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Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:12pm

Illini see roller-coaster season skid to halt

Illini see roller-coaster season skid to halt

Illinois having to give up home-court advantage for the NIT quarterfinals ended up being a big deal in central Florida.


Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:12pm

Tate: Another bad-stats night appropriate way to end season

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Most of the 10 Illini basketball losses away from the Farm this season had a quality that new coach Brad Underwood must address. The team came out as though suffering from stage fright, fell too far behind and couldn't catch up.


Wed, 03/22/2017 - 12:45pm

UPDATED: Whitman makes another hire

UPDATED: Whitman makes another hire

Nancy Fahey, a former Division III head coach, is the next UI women's basketball coach, as The News-Gazette's Scott Richey first reported.


Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:12pm

UI MBB notes: Illini, Knights impressed with Hill

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Malcolm Hill was feeling reflective Wednesday night after Illinois' NIT quarterfinal loss to Central Florida. The result of the game, his last for Illinois, was not on his mind.


Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:46pm

Asmussen's Sweet 16 picks: Gonzaga second 1 seed to fall

Asmussen's Sweet 16 picks: Gonzaga second 1 seed to fall

Bob Asmussen so horribly botched picking his first NCAA tournament bracket (projected national champ Villanova lost in the second round) we are giving him a mulligan. Here are his picks for the regional semifinals.


Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:12pm

UI MBB grades: C- in NIT defeat

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Illinois basketball beat writer Scott Richey grades Illinois and Central Florida in their quarterfinal NIT game in Orlando.


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    Oct. 30 Illinois vs. Washington U,(exh.), W 82-75
    Nov. 4 Illinois vs. Lewis, (exh.), 7 p.m. W 95-51
    Nov. 11 Illinois vs. South East Missouri State, 8 p.m. W 81-62
    Nov. 13 Illinois vs. Northern Kentucky, 5 p.m. W 79-64
    Nov. 15 Illinois vs. McKendree, 7 p.m. W 112-65
    Nov. 18 Illinois vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. W 89-69
    Nov. 21 Illinois vs. Winthrop, 7 p.m. L 84-80
    Nov. 24 Illinois vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m.* L 57-89
    Nov. 25 Illinois vs. Florida St or Temple, 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. L 72-61
    Nov. 29 Illinois vs. North Carolina State, 8 p.m. W 87-74
    Dec. 3 Illinois vs. VCU, 2 p.m. W 64-46
    Dec. 6 Illinois vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m. W 85-77
    Dec. 10 Illinois vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. W 92-73
    Dec. 17 Illinois vs. BYU, 8:30 p.m.^ W 75-73
    Dec. 21 Illinois vs. Missouri, 6 p.m. W 75-66
    Dec. 27 Illinois at Maryland, 4 p.m. L 59-84
    Jan. 1 Illinois vs. Ohio State, 6 p.m. W 75-70
    Jan. 7 Illinois at Indiana, 4 p.m. L 80-96
    Jan. 11 Illinois vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. W 85-69
    Jan. 14 Illinois vs. Maryland, 5 p.m. L 56-62
    Jan. 17 Illinois at Purdue, 6 p.m. L 68-91
    Jan. 21 Illinois at Michigan, 1:15 p.m. L 57-66
    Jan. 25 Illinois vs. Iowa, 8 p.m. W 76-64
    Jan. 28 Illinois at Penn State, 3:30 p.m. L 67-71
    Jan. 31 Illinois vs. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. L 43-57
    Feb. 4 Illinois vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m. L 59-68
    Feb. 7 Illinois at Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 68-61
    Feb. 11 Illinois vs. Penn State, 1 p.m. L 70-83
    Feb. 18 Illinois at Iowa, 1 p.m. W 70-66
    Feb. 21 Illinois vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m. W 66-50
    Feb. 26 Illinois at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m. W 73-57
    March. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, 8 p.m.
    March. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, 11 a.m.
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