Nov. 15 Illinois basketball, volleyball & football chat

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:30pm

Brad Underwood's Illinois basketball team is about to jump into the toughest part of its nonconference schedule. Chris Tamas' Illini volleyball team is trying to put the finishing touches on one of the best regular seasons in program history. Lovie Smith's Illinois football team has set a goal of two more wins in its "playoff" push.

Fahey gets another 2019 commit

CHAMPAIGN — Jada Peebles committed to North Carolina State more than four years ago when she was just 13 years old. It was a fit at the time. Peebles is a Raleigh, N.C., native and both of her parents are alums. Her dad, Danny, played football and ran track for the Wolfpack.

Illini baseball getting training center

CHAMPAIGN — A $3 million donation has set a facility upgrade in motion for the Illinois baseball team, with the Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center — a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility — scheduled to be completed by 2021.

Improved tackling a priority

Illinois coach Lovie Smith addresses his team's loss at Nebraska, the need for better tackling and the Illini's "playoff push."

Georgetown frontcourt will challenge Illinois

Illinois coach Brad Underwood recaps the Illini's win against Evansville and looks ahead to Tuesday's Gavitt Tipoff Games showdown with Georgetown.

Illini get 2019 offensive line commit

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ 2019 recruiting class has been rather fluid the last month with commitments and de-commitments. The Illini got one of the former late Sunday afternoon with the commitment of three-star offensive lineman Jakai Clark.

Illini Report Card: at Nebraska, Nov. 10, 2018

Player of the game
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez

LIVE! Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska put up 606 yards of total offense, Illinois fumbled seven times (lost three) and quarterback AJ Bush Jr. also threw two interceptions and the Cornhuskers rolled to a 54-35 victory. 

Defense spurs offense in blowout Illini win

Illinois freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu, senior guard Aaron Jordan and freshman forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili discuss the Illini's season-opening victory Thursday night at State Farm Center.

Underwood: 'It was sustainable effort'

Illinois coach Brad Underwood breaks down his team's 99-60 win against Evansville, which included a solid debut by freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu.