Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Top of the Morning, Sept. 15, 2016

Back in the day, our Ed Bond had WDWS listeners guessing where he was in Champaign-Urbana as part of a radio contest.

“When Brant Hansen did the afternoon show, he would send me out and I would describe what I saw and people would either spot me or guess where I was based on my giving clues on the radio to win,” Bond said.

Tate: Men's hoops ready to take next step

We can’t start every Illini men’s basketball report with: “Barring injuries ...”

There’s only been one 2015-16 in UI history. For all the doubts emanating from John Groce’s injury-riddled 15-19 club, there are multiple positives abounding in 2016-17.

This squad is incredibly mature. And deep. Deep enough for an NCAA postseason run.

UI roundup: Alcott guaranteed Paralympic medal

RIO DE JANEIRO — Former Illini Dylan Alcott moved a step closer to a Paralympics gold medal Monday, defeating Lucas Sithole 2-0 in a quad singles men’s tennis semifinal match. Alcott, representing Australia, will take on Great Britain’s Andy Lapthorne in the final.

PODCAST: News Gazette Sports Page 09-12-16

PODCAST: News Gazette Sports Page 09-12-16: Play now!

Join the News-Gazette sports writers as they discuss the latest in local sports. Tonight's guest: Coach Lou Henson




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Sept. 15 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:00pm

Will Illinois avoid a two-game losing streak when Western Michigan visits? What will the crowd be like Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium? When does the IlliniHQ basketball yearbook come out? How are area high school football teams faring? Nothing is off limits during sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets underway at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Sept. 14 Illinois basketball and volleyball chat

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:30pm

How did Kris Wilkes' official visit go? What about official visits for Jeremiah Tilmon, Da'Monte Williams and Javon Pickett? When will Jalen Coleman-Lands return to the court? How did his injury happen? Will Kevin Hambly's volleyball program be above .500 when Big Ten play starts?

UI roundup: McFadden nets gold at Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Illinois graduate student Tatyana McFadden picked up a gold medal Sunday at the Paralympics, posting the fastest time in the T-54 women’s 400 meters. McFadden finished in 53.30 seconds, while current Illini Hannah McFadden took seventh in 56.20.

Additionally, current Illini Chelsea McClammer scored a silver medal when she clocked 55.13 in the T-53 women’s 400 final.

UI roundup: Volleyball team rebounds with two wins

EUGENE, Ore. — Katie Stadick recorded a team-high 11 kills, leading Illinois to a 25-11, 25-18, 25-18 volleyball victory against St. Mary’s (Calif.) on Saturday night. In an earlier match, Ali Bastianelli’s five kills and nine blocks helped Illinois snap a four-match losing streak, as it defeated Belmont 25-9, 25-16, 25-23.

Coleman-Lands out with broken hand

CHAMPAIGN — Injuries plagued Illinois throughout the 2015-16 season, from Tracy Abrams' torn Achilles in the summer to Mike Thorne's late November torn meniscus. All told, the Illini lost 99 games to injury and illness (two for Khalid Lewis with mumps) last season.

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 09-10-16

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 09-10-16: Play now!

Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Jason Heggemeyer, J Leman and Jones Angell.


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