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Scott Richey: Play for the recruiting edge

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This week: The Big Ten's best are pretty well known — your Miles Bridges and Ethan Happs of the world. But there's always some player that bursts onto the scene (think D.J. Wilson in 2016-17). Here's 10 candidates for such a leap this coming season:

De'Ron Davis, 6-10, F, Indiana

Welcome Matt: June 12, 2017

Each Monday, sports editor Matt Daniels gets your morning kick-started with that to expect this week from The News-Gazette.

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Hill prepping for next step in hoops career

Former Illinois guard Malcolm Hill shares some details about his pre-draft workout process, including the change in his diet to drop some weight and gain a little more quickness. 

Hill climbing for NBA dream

CHAMPAIGN — Malcolm Hill made his way through a crowded ARC the day before graduation last month, fellow Illinois students streaming in and out for cap and gown distribution.

Hill already had all of his graduation necessities. His trip to the ARC was for basketball reasons that Friday in the middle of May.

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 06-10-17

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 06-10-17: Play now!

Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Will Leitch, Bob Baptist, and Graham Couch.

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A Life Remembered: UI Campus Rec director 'a mentor and a friend' to many

Many words can be used to describe Tony Clements.

Talented. Funny. Mentor.

The list goes on and on. But but above all, Tony Clements was a friend.

"He didn't know a stranger," said Terry Elmore, associate director of University of Illinois Campus Recreation.

PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-09-2017

PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-09-2017: Play now!

Sports Talk with Scott Beatty.  Guests include Matt Daniels, Anthony Zilis, Bruce Weber, and Bob Asmussen.

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Life Remembered: Tony Clements

Tony Clements, the longtime director of Campus Recreation at the University of Illinois and official scorer for Illini basketball games, died on Friday after a long bout with cancer. He was 68.

Up to the Challenge

 

The Illini's game against Wake Forest probably doesn't top the ranking for any of the 14 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games that were announced on Thursday. Outside of perhaps Champaign-Urbana and Winston-Salem. Sports editor MATT DANIELS breaks down the rooting interest of each remaining game — and gives a way-too-early projected winner:

 

PODCAST: SportsTalk 6-8-17

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After the latest in sports news, Scott and Marcus Jackson talk Illinois basketball with Kedric Prince (OrangeandBlueNews.com) then chat with Illini Men's Track coach Mike Turk.

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