Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Kane, Higgs learning ropes; Fisher star added to roster

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CHAMPAIGN — Illinois got a one-hour team workout during the day on Monday. It was the 10th for the Illini since the team returned to campus late last month for the start of the school year with official practices

Sept. 19 Illinois basketball, volleyball & football chat

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:30pm

Illinois volleyball is still unbeaten with 11 wins and counting after three more this weekend back at Huff Hall. Illinois football ... is not after dropping Saturday's game in Chicago to South Florida. And Illinois basketball? Well, it's right around the corner.

Beyond the arc: ACC tournament returning to D.C.

There’s really no true offseason for college basketball. Here are three things that caught our college basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter’s attention in the last week:


Conversation with The Reno Gazette-Journal's Chris Murray

Champaign native Jordan Caroline helped lead Nevada to the Sweet 16 in March. He's back — along with several key players — for a Wolf Pack team expected to be among the nation's best in 2018-19. The Reno Gazette-Journal's Chris Murray breaks them down:

Tipoff: Best first-month games featuring Big Ten teams

The 2018-19 season starts in less than two weeks with the first official practices. The first games? Just 51 days away. Our college basketball writer breaks down 10 of the best games featuring Big Ten teams in the first month of the season:

1. Michigan at Villanova, Nov. 14

UI at 150: A janitor's son — and proud of it

Memory No. 1,399 on our special UI-at-150-and-beyond website comes from Kansas financial-services executive, film producer and Illini athletics donor PHILIP SARNECKI, who grew up in Homer and St. Joseph.

Illinois in Liddell's top three

CHAMPAIGN — Two down.

Three to go.

And yes, Illinois is one of the three schools still in the running to land reigning News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year and Illinois Mr. Basketball E.J. Liddell. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward out of Belleville West narrowed his list of possible schools — again — on Wednesday night.

Waiting on next domino

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CHAMPAIGN — Ayo Dosunmu hit a lot of boxes as Illinois' first 2018 commitment and first of an eventual eight newcomers, including six freshmen, for the coming season.

In-state recruit? Check.