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