8:52 PM EDT, Sun October 17, 2021
11 hours ago

Illinois Football: Illini land official visit from Florida safety

While the season hasn’t gone exactly as most had hoped, there is still a class of 2022 that the Illinois football team needs to button up. The Illini currently have 15 commitments for 2022, which ranks No. 46 in the country. This isn’t a bad start to the class, but a strong finish is what […] Illinois Football: Illini land official visit from Florida safety - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
13 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: The good, the bad, and the expectations for Kofi Cockburn

We are less than a week away from the first Illinois basketball exhibition game and less than four weeks away from the regular season. If you haven’t started already, it is time to get excited about the upcoming Illini campaign. The Orange and Blue are projected as one of the top teams in the nation […] Illinois Basketball: The good, the bad, and the expectations for Kofi Cockburn - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 15, 2021

Illinois Basketball: 2022 Roman Main Event to feature the Illini

One way to tell that the Illinois basketball team is back is what type of regular season tournaments they get invited to. When the Illini were at their highest point in the early-to-mid 2000s, they were getting in big tournaments against big programs. I remember all of those games against teams like Duke and Arizona, […] Illinois Basketball: 2022 Roman Main Event to feature the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 14, 2021

Illinois Basketball: 2023 in-state forward gets another visit from the Illini

Ty Pence’s recruitment is growing by the day, as many teams are joining the Illinois basketball program in offering the in-state talent. Illinois’ involvement in the Pence recruitment started back in June. The Illini offered the relatively unknown forward a scholarship, and his notoriety started to pick up a little bit. Since that offer, Pence […] Illinois Basketball: 2023 in-state forward gets another visit from the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 14, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Illini recruiting targets move in updated 247Sports 2023 rankings

On many occasions, I have stated how big the class of 2023 is for the Illinois basketball program. For the time being, the Illini have a solid roster that can win a national title. But, when 2023 rolls around, this team is going to go through some changes. Being able to replace great players with […] Illinois Basketball: Illini recruiting targets move in updated 247Sports 2023 rankings - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 12, 2021

Illinois Football: Illini targeting in-state linebacker with recent offer

Illinois football is trying to bring the next great linebacker into the fold with an offer to in-state talent, Jimmy Rolder. After the 2021 campaign, there is going to be some serious turnover with the Illini. One of the main players who will depart the program is Jake Hansen. His presence at linebacker will be […] Illinois Football: Illini targeting in-state linebacker with recent offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 12, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini recruiting targets for 2023 after missing on Owen Freeman

Illinois basketball missed out on one of their top targets for 2023 on Monday afternoon. In-state big man Owen Freeman was someone to keep an eye on for the Illini in 2023. Standing at 6-foot-10, 220-pounds, Freeman would have been a nice solution for the post-Kofi Cockburn era. But the Bradley, Illinois forward had other […] Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini recruiting targets for 2023 after missing on Owen Freeman - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 11, 2021

Ayo Dosunmu having an efficient preseason with the Chicago Bulls

With the NBA season on the horizon, Chicago Bulls guard Ayo Dosunmu is taking advantage of every minute he receives in the preseason. As a second round pick in the NBA Draft, it is hard to stick with an NBA franchise. Usually, NBA teams throw second round picks around like they are nothing. There are […] Ayo Dosunmu having an efficient preseason with the Chicago Bulls - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 10, 2021

Illinois Football: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Wisconsin

Illinois football had a chance to show the world we aren’t a laughingstock of the Big Ten but failed to do so against Wisconsin. The Badgers didn’t even play that well but still managed to beat the Illini by a score of 24-0. This was one of the worst offensive performances in recent memory for […] Illinois Football: 4 observations from the Illini loss to Wisconsin - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 8, 2021

Illinois football: Prediction for week six vs. Wisconsin

After winning its first game in over a month, the Illinois football team (2-4) has a golden opportunity to siege its second straight win vs. the Wisconsin Badgers (1-3) at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday. The Illini have a winnable game ahead of them, as they host a Wisconsin team that has mightily underperformed after starting the […] Illinois football: Prediction for week six vs. Wisconsin - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 8, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Top 3 Illini recruiting targets after missing on Cam Whitmore

Illinois basketball missed out on one of the top recruits in the nation on Thursday afternoon. Cam Whitmore had the Illini in his top three, but on Thursday, he would announce that he would be heading to Villanova to play for the Wildcats. This is a blow to the Illini class of 2022 as there […] Illinois Basketball: Top 3 Illini recruiting targets after missing on Cam Whitmore - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 7, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Hunter Dickinson hates the Illini and I love it

Hunter Dickinson says that Illinois basketball fans are an annoying bunch. On Thursday, Eamonn Brennan of The Athletic tweeted out a quote from Michigan big man Hunter Dickinson during Big Ten Media Day. The tweeted quote reads… “Illinois fans are pretty annoying, I’m not going to lie.” “Illinois fans are pretty annoying, I’m not going […] Illinois Basketball: Hunter Dickinson hates the Illini and I love it - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 7, 2021

Illinois football: Moneyline, spread, and total points betting advice vs. Wisconsin

Illinois football is gearing up to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in a tough Big Ten battle this weekend. With so much on the line for a potential bowl game in the future, both the Illini and Badgers are sure to come out strong. But will either team hit the betting numbers that WynnBET is […] Illinois football: Moneyline, spread, and total points betting advice vs. Wisconsin - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 6, 2021

Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood and Illini staff check in on Ty Rodgers

The Illinois basketball coaching staff continues to see Ty Rodgers as one of their top recruits for 2022. Rodgers has been a wanted recruit for quite some time. With roughly 22 scholarship offers, there are numerous big-time programs that want him on their team. But, on September 2, Rodgers broke the hearts of many programs […] Illinois Basketball: Brad Underwood and Illini staff check in on Ty Rodgers - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Oct 6, 2021

Ayo Dosunmu era has started for the Chicago Bulls

The Ayo Dosunmu era for the Chicago Bulls has officially started as the former Illinois basketball superstar played in his first preseason game. After not being picked in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft, Ayo ended up dropping into the second round and was picked by the Bulls. One man’s trash is another […] Ayo Dosunmu era has started for the Chicago Bulls - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.