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PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 01-21-17

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 01-21-17: Play now!

Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Norm Sanders, Ryan Easterling, Mark Snyder and UI Baseball pitching coach Drew Dickinson.

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UI men not showing panic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The mood outside the visitors’ locker room at Mackey Arena on Tuesday night wasn’t a happy one, rather bleak was probably the best way to describe it.

Illinois had just lost by 23 points to No. 21 Purdue, a third consecutive double-digit defeat on the road in the Big Ten.

UI MBB preview: at Michigan

Illinois at Michigan
1:15 p.m. Saturday


Lineups

Illinois (12-7, 2-4 Big Ten)

Starters

P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Tracy Abrams    Gr.    6-2    9.6

PODCAST: Sports Talk 01-20-17

PODCAST: Sports Talk 01-20-17: Play now!

Scott Beatty host this Friday's edition of Sports Talk alongside him is co-host Michael Kiser talking Illini sports and headlines. Guests include the play-by-play voice of Michigan basketball Matt Shepard and Associate Director of Athletics Compliance at the University of Illinois Benjy Wilber; also some comments from Coach Groce.

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PODCAST: Illini Notebook with Brian Barnhart on Michigan 01-20-17

PODCAST: Illini Notebook with Brian Barnhart on Michigan 01-20-17: Play now!

As Illinois basketball seeks its first Big Ten road win, Brian Barnhart joins Scott Beatty with his Illini notebook before Saturday's game at Michigan.

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Illini Preview: 'Channel that emotion'

Illinois guard Tracy Abrams touches on the Illini's road woes, Michael Finke talks about maintaining a positive approach even in the midst of a rough stretch and Malcolm Hill discusses playing Michigan again so quickly and the necessity to have a consistent offense.

Illini coaches: Five years and counting

In the program’s history, Illinois has had eight coaches, including John Groce, spend at least five seasons in charge of the Illini. A look at how their first five seasons went before Illinois plays on Saturday at Michigan:

COACH    YEARS    REC.    WINNING PCT.

Tate: Groce's job status is talk of town

Do fans matter? Do university leaders simply view Gus Phan, that collective fellow, as an unavoidable necessity?

Well, the suits-on-high better care. Who else built those multimillion-dollar stadiums and arenas? Gus fills the seats. Companies supporting a proliferation of games on TV count on Gus to watch their commercials.