Wisconsin basketball didn’t fall apart after Dick Bennett left. And the Kohl Center won’t go dark after the retirement of Bo Ryan.
On Monday, our favorite Big Ten curmudgeon announced his plans to step down after the upcoming season.
Come July, I will have been on staff at WDWS for four years. As the years have gone by, the fine folks there have let me contribute more and more to the station’s sports programming. It is, I believe, one of our biggest strengths, but sometimes I don’t think we do the best job telling that story. So for your records, here’s a handy
CHAMPAIGN — When Malcolm Hill was coming out of Belleville East in 2013, there were some who follow recruiting closely who said had the 6-foot-6 guard been starring for a school in Chicagoland rather than the St. Louis area, he would have rated among the top 25 recruits in the country.
A few questions with: Former Illini and Mahomet-Seymour Bulldog Brett Melton
On Mondays, we’ll quiz you on the week that was in the pages of The News-Gazette and online at news-gazette.com. We’ll give a shoutout to those who score highest. Good luck!
Many Illini fans have anxiously been awaiting updates on the health of legendary former basketball coach Lou Henson, who is receiving medical care in Houston to treat a bone marrow disorder.
Tom Fletcher, a letterman for the 1962 University of Illinois baseball team, celebrates his 73rd birthday today.
From the beat writer's desk
ROBINSON — Here in his hometown, Meyers Leonard is a legend.
Reminders of the Portland Trail Blazers big man’s greatness at Robinson High are all over the school on the Indiana border in southern Illinois.
Saturday SportsTalk 06-27-15: Play now!
It's Saturday SportsTalk on NewsTalk 1400 WDWS with Michael Kiser and Loren Tate. Tune in as they talk Illini Football with Nathan Scheelhaase, Lou Henson and his condition with Former Illini Assistant Coach Mark Coomes, and Illini Basketball with Dee Brown.
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