Men's Basketball

Updated: Nike rebranding


Illinois has undergone an 18-month project with Nike to come up with new uniforms and a new brand (7 p.m. Wednesday at Krannert). This is the first opportunity for the public to see the changes that several Illinois sports teams will wear next school year.


Tate: Late success talk of the night

With each passing day, John Groce’s Illini are gaining ground.

Take Monday. While Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III and Michigan State’s Gary Harris were committing to the NBA draft, the Illini celebrated their 92nd Kiwanis Club banquet featuring five returning starters and three promising transfers who have already enlivened practice sessions.


04-14-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

04-14-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Play now!

04-14-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks,  Jim Turpin and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks for the final program of the season.

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First look at Groce's 2014-15 Illini

First look

A look at the 2014-15 Illinois men’s basketball team as it stands right now:

Tracy Abrams  l  6-2, Senior

What he was: The starting point guard who showed flashes of the high-caliber player he can be (Missouri, Indiana), but also displayed inconsistencies that drove fans mad at times (Clemson).


Groce: 'How do we get better?'

John Groce is always prepared. From his meticulous scouting reports to practice plans and having his team ready to play a game whether the tip time is 10 a.m. or 9:15 p.m., Groce is always poised. But a little more than two weeks after his team’s season came to an end with a one-point loss to Clemson in the NIT, Illinois’ basketball coach has had zero preparation for his next endeavor.


MJ: Best, worst of Illini's season

Temperature check

A look back at the highs and lows of Illinois’ 2013-14 season.


Saturday Sports Talk 4-12-14

Saturday Sports Talk 4-12-14: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate are in the studio talking all things sports with Illini basketball coach John Groce, syndicated columnist George Will, Illinois Atheletic Director Mike Thoams, and Illini football with Martin O'Donnell.

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Coach Changnon according to Rayvonte Rice

On Saturday night, the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation honors four local legends at its annual gala:

Distinguished Alumni: Jim Wicks (Central '81), Bhavia Wagner (Urbana '74).

Local Hero: Marc Changnon (Central '70).

Local Business Community Impact: Paul Tatman (Urbana '58).


Sports Talk 04-10-14

Sports Talk 04-10-14: Play now!

Brian Moline and Matt Daniels talk with Mike Lindemann, director of the Illinois marathon and Parkland College women's basketball.  They also talk about the Illinois spring football game.

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Who is Maurice Watson Jr.?

A name unfamiliar to many Illinois fans a month ago is one they are quickly becoming accustomed to hearing.

Maurice Watson Jr., the former Boston University point guard, is reportedly set to have an in-home visit with Illinois on Friday.


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