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Writing Illini 1 hour ago

Illinois Football: Illini getting visit from 2020 ATH Karamba Kaba

The Illinois football team is getting a visit for the upcoming recruiting class who could help this program on either side of the ball. Karamba Kaba announced via Twitter on Thursday that he will be visiting the University of Illinois on the weekend of March 29. He was able to confirm this news with the […] Illinois Football: Illini getting visit from 2020 ATH Karamba Kaba - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room 1 hour ago
Top 5 Individual Performances of the 2018-19 Season

Top 5 Individual Performances of the 2018-19 Season

Who shined the brightest for the Illini? The Illini were a work in progress in Brad Underwood’s second year in Champaign. Nonetheless, there were several individual performances to be proud of during the 2018-19 season. So, Here is our list of Illinois Basketball’s top-5 individual performances of this season. 5. Ayo Dosunmu vs Georgetown Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports Ayo came into the 2018-19 season as a highly-heralded freshman from Chicago. His first opportunity to showcase his skill set against high-level collegiate competition came in a November matchup...
Writing Illini Mar 20, 2019

Illinois Basketball: Illini recruiting targets in the new 274Sports 2021 top 60

The Illinois basketball team has some talented players on the roster right now, but it will be tough to see who will be there when 2021 rolls around. Anyone who is a sophomore and older right now will be gone by 2021. That doesn’t leave too much talent left on the Illinois roster. Of course, […] Illinois Basketball: Illini recruiting targets in the new 274Sports 2021 top 60 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Mar 20, 2019
Illinois Basketball 2018-19 Player Review: Tevian Jones

Illinois Basketball 2018-19 Player Review: Tevian Jones

The future is bright, but needs to take care of business off the court. By The Numbers Similar to Alan Griffin, Tevian Jones played sparingly, averaging 9.2 minutes per game. In those minutes, Jones averaged 3.5 points per game, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.2 assists. He shot 40.8% from the field, which is encouraging. He also shot 90.9% from the free throw line, which is excellent, albeit a small sample size (10-11). His assist-to-turnover ratio was 1.3. All numbers can be taken with a grain of salt, given the lack of major minutes this season. However, Jones' field goal percentage and free throw...
Writing Illini Mar 19, 2019

Illinois Basketball: Pat Andree draws interest from Illini and others

It looks like the Illinois basketball team has interest in another graduate transfer who just recently announced he will be looking for a new home. It was first reported by Evan Daniels of 247Sports that Pat Andree has decided to graduate and transfer from Lehigh University. This puts another big-time player on the market for […] Illinois Basketball: Pat Andree draws interest from Illini and others - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Mar 19, 2019

Illinois Golf: Illini need strong finish heading into Big Ten Championships

Illinois golf fans are used to seeing the men’s team dominate the college landscape, but this year things seem to be a little trickier for the Orange and Blue. Let’s be honest, it isn’t easy replacing talented players like Dylan Meyer and Nick Hardy. Replacing these two talented, all-time, great players is like replacing Deron […] Illinois Golf: Illini need strong finish heading into Big Ten Championships - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Mar 19, 2019
An Illinois Fan’s Guide to Bandwagoning the NCAA Tournament

An Illinois Fan’s Guide to Bandwagoning the NCAA Tournament

Without Illinois, are you looking for a team to root for? Illinois sports fans often face an existential conundrum each December and March. We’re sports fans first. We love college football and college basketball, and then — for the joy and for the heartache — we love the Illinois Fighting Illini. When our Illini fail to reach the postseason, whether it’s college football bowl season or March Madness, we squirm. We know we can’t keep our eyes off of the action, but deep down, we’re distraught, for we know this could be so much better if the Orange & Blue were competing....
The Champaign Room Mar 19, 2019
Illinois Basketball 2018-19 Player Reviews

