Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Illinois, North Dakota State will play in hoops

Illinois found out the first opponent it will play at the Prairie Capital Convention in Springfield. North Dakota State tweeted Wednesday it will square off against the Illini on Sunday, Nov. 15, in the capital city. Here’s more about the Bison, courtesy Alex Roux:

Sports Talk 07-01-15

Sports Talk 07-01-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly hosts the Wednesday edition of Sports Talk. He talks with Brad Sturdy and Tom Michael.

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Dee is back

Dee Brown knows a thing or two about being an elite point guard.

How can the return of the former Illini great to campus this summer be a boost to John Groce's search for a coveted lead guard?

What will Brown do in the next two months to help the Illinois athletic department?

How's recruiting going for Groce in 2016, 2017 and 2018?

MJ's Minute July 1: Summer schedule update

Marcus Jackson checks in on the health of John Groce’s Illini as they head toward an important July stretch. Ask him questions 

Groce eager for Brown to get started

MJ is chatting at 12:30 p.m. today - get your questions in here

CHAMPAIGN — If you don’t know much about John Groce you at least know two things: He loves coffee, and he’s a high-energy guy.

Sports Talk 06-30-15

Sports Talk 06-30-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Warren Hood and Tom Ackerman.

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July 1 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:30pm

Before you enjoy the fireworks and cookouts associated with the Fourth of July, find out what's going on with John Groce's program. What does Malcolm Hill's invite for a spot on the Pan-Am games mean for his NBA future? How are the freshmen looking so far on campus? Is everyone healthy? Who is the next point guard recruit for the Illini? Ask beat writer Marcus Jackson in his 12:30 p.m.

Asmussen: Badgers won't be able to top Bo

Wisconsin basketball didn’t fall apart after Dick Bennett left. And the Kohl Center won’t go dark after the retirement of Bo Ryan.

On Monday, our favorite Big Ten curmudgeon announced his plans to step down after the upcoming season.

Sports Page 06-29-15

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Join the News-Gazette sports writers as they discuss the latest in local sports.

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From the blog: finding out what’s coming up on WDWS

Come July, I will have been on staff at WDWS for four years.  As the years have gone by, the fine folks there have let me contribute more and more to the station’s sports programming.  It is, I believe, one of our biggest strengths, but sometimes I don’t think we do the best job telling that story.  So for your records, here’s a handy