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Join the News-Gazette sports writers at the Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign, as they discuss the latest in Illini sports. Today's guest: Illini Women's Basketball Coach, Matt Bollant.
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The Illinois volleyball team is coming off consecutive losses to Wisconson and Minnesota with Penn State headed to Huff Hall on Friday. Illinois women's basketball practice will also in its second day by the time beat writer Scott Richey chats about both sports at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. So what do you want to know Illini fans?
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois hasn’t exactly been inactive this fall. The players still spent time in the weight room. Still spent their allotted two hours a week with the coaching staff.
But as the 2015-16 season tips off today with the official start of practice, the Illini will ramp up from what coach Matt Bollant called a “slower fall.”
Beat writer Scott Richey is handling any and all inquiries into Kevin Hambly's program after the Illini opened up the Big Ten slate this past weekend with wins at Maryland and Rutgers. More road trips await Illinois, starting with Wednesday's highly-anticipated match at Wisconsin. Volleyball not your forte?
10 questions about news that broke — from Dick Van Dyke's 90th birthday celebration to the doors opening at a popular Champaign restaurant — in last week's News-Gazette and news-gazette.com.
The News-Gazette’s five-person “fan favorites” piqued my interest this week as I tried to imagine five Illini athletes who flashed more greatness and staying power than Olympic champion Bobby Richards and football superstars Dick Butkus, J.C. Caroline and Buddy Young.
The Illinois men’s basketball team found out Tuesday that BTN will carry 11 of its 18 Big Ten games this season, including when the Illini host defending national runner-up Wisconsin on the last day in January. Here’s when you can see the Illini in action on the league’s network this season:
MINNEAPOLIS — The Illinois women’s golf team finished third and just 3 strokes behind champion Purdue at the Minnesota Invitational on Tuesday at The Minikahda Club.
Dee Brown will be the first guest of The News-Gazette SportsPage as it returns to the Esquire at 5 p.m. Monday. Staff writer Scott Richey — with assists from Loren Tate and Bob Asmussen — gauges which popular Illini greats, Dee included, might have drawn a crowd: