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Decision day for five-star guard

Five-star point guard Alterique Gilbert, an Illinois target in the 2016 class, will announce his college decision on Saturday. The 6-foot-1 Gilbert will choose between the Illini, Syracuse, Connecticut, Louisville and Texas.

Rice, Egwu dream big

A look at what former Illini Rayvonte Rice and Nnanna Egwu need to do to impress during the NBA Summer League, courtesy staffer Alex Roux:

Area soccer aficionados predict Cup final

United States soccer fans haven’t celebrated a World Cup title since 1999. The News-Gazette asked area soccer aficionados to peer into their crystal ball ahead of Sunday evening’s rematch between the U.S. and Japan:

Sports Talk 07-03-15

Sports Talk 07-03-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Matt Daniels bring you SportsTalk on NewsTalk 1400 WDWS. They talk the Illini Women's Basketball controversy, Illini Players playing pro golf and more.

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Best of Illini: No. 37, Caleb Day

NO. 37: Caleb Day, DB

Best of teams: No. 37, Miami

NO. 37: Miami

COACH: Al Golden

2014 RECORD: 6-7

PROJECTED 2015 RECORD: 9-4

CIRCLE THE DATE: Sept. 19 vs. Nebraska

Booster: 'I don't believe' charges

David Lesney and his wife, Diane, have supported University of Illinois women's basketball for 25 years, and Matt Bollant since he was introduced as head coach more than three years ago.

A lawsuit filed against the university by seven players, accusing the coach and former assistant Mike Divilbiss of creating a "racially hostile environment," hasn't changed that.

Langley soars to first-round lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.

Woods rebounded from a dismal U.S. Open with a 4-under-par 66 in Thursday’s opening round of The Greenbrier Classic, 4 shots behind leader Scott Langley, a former Illini.

Freshman, father react to allegations

CHAMPAIGN — Marvin Rice feels like his family did its due diligence when his daughter, Cierra, committed and signed with Illinois.

And after allegations surfaced of racial discrimination and verbal abuse against the Illini coaching staff.

UI grad Correa pays price

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they fired scouting director Chris Correa, a 2004 University of Illinois graduate and the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the Houston Astros’ player personnel database.