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Loren Tate joins Steve Kelly for today's show. They discuss the latest in sports news, then chat about the latest Illini recruits with Randy Taylor (NCSA Sports Recruiting).

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Updated: Livingston leaving Illinois women's basketball

New Golden State guard Shaun Livingston isn’t the only member of his family heading west. 


Donating sky high for Illini

Mike Thomas and Rick Darnell have plenty of reasons to thank Illinois athletic department donors.

Twenty-eight million of them. And counting.

As the fiscal year draws to a close on June 30, Illinois has already set a record for donations.

As of Thursday, the total was at $28,123,205.

That will buy a lot of basketballs, athletic tape and sports drinks.


Sunday Conversation: Matt Bollant

Despite a 28-35 record through his first two seasons in charge of the Illinois women’s basketball program, Matt Bollant is wearing a smile regularly these days.

Why such optimism from the coach?


Scoring guard transfers to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — With an influx of talent, including McDonald’s All-American Chatrice White to go along with some experienced returnees, Illinois women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant was already feeling good about his third season in charge of the program.


Bob Asmussen: I hope IHSA fields my call

The biggest school in the state hosts a baseball super-sectional today.

Softball, too.

“I think any time you have young people on your field and they are exposed to your university that’s a positive,” Illinois baseball coach Dan Hartleb said, “not only for your university, but for the community.”

But is that enough? Not even close.


Sunday Conversation: Jay Price

After the initial media blitz, what was the first thing you did related to the team?


Prep junior commits to UI women's basketball

DELANO, Minn. — Alex Wittinger left Champaign Sunday morning.
She will be back.
After arriving home, the 6-foot-1 junior forward called UI women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant and gave a verbal commitment to enrolling at the school as an engineering major in the fall of 2015.


Crawford receives MVP award

Junior guard Ivory Crawford was named Illinois women’s basketball MVP at the team’s postseason banquet Monday night.


Tate: Color me a fan of new uniforms

If Fighting Illini performance is as snappy as their flashy new uniforms, happy days are on the orange and blue horizon.

What do you think of the new look? Let our columnist know here


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