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  • B1G Turnover Turns Up Illini Expectations

    B1G Turnover Turns Up Illini Expectations

    With so much turnover in the Big Ten this offseason, the Illini will have an even better chance to jump up the conference ranks. Why expectations for next season are changing. More

  • Illini Staff Visits Bragg

    Illini Staff Visits Bragg

    On Friday, Illini head coach John Groce and assistants Dustin Ford and Jamall Walker went to Cleveland for an in-home visit with 2015 five-star PF Carlton Bragg. More

  • Illini Entertain Thompson

    Illini Entertain Thompson

    Cincinnati (Ohio) LaSalle defensive lineman Jordan Thompson wants to look into all of his scholarship offers, with Illinois getting its chance to impress on Thursday. More

  • Groce Sizing Up His Options

    Groce Sizing Up His Options

    Illini head coach John Groce will have an in-home visit with PG Maurice Watson Jr. on Friday. Without an open scholarship, Groce is sizing up his options. More

  • 2016 WR Visits Illini, Purdue & ND

    2016 WR Visits Illini, Purdue & ND

    Farmington (Mich.) High 2016 WR Desmond Fitzpatrick has been making the rounds, with this week’s travels taking him by Illinois, Purdue and Notre Dame. The Illini offered.
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  • Illini To Entertain Offered Targets

    Illini To Entertain Offered Targets

    Beginning Thursday and running through Saturday's spring game, the Illinois football program will have several prospects holding a scholarship visiting Champaign. More

  • Illini Interested in Watson Jr.

    Illini Interested in Watson Jr.

    Boston U transfer PG Maurice Watson Jr. is a hot commodity right now. On Saturday, Illini head coach John Groce called Watson to express his interest. More

  • Illini Offer Top JUCO Wideout

    Illini Offer Top JUCO Wideout

    Blinn College WR Darrion Landry wasn't highly recruited out of high school. But now he is one of the top JUCO targets in the country. The Illini offered him on Thursday. More

  • Watson Eying the Big Stage

    Watson Eying the Big Stage

    Boston University transfer PG Maurice Watson Jr. is eying the big stage as he looks for his next destination. Watson will have a list of high-major suitors. More

  • Illini Pushing Hard For Willis

    Illini Pushing Hard For Willis

    The Illini are making a strong push for 2015 three-star QB Ryan Willis, who visited Champaign on March 17. Willis talks about his visit, Elite 11 workouts and more. More

  • Illini Interested In D.C. Area PG

    Illini Interested In D.C. Area PG

    St. James (VA) point guard Justin Robinson is starting to garner some national attention, after flying under the radar for some time. Illini and others are showing interest. More

  • Illini Targets Jump in Ranks

    Illini Targets Jump in Ranks

    Illini targets Jalen Brunson and Doral Moore made significant jumps in the 247 Composite rankings. Check out where others stand after the update. More

  • Rhett Ready For Success in Final Go

    Rhett Ready For Success in Final Go

    Tennessee State transfer M.J. Rhett is a hot commodity for a laundry list of prospective schools. The upcoming fifth-year senior talked about the transfer process and more. More

  • Mitchell Still Waiting on Wake Hire

    Mitchell Still Waiting on Wake Hire

    2014 four-star point guard Shelton Mitchell signed his letter of intent at Wake Forest last fall, but with a new staff coming in, he could try to explore other options. More

  • Illini Fall Late At Clemson

    Illini Fall Late At Clemson

    The Illini fell late at Clemson in a 50-49 loss on Sunday in the second round on the NIT. What will it take to keep the program 'pointing' in the right direction? More

  • Davis Details Illini Visit

    Davis Details Illini Visit

    Iowa Western tight end Andrew Davis visited Champaign on Wednesday, after receiving an offer from the Illini last week. Davis details his visit. More

  • Brunson Puts On Record-Setting Show

    Brunson Puts On Record-Setting Show

    On Friday night, Illini target Jalen Brunson broke IHSA state records in a 56-point performance in the Class 4A semifinals against Whitney Young. Check out the highlights. More

  • Rice Pushes Illini Past Boston

    Rice Pushes Illini Past Boston

    Down 31-13 in the first half, the Illini looked all but cooked in the first round of the NIT. But 28 points from Rayvonte Rice led to a 66-62 comeback victory over Boston. More

  • New Highlights of Black

    New Highlights of Black

    Illini fans can't wait for four-star power forward Leron Black to put on an Illinois jersey. Check out the new highlights of Tennessee"s Mr. Basketball. More

  • Illini Excited for NIT Opportunity

    Illini Excited for NIT Opportunity

    The Illini drew a two-seed in the NIT on Sunday, matching up with Boston University on Wednesday night. Illini head coach John Groce is excited about the opportunity. More

