Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Radio special: Illini in Chicago

A slew of Illini Hall of Famers took part in a special three-hour edition of "Saturday SportsTalk" live from Chicago.

Among the guests who joined Steve Kelly and Loren Tate: Josh Whitman, Lou Henson, Dana Howard, Jim Grabowski, Darrin Fletcher, Dave Downey, Tara Hurless, Kendall Gill, Bruce Douglas, Deron Williams, Nancy Brookhart Cherin and Scott Langley.

VIDEO: Illinois hosts Hall of Fame Gala at Field Museum

Illinois hosted its second Hall of Fame Gala at the Field Museum in Chicago on Friday. Check out highlights and hear from several inductees in the video below.

Ayo, Team USA one win from gold

Incoming Illini freshman Ayo Dosunmu and Team USA are one win away from bringing home the fifth straight gold medal from the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

The Americans won 104-92 over Argentina — their closest margin yet through five games — on Friday night in St. Catharines, Canada.

Howard 'having a ball' ahead of induction

CHICAGO — Dana Howard has a busy Hall of Fame year. Beside his Illinois honor, the superstar linebacker is entering the College Football Hall of Fame in December.

Hall of Fame Gala: Happy return for Deron Williams

CHICAGO — Deron Williams couldn’t make it to last year’s Hall of Fame Gala or in-season induction ceremony. He was still in pro basketball mode.

But when Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman called and asked him to come this year, the star of the 2005 NCAA runner-up team jumped at the chance.

Report: Kane not with Illini this summer

CHAMPAIGN — Not much was known about Samba Kane when he committed to Illinois on March 9.

Other than the fact he stood 7 feet tall and would bring some added size to the Illini men's basketball team when he arrived on campus this summer.

Kane is still listed as being on the Illinois roster, but those summer plans appear to be on hold.

Dosunmu, Team USA cruise into semifinals

ST. CATHARINES, Canada —  Another game, another convincing win for Ayo Dosunmu and the U18 United States national team. 

This time, Ecuador fell victim to the Americans, whose march toward a fifth straight FIBA Americas title has been a cakewalk thus far.

Henson's Illini Hall of Fame induction: 'This is a big one'

For MARY and LOU HENSON — the First Couple of Champaign-Urbana — Friday’s celebration
of the second Illini Hall of Fame class is reason to smile. The coach, 86, will be rocking his orange blazer when he is recognized in Chicago. Some fast facts about the ceremony:

Asmussen | Henson is breaking out his orange coat

CHICAGO — Twenty-one Illini greats are being honored at Friday night's Hall of Fame Gala.

But there is no doubt about the star of the show: Lou Henson.

The winningest basketball coach in school history leads the second class at the Field Museum of Natural History.