Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Illinois not conducting review

The Associated Press asked 84 top universities with major basketball programs as well as six top conferences about their response to a federal corruption scandal that has overshadowed college hoops as the season gets ready to begin.

Of 63 schools that responded, 28 said the probe prompted their own internal reviews.

UI: 150 years, 1,000 stories, 100 videos

They hail from six continents — the Urbana-born doctor who's devoted the past three decades to caring for the poorest of the poor in East Africa; the dreamer from Freeport who grew up with 16 brothers and sisters and went on to become the first black American billionaire; the South Korean journalist who never thought she'd see her byline in the student newspaper, being a self-described "FOTB" (

Upon Further Review 'I-L-L ... We want Ayo'

First impressions

— Does Saturday's loss to Rutgers mark the official turning of the page to Illinois basketball season? The argument at least could be made.

Illini making their pitch to Dosunmu

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Underwood is still in search of his first 2018 commitment at Illinois. This weekend's official visitor, should he ultimately commit, would make a significant splash for the Illini.

All eyes on him

CHAMPAIGN — Brad Underwood tried to be careful. Tried not to add to the mounting expectations on Mark Smith's shoulders.

Briefly at least. The first-year Illinois coach opted instead to not hold back when discussing one of his freshmen guards.

Coach Speak: Illini men's basketball media day

Perfect score

Sounds from Illinois Basketball Media Day

Illinois basketball held its annual Media Day on Wednesday. Listen to some of the coaches and players.

Click below to hear Scott Beatty's interviews with:

UI Men's Basketball Media Day 2017

Illinois basketball players during media day at the Ubben Basketball Complex on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

Underwood: 'We haven't had a bad day'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood discusses his team's start to the 2017-18 season, with the Illini's opener now less than a month away.

Jim Dey: How the mighty have fallen — and could fall further

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was ecstatic as he marveled at his good fortune in securing what was widely perceived as a recruiting triumph.