  • Illini Upset Hits Front Rim

    Illini Upset Hits Front Rim

    The Illini gave a valiant effort against Michigan in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday, but an upset bid bounced off the front rim. More

  • Illini Advance Past Rival Hoosiers

    Illini Advance Past Rival Hoosiers

    Illini point guard Tracy Abrams stepped up with a season-high 25 points in a 64-54 win against Indiana on Thursday. Can the Illini avenge their loss to Michigan tomorrow? More

  • Brunson On a Mission To Peoria

    Brunson On a Mission To Peoria

    Stevenson point guard Jalen Brunson is on a mission to get back to Peoria for the state finals. His father, Rick, gives an update on his season and his recruitment. More

  • Illini Ready For Indianapolis

    Illini Ready For Indianapolis

    The Illini are ready to square off with rival Indiana in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday. John Groce talks about the matchup and his team heading to Indianapolis. More

  • Ekey Leaving It All On The Floor

    Ekey Leaving It All On The Floor

    Illini senior Jon Ekey stepped up with a huge game-winning three against Iowa on Saturday. Ekey is leaving it all on the floor in his final season. More

  • Junior Day Reactions

    Junior Day Reactions

    Illini247 has touched base with many of the offered prospects and big names that visited Illinois on Saturday for Junior Day. More

  • Thomas is the Toast of Texas

    Thomas is the Toast of Texas

    2015 five-star PF Elijah Thomas is the top player in the state of Texas. Thomas talks about his junior season and updates his recruitment. More

  • Illini Working On Simeon Pipeline

    Illini Working On Simeon Pipeline

    John Groce and the Illini staff have worked hard to establish a connection to the state's most prestigious program. It's the gift that keeps giving. More

  • Inside Illini's Upcoming Junior Day

    Inside Illini's Upcoming Junior Day

    On Saturday, Illinois head coach Tim Beckman and his staff will be busy entertaining several prospects with offers and more recruits that could earn one down the road. More

  • Back To Reality For Illini

    Back To Reality For Illini

    The Illini got a harsh taste of reality on Tuesday night in a 84-53 drubbing by Michigan, who clinched their first outright Big Ten title since 1986. More

  • Illini Keep Hammering Away

    Illini Keep Hammering Away

    The Illini are playing arguably the best basketball of this season, riding a three-game winning streak. What has changed? And can they keep it going against Michigan? More

  • Megginson Said Visit "Went Great"

    Megginson Said Visit "Went Great"

    2015 four-star OT Gabe Megginson is one of the top targets for the Illini. Megginson was in attendance for Illinois' basketball game against Nebraska on Wednesday night. More

  • Illini Miss Out on Matthews

    Illini Miss Out on Matthews

    The Illini missed on five-star SG Charles Matthews on Wednesday. The No. 1 player in the state committed to Kentucky. What does it mean for the Illini? More

  • Matthews Set to Announce His Choice

    Matthews Set to Announce His Choice

    2015 five-star SG Charles Matthews is set to announce his decision on Tuesday. Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State are in his final five. More

  • Murray is On Deck For Canada

    Murray is On Deck For Canada

    Ontario point guard Jamal Murray is a rising star in the 2016 class. Murray is headlining the next wave of Canadian talent, as the basketball world starts to take notice. More

  • Phones Buzzing For Bragg

    Phones Buzzing For Bragg

    The phones are buzzing off the hook for 2015 five-star PF Carlton Bragg. Check out this update on his recruitment and more. More

  • Having Nunn of It

    Having Nunn of It

    The Illini have been in one heck of a funk, and they were on their way to another defeat early on against Minnesota. But freshman Kendrick Nunn was having none of it. More

  • Illini Move First On Cooper

    Illini Move First On Cooper

    Columbus (Ohio) Gahanna Lincoln 2016 DE/OLB Jonathon Cooper tore up the combine and camp circuit this weekend. Illinois noticed and offered Monday evening. More

  • A Point of Emphasis for the Illini

    A Point of Emphasis for the Illini

    John Groce is committed to taking the Illini program to new heights. He says they are on the right track, but adding a premier point guard will be the determining factor. More

  • Illini Hit Rock-Bottom

    Illini Hit Rock-Bottom

    The Illini have hit rock-bottom after falling to Nebraska 67-58 on Wednesday night. They are now in sole possession of last place in the Big Ten. More

  • Illini Look to Win Two Straight

    Illini Look to Win Two Straight

    Illini will try to make it two wins in a row against Nebraska on Wednesday night. John Groce, Kendrick Nunn and Malcolm Hill comment on the matchup. More

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