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Underwood: 'We've got to be the option' for in-state athletes

Edwardsville guard Mark Smith is Illinois' Mr. Basketball winner, a four-star recruit and one of the fastest-rising prospects in the 2017 class, and headed to Illinois after considering both Michigan State and Duke, while, lest it be forgotten, Kentucky was also in the mix.

Underwood: 'We've got to be the option' for in-state athletes
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Sunday Conversation: Aleks Vukic

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Illinois only boasts one men's tennis player as an individual NCAA champion — Amer Delic accomplished the feat in 2003. This year's Illini team, however, has Aleks Vukic, a junior who just might go on a deep run in May at the NCAA tournament.

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College basketball extra: Tim Finke starts another AAU season

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Tim Finke had options this spring for his AAU landing spot. Teams from Illinois, Missouri and Indiana were interested.

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Groce's Akron job will save UI some dough

Groce's Akron job will save UI some dough

The former basketball coach's contract said his buyout would be offset by the salary from subsequent jobs. To the UI's good fortune, he found one in less than a month, saving it about $700,000.

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Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:36pm

Former Comet, Redbird Lee lifting his football profile

Former Comet, Redbird Lee lifting his football profile

Cameron Lee has gone from not taking an official college recruiting visit to hearing from 29 of the 32 NFL teams in the past few months. He visited Halas Hall, the Chicago Bears' headquarters in Lake Forest.


Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:52pm

Underwood: 'He makes his teammates better'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood discusses signing Class of 2017 four-star prospect Mark Smith. The 6-foot-5 guard out of Edwardsville was the Illinois Mr. Basketball winner and 2017 News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year.

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Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:36pm

Women's tennis working from home this weekend

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Illinois will get at least one more match at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex — or Atkins Tennis Center, depending on the weather — in the Big Ten tournament’s second round at 10 a.m. Friday against Maryland.


Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:33pm

Illini men's golf ready for first step

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As usual, the rest of the conference sees Illinois as the team to beat in the Big Ten men's golf tournament. Just the way coach Mike Small likes it.


Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:33pm

For Lovie Smith, late coach was major influence

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Jim Norman had a profound impact on the life of Illinois football coach Lovie Smith's. Being compared to Norman would be the ultimate compliment for Smith.


Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:59am

Mark Smith to Illini a social media hit

Mark Smith to Illini a social media hit

Former Illini, rabid fan base weigh in on Mr. Basketball's decision


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    2017 Football Schedule

    Sep. 2, vs. Ball State
    Sep. 9, vs. Western Kentucky
    Sep. 15, at South Florida
    Sep. 29, vs Nebraska
    Oct. 7, at Iowa
    Oct. 14, vs Rutgers
    Oct. 21, at Minnesota
    Oct. 28, vs Wisconsin
    Nov. 4, at Purdue
    Nov. 11, vs. Indiana
    Nov. 18, at Ohio State
    Nov. 25, vs Northwestern

     

    Basketball Schedule

    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
    Mar. 1 Illinois vs. Michigan State, W 73-70
    Mar. 4 Illinois at Rutgers, L 59-62
    Mar. 9 Michigan vs Illinois, L 75-55
    Mar. 14 Illinois vs Valparaiso, W 82-57
    Mar. 20 Illinois vs Boise State, W 71-56
    Mar. 22 Central Florida vs Illinois, L 68-58
    *at Brooklyn
    +at Miami
    ^at Chicago
    #at St. Louis