Illinois Basketball Transfer Portal Targets Commit Elsewhere
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by Kirkland Chappell
3h ago
Illinois Basketball Transfer Portal Targets Commit Elsewhere Brad Underwood has been a very busy man since October and currently is working on the most important phase for next years 2024-2025 season. Working tirelessly in the transfer market to construct the future of the program. It was announced recently that a pair of Illinois Basketball targets have decided to take their talents elsewhere. Thursday (4/18), Wisconsin transfer AJ Storr pledged his commitment to Bill Self, and the University of Kansas. The Sophomore from Rockford (Ill) seemed to be a top priority for a short period of time ..read more
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Former Illinois Basketball Assistant To Leave Kentucky
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by Alex Kyi
21h ago
Former Illinois Basketball Assistant to Leave Kentucky Rumor has it that former Illinois Basketball assistant, Orlando Antigua, will not be joining the staff at Arkansas with John Calipari. Antigua left Champaign in 2021 to join forces with John Calipari again after spending the early 2010s in Lexington. After the rumors surfaced that Antigua would not join Calipari at Arkansas, ideas surfaced that Antigua may just want to stay in Lexington with Mark Pope’s new staff. Currently, there are rumors swirling that Antigua will likely leave Kentucky and search elsewhere for an assistant coaching pos ..read more
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Former Illinois Football Running Back Joining Staff
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by Kirkland Chappell
1d ago
Former Illinois Football Running Back Joining Staff Former Illinois Football running back Dre Brown has made his way home to Champaign. A Dekalb Native, Dre has spent the past 3 seasons in the recruiting department for Norte Dame. First, serving as an offensive analyst, before making the switch to the high school recruiting director. Bret Bielema has brought Dre on to the staff to replace Nate McNeal as the Director of Player Personnel. Who, recently made the move to Syracuse. Bret Bielema, Illinois tabbing Notre Dame’s Dre Brown for key DPP role https://t.co/VFuBTppP02 via @JohnDBrice1 — Fo ..read more
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Illinicast: 2024 Illini NFL Draft Preview
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by Kirkland Chappell
2d ago
Illinicast: 2024 Illini NFL Draft Preview We are just 8 days from the 2024 NFL draft. Of course, it appears Caleb Williams season in the land of Lincoln, Mel Kiper Jr. is ready to rock and roll, and any talk of “who may go where” for former Illinois players is almost over. On episode 82 of Illinicast, hosts Sunny and Austin discuss the players who could potentially hear their names called on draft days 1-3, April 25th-April 27th. As well as discussing players who have a shot to make their way into in an NFL camp. Episode 82 Bret Bielema’s program produced a record 6 invitees to the 2024 NFL Dr ..read more
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BREAKING: Illinois Basketball Lands Former Top-60 Big Man
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by Alex Kyi
3d ago
BREAKING: Illinois Basketball Lands Former Top-60 Big Man Illinois Basketball has made another transfer portal addition. This time, Illinois Basketball has landed Notre Dame forward, Carey Booth. Booth just played his freshman year at Notre Dame and will arrive in Champaign with three years of eligibility. Booth is a 6 foot 10 inch, stretch-forward that will slot right into the Coleman Hawkins/Quincy Guerrier role. Carey is the son of current Denver Nuggets GM, Calvin Booth. Carey is a former top-60 prospect coming out of high school and has a ton of upside. With Jake Davis, Tre White, Kylan B ..read more
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A Few Illinois Football Players Enter the Transfer Portal
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by Kirkland Chappell
3d ago
A Few Illinois Football Players Enter the Transfer Portal It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and Illinois football & basketball fans are locked in on the transfer portal news, which seems to be non-stop at this point. Spring football is here as well, which means that Bret Bielema’s crew is working hard to shape his roster for the 2024 season. Especially as the Illini get into live scrimmages. With that said, players also catch a glimpse into what their play-time outlook will be. Which, is a recipe for potential transfers. In unfortunate news, the Il ..read more
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BREAKING: Illinois Basketball Forward Enters Transfer Portal
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by Alex Kyi
3d ago
BREAKING: Illinois Forward Enters Transfer Portal The dominos continue to fall. Illinois Basketball has gained a lot from the transfer portal, however, they do have some offseason losses. As expected, Terrence Shannon Jr, Coleman Hawkins, Justin Harmon, Quincy Guerrier and (likely) Marcus Domask will move on to the professional ranks. Additionally, after the news that Chester Frazier will be moving on from Champaign, Sencire Harris decided to enter the transfer portal. Another player close with Frazier, Amani Hansberry, has just announced his intent to move on from Illinois also. Hansberry ave ..read more
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Former Illinois Basketball Assistant Back In The Big Ten
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by Kirkland Chappell
4d ago
Former Illinois Basketball Assistant Back In The Big Ten Former John Groce and Brad Underwood assistant Jamall Walker has made his way back to the Big Ten. According to a post (below) on the team’s “X” page, Ohio State has plucked the former Illinois Basketball assistant. Walker spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Grand Canyon University for Bryce Drew. Helping to lead the lopes’ to 3 consecutive WAC tournament championships.  Furthermore, assisting GCU to 3 appearances in the NCAA tournament. Jamall spent 8 seasons in Champaign as assistant to the head coach for Underwood and ..read more
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Rumor: Illinois Basketball Assistant Hired by West Virginia
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by Alex Kyi
4d ago
Rumor: Illinois Basketball Assistant Hired by West Virginia Bittersweet moment for Illinois Basketball. Obviously, Illinois fans want the best assistants in the country. On that note, college basketball programs will always try to poach quality assistants. Recently, Illinois Basketball Assistant, Chester Frazier, has been involved in plenty of offseason rumors regarding his time in Champaign. That noise has started to pick up.  Multiple West Virginia social media accounts have reported that Chester Frazier has been hired by the new coaching staff in Morgantown. This means that Brad Underw ..read more
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Illinois Basketball To Host Multiple Transfer Portal Priorities
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by Alex Kyi
4d ago
Illinois Basketball To Host Multiple Transfer Portal Priorities Illinois Basketball continues their transfer portal push. After landing Tre White, a high-upside prospect from Louisville, Illinois has not let up on their push for some priority targets. Per multiple reports, including Jamie Shaw of On3, Dante Maddox Jr will visit the University of Illinois. In addition, per Dushawn London of 247sports, Notre Dame transfer, Carey Booth, will visit as well. Per some rumblings, Kylan Boswell may also be on campus to round out a massive weekend with multiple transfer portal priorities. Dante Maddox ..read more
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