Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Recruiting picks up for Illini

The offseason is fully upon the Illinois men's basketball team.

But recruiting season never ends.

Illinois will host an important visitor on Friday, when Villanova point guard Dylan Ennis sets foot on campus.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Tauja Catchings

On this date 15 years ago, Illini women’s basketball star Tauja Catchings was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. She finished her career in the top 10 of several Illini categories, including first in games played with 122.

Saturday SportsTalk 04-25-15

Saturday SportsTalk 04-25-15: Play now!

Today on Saturday SportsTalk, Steve Kelly and Loren Tate talk baseball with Illini assistant baseball coach Drew Dickinson, tennis with Brad Dancer, Basketball with U of I basketball assistant Jamall Walker, and more.

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Brown elected to Illinois Basketball HOF

Former Illinois standout Dee Brown is one of 25 male and female athletes that will become part of the 2015 class for the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum in downstate Pinckneyville.

Ten male players from the pre-1960s were chosen, along with 10 male players from the post-1960s and five women.

Transfer's signing a big deal for Groce

CHAMPAIGN — Speaking about newly acquired transfer center Mike Thorne Jr. for the first time on Thursday at the Ubben Basketball Complex, Illinois coach John Groce kept going back to the same word when describing one of Thorne’s main assets: size.

Sports Talk 04-23-15

Sports Talk 04-23-15: Play now!

News-Gazette sports editor Matt Daniels joins Brian to discuss the latest in sports.

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Jackson: Breaking down the Gavitt Tipoff Games

The Big Ten and Big East on Wednesday announced the matchups for the first Gavitt Tipoff Games honoring Big East founder Dave Gavitt. Here’s a breakdown of the matchups, courtesy of college basketball writer MARCUS JACKSON.

NOV. 17

Tate: Groce going different path with recruiting

For all his foibles and eccentricities, and despite a general disregard for defense, Tom Crean is poised to bring Indiana basketball back to national prominence.

Sports Talk 4-22-15

Sports Talk 4-22-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson talk Illini men's basketball, and they take your calls.

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Date for Providence game set

The Big Ten and Big East on Wednesday announced the matchup for the first annual Gavitt Tipoff Games honoring Big East founder Dave Gavitt. Here’s a breakdown of the matchups.

Nov. 17
Georgetown at Maryland  — The opener has the potential to be the best matchup of the series as Maryland is sure to be a Top-5 team and the Hoyas return D’vauntes Smith-Rivera.