1. Illini Fans Are Going After Cliff Alexander on Twitter After His Hat Fakeout

    Earlier this afternoon, Chicago native (and five-star recruit) Cliff Alexander announced his decision to play for the Kansas Jayhawks instead of his hometown Illinois Fighting Illini...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 10 months ago 286 reads 0 comments

  2. Quentin Snider Decommits from Illinois, Signs with Louisville

    According to Raphielle Johnson of College Basketball Talk, Quentin Snider has decided to sign with Rick Pitino 's Louisville Cardinals, breaking his previous verbal commitment to John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 10 months ago 11,363 reads 29 comments

  3. Cliff Alexander: What Landing 5-Star Stud Would Mean for Fighting Illini

    Cliff Alexander will announce his college choice on Friday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. CST, just 15 minutes after fellow 5-star recruits Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones announce where they will be playing their college ball next season...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 10 months ago 6,516 reads 3 comments

  4. Illinois Basketball: Analyzing Fighting Illini's 2-0 Start to Regular Season

    John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini kicked off their season at the newly named State Farm Center on Friday Nov. 8, as the Orange and Blue defeated Alabama State, 80-63...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 10 months ago 4,304 reads 2 comments

  5. Illinois Basketball: John Groce Quickly Putting Illini Back in National Picture

    As the sun sets early on yet another Illinois Fighting Illini football season, there is a bright light shining on the Illinois basketball program. With the recent verbal commitment from D...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 10 months ago 6,777 reads 3 comments

  6. D.J. Williams Commits to Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' 2014 recruiting class will sign their letters of intent in 10 days, but John Groce and Co. have already gone to work on the 2015 crop of recruits, landing a commitment from Simeon forward D...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 11 months ago 409 reads 0 comments

  7. Illinois Basketball: Illini Win Without Tracy Abrams, Prepare for Season Opener

    Back on October 24, the Fighting Illini won their first exhibition, 101-66, over McKendree. On Sunday, the Illini welcomed Northwood (Mich.) to the State Farm Center for their second and final exhibition contest...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 11 months ago 3,029 reads 1 comments

  8. ESPN Champions Classic in Chicago a Blow to Illinois Basketball?

    Rewind the clock 30 years to 1983. The DePaul Blue Demons , under legendary coach Ray Meyer, were 27-3 and the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA tournament...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 11 months ago 7,588 reads 8 comments

  9. Illinois Basketball: Fighting Illini Score 101 Points in Exhibition Opener

    One week after matching up against each other in the Orange and Blue Scrimmage, the 2013-14 version of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball faced their first test, albeit in an exhibition game...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 11 months ago 5,521 reads 2 comments

  10. Illinois Basketball 2013-14 Preview: Bertrand Will Lead Young Illini Squad

    With November rapidly approaching, it means that the college basketball season is almost upon us, and for me it means that it is time to start talking Illinois Fighting Illini hoops...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 11 months ago 2,151 reads 1 comments

  11. Illinois Basketball: Orange and Blue Scrimmage Recap

    On Thursday evening, Fighting Illini fans were able to get their first look at the 2013-14 squad. The game is broken down into four quarters, with the players alternating teams following each quarter...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 11 months ago 2,912 reads 2 comments

  12. Illinois Basketball: Predictions for Fighting Illini Team Awards

    Brandon Paul, the 2012-13 Fighting Illini MVP, will no longer be suiting up in Champaign -Urbana this season, after a successful four year career that landed him a professional career in Russia...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 11 months ago 1,053 reads 0 comments

  13. Illinois Basketball: Power Ranking Fighting Illini Roster

    Ahmad Starks and the Fighting Illini were not given the message they wanted to hear from the NCAA last week, when Starks' medical hardship waiver was denied leaving him unable to play in the 2013-14 season...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 11 months ago 6,432 reads 2 comments

  14. Young Illini Team Looks to Quiet Abrams to Lead

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Looking around the practice gym Wednesday, point guard Tracy Abrams said he doesn't yet know what kind of team the Illini will be once the season begins next month...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 11 months ago 364 reads 0 comments

  15. Illinois Basketball: Previewing Fighting Illini's 2013-14 Nonconference Schedule

    Illinois Fighting Illini basketball expectations have been lifted under second year head coach John Groce after an NCAA Tournament win in 2013 and top-notch recruiting class for 2014...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 3,608 reads 5 comments

  16. Illinois Basketball: Factors That Will Make or Break Illini in 2013-14

    The 2012-13 Fighting Illini squad was a senior led one, with the likes of Brandon Paul and DJ Richardson running the show, while Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin served as valuable role players...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 862 reads 0 comments

  17. Ahmad Starks: What NCAA's Waiver Denial Means to Fighting Illini

    On Tuesday, Illinois finally got word on Ahmad Starks' hardship waiver status from the NCAA. Unfortunately for Starks and the Fighting Illini , the decision was not in their favor...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 3,777 reads 5 comments

  18. Starks to Sit Out 2013-14 Season

    Champaign, Ill. - Fighting Illini senior guard Ahmad Starks (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young H.S.) will sit out the upcoming season after the NCAA Subcommittee for Legislative Relief denied a hardship waiver requested by the University of Illinois...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 12 months ago 2,010 reads 0 comments

  19. Why Nnanna Egwu Is Illini's Biggest X-Factor in 2013-14

    As one of only three returning members to the Illinois basketball program this upcoming season, Nnanna Egwu will play an even bigger role than he did as an improved sophomore...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 1,052 reads 4 comments

  20. Illinois Basketball: 5 Biggest Questions About Illini's 2014 Recruiting Plans

    John Groce 's Fighting Illini have been in the college basketball news lately. Not only has Groce built a much improved team of transfers and freshmen with only three returning players in 2013-14, but he's recruiting for a promising future...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 8,283 reads 0 comments

  21. Illinois Basketball: Biggest 2013-14 Goal for Each Projected Starter

    In 2012-13, expectations were surpassed by first-year head coach John Groce and his Fighting Illini program...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 12 months ago 1,633 reads 0 comments

  22. Basketball Season Tips off with Illini Street Jam

    Champaign, Ill. - Fans will get their first look at the 2013-14 Illinois basketball teams at Illini Street Jam on Saturday night, Sept. 28, capping a trio of sporting events on campus...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 12 months ago 734 reads 0 comments