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Illinois Football: Pipeline to Florida continues to strengthen for the Illini

Illinois football head coach Bret Bielema and the coaching staff continued to strengthen the Florida-to-Illinois pipeline by landing this three-star recruit. 2023 prospect Nathan Guinn announced to Twitter last Monday that he will be suiting up for the Illini at the next level. Guinn is a 6-foot-6, 220-pound tight end/wide receiver currently attending Vero Beach […] Illinois Football: Pipeline to Florida continues to strengthen for the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Illinois Basketball: Illini trying to get a Gill back in Champaign

Illinois basketball started to target a legacy recruit on Monday of this week. The Illini teams of the 1980s were special to a large chunk of the fanbase. Illinois would only miss one NCAA tournament during that decade, and a trip to the Final Four would happen in 1989. Dubbed the Flyin’ Illini, the 1989 […] Illinois Basketball: Illini trying to get a Gill back in Champaign - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Illinois Basketball: East coast a priority with latest Illini offer

2024 has been a focus recently for the Illinois basketball program as they try to build around two big pieces. The Illini have already secured commitments from top 50 recruit in Morez Johnson, and a talented point guard in ZZ Clark who should take over the reins after his brother, Skyy, leaves the program. Brad […] Illinois Basketball: East coast a priority with latest Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Illinois Football: Illini add another Florida recruit to the class of 2023

Illinois football kept the positive recruiting momentum going on Monday afternoon. Coming into the week, the Illini had a total of 12 commitments and were ranked inside the top 40 nationally for 2023. If Illinois can land the class of 2023 inside the top 50 in the nation, that would give the program back-to-back top […] Illinois Football: Illini add another Florida recruit to the class of 2023 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Illinois Basketball: Rising North Carolina guard receives Illini offer

Illinois basketball wants to continue adding to their already stacked 2024 class. As of right now, the Illini have the best recruiting class in the nation for 2024. The top commitment is Morez Johnson, who is rated as a four-star recruit and ranked as the No. 44 player in the class of 2024. Illinois also […] Illinois Basketball: Rising North Carolina guard receives Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Duke Basketball Report

DBR Podcast #428 - Jacob Grandison & Mark Williams

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - FEBRUARY 08: Jacob Grandison #3 of the Illinois Fighting Illini brings the ball up court during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on February 8, 2022 in West Lafayette, Indiana. | Photo by Michael Hickey/ And a very special guest Time for a deep dive into what Duke’s newest recruit, “old man” Jacob Grandison means for the 2022-23 Blue Devils. The DBR Podcast Crew has plenty to say about how his experience, defensive leadership, and shooting will impact all those freshmen surrounding him. You will really love some of...

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Illinois Basketball: Illini eyeing top 30 center for 2023

Illinois basketball needs a big man for the future, and they have started targeting a recruit who could fill that void. Heading into the upcoming 2022-23 campaign, I would say the Illini weakness is probably at the No. 5 spot. We aren’t quite sure what the best lineup will be for Illinois, but there are […] Illinois Basketball: Illini eyeing top 30 center for 2023 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Illinois Basketball: Wish list for the Illini class of 2023

Illinois basketball has been pulling in some special talent over the past few months. The class of 2022 is one of the top 10 classes in the country, and the Illini probably aren’t finished adding players. The class of 2024 has a top 50 recruit already committed and another point guard who should be in […] Illinois Basketball: Wish list for the Illini class of 2023 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Duke Basketball Report

DBR Podcast #427 - A Grand(ison) Slam!

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 18: Illinois Fighting Illini guard Jacob Grandison (3) looks to pass the ball during the men’s March Madness college basketball game between Chattanooga Mocs and Illinois Fighting Illini on March 18, 2022 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. | Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Another key recruit for the Terminator. It was supposed to be a quiet few days for the DBR Podcast crew. The guys were all set to do a few NBA draft preview episodes and just enjoy the early days of summer... and then Jon Scheyer went out and did it again....

Duke Basketball Report

Duke Recruiting: Jacob Grandison Update

 PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 18: Illinois Fighting Illini guard Jacob Grandison (3) prepares to receive the ball during the men’s March Madness college basketball game between Chattanooga Mocs and Illinois Fighting Illini on March 18, 2022 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. | Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Things may be looking good for the Blue Devils When you’re trying to get info on a recruit, in this case a transfer, one of the best ways to do it is to go to other fan bases. In the case of Jacob Grandison, he’s still considering at least Duke...

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Illinois Football: Another in-state recruit commits to the Illini

The Illinois football team has been hitting the recruiting scene hard over the last week. The future of the Illini program is slowly but surely looking up. The Illini saw 13 official visits and landed three commitments over the weekend, including 6-foot 5, 240-pound 2023 in-state defensive end Pat Farrell out of St. Rita High School. […] Illinois Football: Another in-state recruit commits to the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.