Men's Basketball

MJ's minute: May 28

College basketball writer Marcus Jackson talks about a conversation he had with Lou Henson about the upcoming Big Ten season.

Marcus Jackson

Future point guard options for Illini

Tracy Abrams will run out of eligibilty after the 2014-15 season ends.

Same for Ahmad Starks.

Jaylon Tate is the only other point guard John Groce has at the moment who will play in Champaign when the 2015-16 season starts.

Finding a premier point guard who can fill all the areas Groce wants out of a player at that position, is a priority for Illinois in the Class of 2015.

Top of the Morning, May 27, 2014

If you're a fan of the Illini and the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday night's baseball game at Busch Stadium is for you.

The 7:15 p.m. matchup between the defending NL champs and the San Francisco Giants is Illini Night.

Cosby's trip to China worthwhile

Thinking back to the 2013-14 season, the glaring weakness Illinois exhibited on its way to a 20-15 campaign and a second-round exit in the NIT was easy to spot.

It was shooting. Three-point shooting, in particular.

But worry not, help is on the way.

Top of the Morning, May 25, 2014

As part of a photo shoot for our annual Answer Book, Mary and Lou Henson on Wednesday agreed to meet us outside the construction zone that is State Farm Center.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Productive first-rounders

University of Illinois basketball has produced 15 first-round NBA players through the years, but who has accounted for the most points during their regular season career in the league? Not just the field goals and free throws that they themselves have scored, but also factoring in the assists for which they were credited that led to teammate points.

Q&A with Illini recruit D.J. Williams

Marcus Jackson caught up with 2015 Illinois commit D.J. Williams


How’s this summer going for you?

Price ready to get started at STM

CHAMPAIGN — On Day 1 of his new job, not all of the text messages Jay Price received were congratulatory in nature.

“First time,” he said, “I’ve had sixth-graders mad at me.”

UPDATED: Jay Price lands STM job

CHAMPAIGN — It worked once.

St. Thomas More is returning to the pattern it followed the last time a girls’ basketball head coach was hired. The school selected someone with college experience.

Right hire? Let Tom Kacich know here

MJ's minute: May 21

College basketball writer Marcus Jackson talks about a possible solution to Illinois' three-point shooting woes.

Marcus Jackson

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