Before you ask: Yes, Kentucky’s perennial NCAA basketball contenders are in great shape with the APR (Academic Progress Rate) requirements that knocked Connecticut, champion in 2011 and 2014, out of the 2013 tournament.
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The offseason is in full swing for Illinois.
But that doesn't mean recruiting has taken a backseat.
It didn't on Saturday when Illinois received a commitment from Mike Thorne Jr. after the center elected to transfer to Charlotte to Champaign.
The Marcus LoVett recruitment is winding down, so where does the Chicago Morgan Park point guard stud end up going?
Not only do the Terps return point guard Melo Trimble and swingman Jake Layman, but they also added McDonald’s All-American big man Diamond Stone.
2. Michigan State
Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes and Tum Tum Nairn return from the Final Four team, and Tom Izzo added a couple of burger All-Americans in Caleb Swanigan and Deyonta Davis.
It was revealed Monday that Illinois will travel to Providence to take on the Friars in the inaugural Gavitt Games, pitting teams from the Big Ten and the Big East
The date and time of the game, to be played at Providence’s 12,400-seat Dunkin Donuts Center, will be announced later.
Is Mike Thorne Jr. the answer to some of the issues facing Illinois? How's the Marcus LoVett recruitment going? What does John Groce sell to players like Thorne and LoVett? Any idea where Austin Colbert will go? Will Rayvonte Rice get drafted?
According to a report on CBSSports.com, Illinois will play at Providence as part of the first-ever Gavitt Games, pitti
A bid to bring the boys state high school basketball tournament back to Champaign-Urbana included a $750,000 financial commitment from area donors and communities, discounts on hotel rates and a new slogan: “Legends Play Here.”
On Apr. 19, 1930, hurdler Lee Sentman set a world record in the 120-yard hurdles, competing at the Kansas Relays.
Illinois’ breakout player last season, honorable mention All-Big Ten pick Malcolm Hill, will be one of the catalysts in 2015-16 as a junior.
After Illinois’ year-end banquet, Hill talked about the offseason and the expectations going forward:
How have the workouts gone so far?