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Sitting down with Josh Whitman

Josh Whitman has stayed busy in his first 15 months on the job as the Illinois athletic director. From firing and hiring coaches, to developing renovation plans for Memorial Stadium and much more, the 38-year-old Whitman doesn't lack for things to do. He held court with the media earlier this week on the UI campus, and The News-Gazette's Marcus Jackson was there.

UI AD participating in hockey press conference

CHICAGO — Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman will be one of six people to appear 4 p.m. Friday in a press conference in support of college hockey at the United Center before the 2017 NHL Draft begins at 6 p.m.

A "special announcement" will be made at that time, but no further details were provided for the event hosted by the NHL and NHLPA.

Richey's mock NBA Draft

The first pick in tonight's is a lock — Markelle Fultz to the 76ers — leaving basketball writer SCOTT RICHEY to take his best shot at the rest of the first round:

1. 76ers select Markelle Fultz

The skinny: 6-4, 195 pounds College: Washington

PODCAST: SportsTalk 6-21-17

PODCAST: SportsTalk 6-21-17: Play now!

Scott Beatty and Marcus Jackson talk with Derek Piper of scout.com.

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Former Illini Williams transferring to George Washington

Former Illinois guard D.J. Williams will transfer to George Washington per a report from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein on Wednesday afternoon. The 6-foot-7 guard announced he was leaving Illinois on May 8. In accordance with NCAA rules, he must sit out the 2017-18 season.

Dosunmu's visit about relationship building

Beat writer Scott Richey's chat returns at 12:30 p.m. today.

CHAMPAIGN — Ayo Dosunmu had one priority with his unofficial visit to Illinois on Tuesday.

Talented guard visiting Illini today

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AD: Two Hall of Fame events was always the plan

CHAMPAIGN — During a wide-ranging media roundtable on Tuesday at the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building, Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman went on a tangent about the history and tradition the Illini have carved in 120 years of competition.

PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-20-17

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Scott Beatty and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They have a conversation with UI AD Josh Whitman.

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