Three questions with: Tom Dienhart, a senior writer with BTN.com
What does Illinois need to improve upon in 2014 for Tim Beckman to feel safe about his job status?
Steve Kelly and Loren Tate are in the studio talking all things sports. Guests include Mark Tupper on Illini rebranding, Mike Kelly of KMOX, Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas, Illinois Marathon Co-Director Mike Lindemann, and Illini Tennis Coach Brad Dancer.
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The teams have been finalized for Saturday’s third Parkland College/News-Gazette all-star basketball game at Parkland. The girls’ will tip off at 6:30 p.m. The boys’ game will start at approximately 8 p.m. At halftime of each game, competing players will participate in a three-point shooting contest.
Kaylin Korte, a sophomore outside hitter from Morris High School, has verbally committed to the Illinois volleyball team.
Illinois has undergone an 18-month project with Nike to come up with new uniforms and a new brand (7 p.m. Wednesday at Krannert). This is the first opportunity for the public to see the changes that several Illinois sports teams will wear next school year.
Illinois will play under the lights at least one time during the 2014 football season.
And do so in the most impressive Big Ten venue.
The Illini will play Ohio State at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
The game will be televised either on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
A look at the 2014-15 Illinois men’s basketball team as it stands right now:
Tracy Abrams l 6-2, Senior
What he was: The starting point guard who showed flashes of the high-caliber player he can be (Missouri, Indiana), but also displayed inconsistencies that drove fans mad at times (Clemson).
A look back at the highs and lows of Illinois’ 2013-14 season.