Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Who's next to commit?

Who's going to start? What's Nnanna Egwu's draft status? Is the SFC renovation on schedule? Ask anything of basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson ahead of today's chat. Submit questions here

Daniels: ESPN highlights for Illini

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A look beyond the Big Ten for Illini men's basketball

The nonconference schedule was released Friday for the Illinois men’s basketball team. Marcus Jackson gives insight on the Illini’s November and December foes:

Nov. 7, Qunicy (exhibition)
— In two games against Division I opponents (Xavier, Illinois State), the Division II Hawks lost by an average of 24.5 points.

Nonconference hoops schedule complete

Through its Twitter account on Friday, the Illinois basketball program released its complete non conference schedule, highlighted by match ups against Miami, Villanova, Oregon, Missouri and the Las Vegas Invitational. Here’s a look at the full pre-Big Ten slate.

D.J. Williams at USA Basketball camp

Editor's note:  got D.J. Williams questions?  Get them answered Saturday on WDWS' SportsTalk with Brian Moline and Loren Tate.  The two will talk with basketball recruiting guru Joe Henricksen.  Listen from 9-11 a.m.

UI trustees OK raise for Groce, increase in State Farm Center budget

CHICAGO — University of Illinois trustees lent their support to the Illinois basketball program Thursday by approving a budget increase to the State Farm Center renovation and a raise for basketball coach John Groce.

'Illinois is NOT kentucky'

In Wednesday's chat, UI beat writer Marcus Jackson said Carlton Bragg wouldn't rush his college decision. The Ohio star is considering Illinois, Kentucky and Kansas.

Quickly, Kentucky fans weighed in. A sample:

Asmussen: Longer title but similar mission for Hood

When Tom Michael took the Eastern Illinois AD job, it left a hole in the Illinois athletic administration. One the size of a basketball arena.

It took about a second to realize the right person for the job was already in place, and the school came to the same logical conclusion.

MJ's chat: Bragg & Kentucky

UI recruiting target Carlton Bragg will visit Kentucky. Marcus Jackson touched on what that means for John Groce in today's chat: