Florida receiver commits to Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Lovie Smith signed seven players out of Florida in his first recruiting class at Illinois. Landing more prospects out of an always loaded crop from the Sunshine State has become a point of emphasis with scores of recruits targeted.

Former Illini Williams transferring to George Washington

Former Illinois guard D.J. Williams will transfer to George Washington per a report from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein on Wednesday afternoon. The 6-foot-7 guard announced he was leaving Illinois on May 8. In accordance with NCAA rules, he must sit out the 2017-18 season.

Dosunmu's visit about relationship building

Beat writer Scott Richey's chat returns at 12:30 p.m. today.

CHAMPAIGN — Ayo Dosunmu had one priority with his unofficial visit to Illinois on Tuesday.

Whitman calling an audible on Memorial Stadium renovation

CHAMPAIGN — The $132 million Memorial Stadium renovation project that Illinois announced in October is now on the back burner, athletic director Josh Whitman revealed on Tuesday during a media roundtable at the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building.

Talented guard visiting Illini today

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AD: Two Hall of Fame events was always the plan

CHAMPAIGN — During a wide-ranging media roundtable on Tuesday at the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building, Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman went on a tangent about the history and tradition the Illini have carved in 120 years of competition.

Top 50 teams in 2017: No. 40, North Carolina

Our preseason countdown continues ...

No. 40: North Carolina

Coach: Larry Fedora

2016 record: 8-5

Projected 2017 record: 8-4

Circle the date: Oct. 7 vs. Notre Dame

Bowl trip: Sun

Top 50 most important Illini: No. 40, Cameron Thomas, QB

Our preseason countdown continues ...

No. 40: Cameron Thomas, QB

Home Run Derby 2017

The Kiwanis Little League Home Run Derby at  First Federal Field  in Champaign on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-20-17

PODCAST: SportsTalk 06-20-17: Play now!

Scott Beatty and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They have a conversation with UI AD Josh Whitman.


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