Illinois Basketball 2018-19 Player Reviews

A deep dive into each Illini’s season. Now that Illinois’ season is officially over following a second-round loss to Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament, we are able to really look at how each Illini performed this season — and where they can go from here. We’ll go by class through Illinois’ rotation players, starting with freshman Alan Griffin and ending with four-year senior Aaron Jordan. Feel free to participate in the comments with your thoughts on how the players did and how they can fit into Brad Underwood’s program at Illinois.
The Champaign Room Mar 19, 2019
Illinois Basketball 2018-19 Player Review: Alan Griffin

Illinois Basketball 2018-19 Player Review: Alan Griffin

How can a freshman with very limited minutes show a bright future for the Illini? By The Numbers At 6-foot-5, the freshman guard averaged 2.8 points per game, 1.6 rebounds per game, and just under half an assist in eight minutes per contest. Only held scoreless in two of his games where he played at least five minutes, he was able to score, showing an ability to make the most of any opportunity he was given. In fact, Griffin may be one of the bright spots in a 21-loss season for the Illini. If you take his numbers and factor them into starters’ minutes (i.e. 30 minutes per contest),...
Writing Illini Mar 19, 2019

Illinois Basketball: Xavier Bishop would be an intriguing option for the Illini

There is a new name on the transfer market that might be an interesting option for the Illinois basketball program. Xavier Bishop announced on his Twitter account that he has decided to transfer for his senior season. From everything I have read and researched, I don’t think he is a graduate transfer, so he would […] Illinois Basketball: Xavier Bishop would be an intriguing option for the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Mar 18, 2019
Illinois Softball off to 16-5 start

Illinois Softball off to 16-5 start

The Illini have been in the top-25 early on. Illinois Softball is off to a great start, cruising through much of its non-conference slate on its way to a 16-5 start on the season. The Illini were briefly in the NCAA Top 25, but are still receiving votes at this time. The Illini are 2-2 against Top 25 opponents, defeating #13 Kentucky and splitting two games with #22 Oklahoma State in the season’s first weekend, while falling to second-ranked Oklahoma this past Saturday. Looking at the 21 games played to open the season, it’s no wonder why the Illini are off to a hot start. As a team,...
Writing Illini Mar 18, 2019

Illinois Football: Dejon Brissett adds depth to wide receiver corps

The Illinois football team added a member to the family on Sunday night. Dejon Brissett announced on Twitter that he has decided to play for the Illini this upcoming season. He will be transferring in from Richmond. This is a much-needed addition to the Illinois football team considering the lack of depth at wide receiver. […] Illinois Football: Dejon Brissett adds depth to wide receiver corps - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Mar 18, 2019
WKYHSI Episode 47: Illinois Basketball 2018-19 Season Review

WKYHSI Episode 47: Illinois Basketball 2018-19 Season Review

The last rites for the 2018-19 Fighting Illini Welcome to the “We Know You Have Sand Illinois” Podcast, part of the TCR Podcast Channel. The basketball season has (mercifully) come to an end for the Illinois Fighting Illini and Brad Repplinger and Brandon Birkhead are here to wrap a bow around what was a difficult and often ugly season for Illinois. (0:00) Season recap (19:20) Season awards (35:40) Pre-season predictions review (48:40) Player reviews (1:07:35) Thoughts on Brad Underwood and expectations for the team heading into 2019-20. You can follow the TCR Podcast Channel on...
Writing Illini Mar 17, 2019

Illinois Basketball: 5 transfers who could help the Illini next season

The Illinois basketball team needs to add at least one more player to the class of 2019. Illinois is losing a few talented players from this past season. Aaron Jordan is departing after four years with the Orange and Blue. His solid three-point shooting and hard work will be missed. As a fan, I appreciated […] Illinois Basketball: 5 transfers who could help the Illini next season - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Mar 17, 2019

Illinois Basketball: Illini eyeing graduate transfer Justin Pierce

A few players will depart the Illinois basketball team this offseason who will need to be replaced next year. Aaron Jordan is the most productive player who will need to be replaced. Jordan was a four-year player with the Illini and someone who won’t be forgotten. This kid played with his heart each and every […] Illinois Basketball: Illini eyeing graduate transfer Justin Pierce - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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