Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

PODCAST: SportsTalk 07-25-17

PODCAST: SportsTalk 07-25-17: Play now!

Scott Beatty and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk.

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July 27 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:00pm

Now that Illinois football is back from Chicago and Big Ten media days, what should fans look forward to during training camp? How is recruiting going for both Lovie Smith and Brad Underwood? What's one Illinois team to watch out for this upcoming school year? When does the IlliniHQ football yearbook come out? What about the The N-G's high school football preview section?

July 26 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:30pm

Scott Richey is back from Chicago and his two-day stint at Big Ten football media days ready to answer all of your Illinois basketball questions. Or, you know, football. Or volleyball. So whether it's the state of hoops recruiting, the potential fate of Lovie Smith's Illini this fall or how first-year volleyball coach Chris Tamas might fare, your questions will be answered at 12:30 p.m.

Illini offer 2018 forward

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois is still in pursuit of multiple big men in the Class of 2018, with targets both in-state (George Conditt and Tamell Pearson) and nationally (Colin Castleton and Amadou Sow). That number grew late Saturday with an offer to Amanze Ngumezi, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward out of Savannah, Ga.

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 7-22-17

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Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Brad Sturdy, Martin O'Donnell and Nick Allegretti.

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PODCAST: SportsTalk 07-21-17

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Sports Talk with Scott Beatty.  Guests include Matt Daniels and Bob Asmussen.

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Tate: UNC's argument still doesn't add up

After exasperating years of retooling and reloading, the NCAA Committee on Infractions will pronounce its ruling on academic fraud at North Carolina next month.

PODCAST: SportsTalk 07-20-17

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Scott Beatty and Marcus Jackson host the Thursday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Mike Reeves.

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Pointing in right direction

CHAMPAIGN — Te’Jon Lucas’ first day of full contact last season doubled as Illinois’ first day of practice in early October.

The 6-foot point guard had been on campus since summer, but recovery from a pair of fractures in his right foot limited — seriously — just what he could do on the court before being cleared.

PODCAST: SportsTalk 7-19-17

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Scott Beatty and Marcus Jackson talk with Brian Tripp (@psuTripp) about hockey at Illinois, and with Jim Sheppard about the Basketball Museum of Illinois.

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