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UI hoops recruit glance: Jaren Jackson Jr.

Indiana forward Jaren Jackson Jr.

Why he’s a fit at Illinois

The son of the NBA journeyman had a breakout spring, showcasing his athleticism and ability to play inside and out. He’d be a fit anywhere at 6-foot-10 and 220 pounds with three-point range.

2016 NBA draft comparison

Ward enjoys transition

CHAMPAIGN — Looking on at Illinois football from afar now, Jihad Ward still doesn’t hold back on his expectations.

Forward takes leap of faith

OAKLEY, Calif. — Cydnee Kinslow was sure about Pepperdine. So sure she enrolled early, forgoing her senior season at Freedom High School in Oakley, to get a jump-start on her college career.

Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 30, Utah

No. 30: Utah
Coach: Kyle Whittingham

2015 record: 10-3

Projected 2016 record: 9-3

Circle the date: Oct. 22 at UCLA

Bowl trip: Sun

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 30, Gimel President

No. 30: Gimel President, DL

Foster glad to have stuck with Illini

CHAMPAIGN — Kendrick Foster was gone.

The Illinois running back declared so on his Twitter account in late November, announcing his intention to transfer two days after the Illini season ended with a loss to Northwestern at Solider Field.

UI hoops recruit glance: Paul Scruggs

Why he’s a fit at Illinois
If the last two seasons under John Groce proved anything to the Illini, it’s there’s no such thing as too many ball handlers. Scruggs can play off the ball, too, creating more options.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Michael Hoomanawanui

Former Fighting Illini star Michael Hoomanawanui marked his 28th birthday Monday. The former All-Stater from Bloomington Central Catholic High School lettered at Illinois from 2006-09.

Top 50 College Football Teams of 2016: No. 31, Wisconsin

No. 31: Wisconsin
Coach:
Paul Chryst

2015 record: 10-3

Projected 2016 record: 8-4

Circle the date: Sept. 24 at Michigan State

Bowl trip: Heart of Dallas

Top 50 Illini Football Players of 2016: No. 31, Connor Brennan

No. 31: Connor Brennan, OL