Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball

Men's hoops team searches for point

After opening the European trip with a win against Waregem on Tuesday, the Illinois men’s basketball team dropped an 81-54 decision to the Dutch national team on Wednesday in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Here are three things you need to know from the loss to the Orange Lions, courtesy beat writer Marcus Jackson:

Sports Talk 8-12-15

Sports Talk 8-12-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson talk with Illini WR Malik Turner and with Illini receivers coach Mike Bellamy, and Dave Loane talks with Illini volleyball head coach Kevin Hambly.

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MJ's Minute: Aug. 12: Staff opening to fill

College basketball beat writer Marcus Jackson fills you in on a change being made in John Groce's Illini staff.

ACC/Big Ten Challenge times announced

ESPN on Tuesday announced the times and networks for this year’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Here’s the complete schedule:

Nov. 30
Wake Forest at Rutgers, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Clemson at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

Men win European opener

In the opening game of its European trip on Tuesday, the Illinois men’s basketball team picked up a 68-63 afternoon win against Waregem in Belgium. Here are three things you need to know, courtesy beat writer Marcus Jackson:

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Steve Kelly, Loren Tate and Matt Daniels host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk live from Camp Rantoul.

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Aug. 12 basketball chat

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:30pm

How's the European trip going? What is Khalid Lewis going to add? Is Illinois going dancing in 2016? Ask Marcus Jackson these questions and anything else on your mind during his weekly chat at 12:30 on Wednesday.

Men's hoops gets to work in Europe

After a flight of more than eight hours and some time touring various cities in Belgium, the Illinois basketball team will take the court today (1 p.m CDT) for the first time on its four-game European tour with a game against Waregem.

Sunday Special: AAU basketball a necessary step

Marcus Liberty remembers how the process used to go.

As the top-ranked high school basketball player in the country in 1986, Liberty had a decision to make. All the household coaching names in college hoops were vying for his services.

Jim Boeheim. Bob Knight. Lou Henson.

Sunday Conversation: Ryan Baker

Ryan Baker is a big deal in Chicago. When he recently sold his West Loop townhome to move to Glenview, the story was featured in the Chicago Tribune’s Elite Street luxury real estate section. The Illinois alum has had a long, successful career in broadcasting. Staff writer Bob Asmussen caught up to the 46-year-old WBBM sports anchor on Friday: