Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Asmussen: Badgers won't be able to top Bo

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.

Sports Page 06-29-15

Sports Page 06-29-15: Play now!

Join the News-Gazette sports writers as they discuss the latest in local sports.

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From the blog: finding out what’s coming up on WDWS

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

Updated: Hill to participate with USA Basketball

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.

Catching up with … Brett Melton

A few questions with: Former Illini and Mahomet-Seymour Bulldog Brett Melton

Monday morning pop quiz: June 29, 2015

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!

Henson 'very comfortable and upbeat'

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.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher, a letterman for the 1962 University of Illinois baseball team, celebrates his 73rd birthday today.

Meyers Leonard: 'Legend'

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

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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