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Writing Illini 19 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: Getting in Kahlil Whitney’s top 8 is a must for Illini

The Kahlil Whitney watch if officially on as the Illinois basketball team hopes to make his top list this week. On Saturday night, Whitney took to Twitter to announce he will be cutting his list down. He says this list will be cut next week – between Sunday, July 15 and Saturday, July 21 – […] Illinois Basketball: Getting in Kahlil Whitney’s top 8 is a must for Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room 20 hours ago
Stock & Shop - Defensive Backs

Stock & Shop - Defensive Backs

The Secondary closes out the series. As we wrap up Stock & Shop, the trends we’ve seen throughout are punctuated in the secondary. High-end young talent appears early in the depth chart while questions and recruiting hangovers appear deeper down. What we can highlight for this edition, though, are the evaluations that have been made to find the gems of last year and the incoming freshmen for this 2018 season. Stock Early in last year’s training camp, those fortunate enough to live in the Champaign area began praising the ability of Bennett Williams. Because Illini Nation is...
Writing Illini 20 hours ago

Illinois Football: Jashua Allen would help solidify Illini linebacker core

Big things are happening in Littyville as another recruit included the Illinois football team on their top list. Jashua Allen cut his list down to just five programs and kept the likes of Colorado, Utah, Iowa State, Washington State and Illinois alive for his commitment. This would be a big get for whatever team he […] Illinois Football: Jashua Allen would help solidify Illini linebacker core - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 14, 2018

Illinois Basketball: Dontaie Allen adds Illini to scholarship list

The Illinois basketball team offered a handful of different players yesterday who could all help the program in the future. Dontaie Allen was one of those recruits. He is a 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard from Pendleton County High School in Falmouth, Kentucky. He is rated as a three-star recruit who has received a ton of […] Illinois Basketball: Dontaie Allen adds Illini to scholarship list - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 14, 2018

Illinois Basketball: Illini offer 2019 PF Anthony Walker

The Illinois basketball team took in some AAU games and offered some scholarships the last few days. Anthony Walker was the recipient of one of those scholarship offers. He is a 6-foot-10, 215-pound power forward from Perry Hall High School in Nottingham, Maryland. He is rated as a four-star recruit who is the No. 145 […] Illinois Basketball: Illini offer 2019 PF Anthony Walker - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 13, 2018

Illinois Football: Illini crack the top 8 for Jacob Bandes

In the midst of having one of their class of 2019 commits devalued by 247Sports, the Illinois football team also made the top list of one of the top players in the country. Jacob Bandes decided to cut his list down to just eight programs and included Cal, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Purdue, Ole Miss, Florida […] Illinois Football: Illini crack the top 8 for Jacob Bandes - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jul 12, 2018
Illinois Football adds game versus Toledo in 2023

Illinois Football adds game versus Toledo in 2023

It’ll be their first meeting. The year is 2023. It’s September 2. The freshmen on Illinois Football’s team were born in 2005, the seniors in 2001. The Marching Illini are playing, and 60,000 fans are pouring into Memorial Stadium as the defending College Football Playoff champions welcome the Toledo Rockets for the first game of the season. Maybe it’s exaggerated, but Illinois will really be hosting Toledo for the teams’ first-ever meeting on September 2, 2023. Schedule Addition: The #Illini will host Toledo in 2023 in the first meeting between the two programs. »...
Writing Illini Jul 12, 2018

Illinois Football: Bad excuse for dropping Isaiah Williams out of top 247

The Illinois football team has only one top 247 player in the latest 247Sports Top 247 rankings. Marquez Beason is the lone Illini checking in on this list coming in at No. 100. He was right around where he was originally but moved up one spot. There is someone missing, though. That is right the […] Illinois Football: Bad excuse for dropping Isaiah Williams out of top 247 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 12, 2018

Illinois Football: Illini extend offer to 2020 CB Lorando Johnson

Just like the basketball team, the Illinois football team was down in Texas doing some recruiting work on Wednesday as well. Lorando Johnson was the recipient of one of the Illini scholarships. He is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound cornerback from Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Texas. He is rated as a four-star recruit who is the […] Illinois Football: Illini extend offer to 2020 CB Lorando Johnson - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 12, 2018

Illinois Basketball: Illini tap into Texas with offer to Donovan Williams

The Illinois basketball team tapped into the Texas market on Wednesday night. Brad Underwood and the Illini coaching staff extended a scholarship offer to Donovan Williams. He is a 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from Fort Bend Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas. He is rated as a four-star recruit who is the No. 95 […] Illinois Basketball: Illini tap into Texas with offer to Donovan Williams - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 11, 2018

Building the Illinois football program: Wide Receivers

The Illinois football team is building their program, and getting more talent on the offensive side of the ball is key. Here is what Lovie Smith started with in 2016 and what the Illini will be putting out at wide receiver this fall. 2016 Starter: Malik Turner (2-Star #1752 Class of 2014) The No. 1 […] Building the Illinois football program: Wide Receivers - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 11, 2018

Illinois Basketball: Illini need to land 2 of the 5 recruits on this list

The Illinois basketball team needs to build a great class of 2019 to keep the recruiting momentum rolling. For this class, the Illini currently have three scholarships available. These three scholarships need to go to players who will help this team immediately. There are enough talented players that have ties to the state of Illinois […] Illinois Basketball: Illini need to land 2 of the 5 recruits on this list - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 10, 2018

Illinois Football: What to expect out of Mike Epstein in year 2

Year two for Illinois football running back Mike Epstein will be a big test; will the sophomore rise to the occasion? The start of the 2017 Illinois Football season, and year two of the Lovie Smith era, began with a slew of questions:  How will this many starting freshman fare in the Big Ten?  How […] Illinois Football: What to expect out of Mike Epstein in year 2 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Jul 10, 2018

Illinois Football: Buckle up national media, Lovie Smith is here to stay

The big story floating around the Illinois football fan base was that of the “Hot Seat Rankings”. Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports released his rankings of which coaches are going to be on the hot seat this upcoming season. His rating went from zero through five with five being “Win or be fired” and zero […] Illinois Football: Buckle up national media, Lovie Smith is here to stay - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Jul 10, 2018
Cockburn could add another element to the Illini’s roster

Cockburn could add another element to the Illini’s roster

Antigua and the Illini are hitting the East Coast hard in search of talent. Size — it’s been a point of emphasis for Brad Underwood since taking over this Illinois program. When Jeremiah Tilmon jumped ship for Mizzou, Illini fans knew they could be in for a long winter with the team’s lack of frontcourt depth. Michael Finke was forced to play out of position last season for the team, matching up with guys like Isaac Haas and Mo Wagner. Being vertically challenged played a large part in the team going 4-14 in conference play. Then, losing guys like Leron Black, Greg Eboigbodin, and...

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