Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

College hoops chat: 12:30 p.m. today

Beat writer Marcus Jackson has the latest on recruiting, the overseas trip and the Illini's injury report. Submit questions here

MJ's Minute July 22: The amazing rise of Tim Finke

Beat writer Marcus Jackson: With a handful of Division I offers, including one from Illinois, it’s clear that Champaign sophomore Tim Finke is the most sought-after basketball player in C-U history.

UI roundup: Athletic department adds radio talent

CHAMPAIGN — The  Illinois athletic department and the Fighting Illini Radio Network added former Illini football players Martin O’Donnell and Carey Davis to their broadcast team Tuesday for the upcoming football season.

Asmussen: Step right up for Illini P.A. job

Do strangers come up to you on the street and say “Wow, you really, sound like Gene Honda”?

Do you want to spend quality time with Loren Tate and Brian Barnhart?

Do you enjoy free popcorn and Sprite?

Well, Illinois has got a job for you.

Sports Talk 07-21-15

Sports Talk 07-21-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Jeff Finke.


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From the blog: top celebs with Illini connections

As I write this, I’m watching the intersection of sports and pop culture at the ESPYs – an event that gets a bad rap but is quite enjoyable IMO.  And it got me to thinking of instances of when Illini sports and the celebrity world came crashing together.  I had to stretch, but I came up with a top ten list plus a few more.  Keep in mind these are not just celebs who are U of I al

Men's basketball seats all available this week

CHAMPAIGN — A new arena — or at least newly-renovated — meant some changes in how the seats would be filled at State Farm Center for men’s basketball games in the 2015-16 season.

Namely, seat renewal for season ticket holders gave way to seat selection. Now that the re-seating has taken place, the rest of the season tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Tate: Groce needs to land bull's-eye

When a retired John Groce someday authors his book, he must pen a chapter on the difficulty of attracting the level of talent necessary to succeed as Illini basketball coach.

He can write that 17-year-old preps, who tend to convene with perennial winners, have seen Illinois win just two NCAA round-of-64 games since they were 8 years old.

News-Gazette Sports Page 07-20-15

News-Gazette Sports Page 07-20-15: Play now!

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


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July 22 Illinois basketball chat

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:30pm

Beat writer Marcus Jackson is back to answer any and all inquiries related to John Groce's program. How have summer workouts gone? Who are the key recruits the Illini are targeting? When will construction be finished at State Farm Center? No topic is off limits for Jackson. His chat gets started at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but feel free to submit questions ahead of time.