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  1. Green Bay's Keifer Sykes maintains the chip on his shoulderRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MSNBC

    Beginning on October 3rd and running up until November 14th, the first day of the season, College Basketball Talk will be unveiling the 2014-2015 college hoops preview package. Keifer Sykes always knew that he was talented at basketball but it took the offseason between his junior and senior seasons at John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago to realize how much work it would take to succeed at the college level.


  2. Illini look to score more, return to NCAA tourneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | The Washington Post

    Without mainstays Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson, the Illini's mix of veterans, transfers and a bunch of freshman started 7-0 but later slid into an eight-game losing streak. "Last year we brought in nine newcomers," said coach John Groce, now in his third year.


  3. Trail Blazers exercise options on Meyers Leonard, CJ McCollumRead the original story

    Monday Oct 27 | InsideHoops

    The Portland Trail Blazers today exercised team options on the contracts of center Meyers Leonard and guard CJ McCollum, according to General Manager Neil Olshey. According to the Oregonian, the team "declined doing the same for Thomas Robinson.


  4. Portland Trail Blazers Exercise Options on CJ McCollum, Meyers LeonardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Blazers Edge

    The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that they are picking up team options on guard CJ McCollum and center Meyers Leonard . The Portland Trail Blazers have exercised team options on the contracts of center Meyers Leonard and guard CJ McCollum, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey.


  5. Malcolm Hill puts together efficient performance in Illinois' intrasquad scrimmageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 26 | MSNBC

    With senior point guard Tracy Abrams out for the entire 2014-15 season after suffering a torn ACL, what the remainder of the Illinois backcourt does will have a major impact on the Fighting Illini's fortunes. Leading scorer Rayvonte Rice returns after averaging 15.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season, and he'll once again be the team's primary scoring option.


  6. Dorm Report: Catching breaksRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 21 | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

    There is no way to predict when they may occur, whether in the heat of the NCAA Tournament or during the summer months, when basketball has receded into the background of our collective minds as sports fans. With the college basketball season just weeks away, the injury bug has been rearing its ugly head and wreaking havoc on unsuspecting programs and their fan bases.


  7. Current Illini Reflect on Time With Wayne McClainRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | WAND-TV Decatur

    Wayne McClain's career touched a number of athletes over 20+ years of coaching in Illinois. That includes a few players on the current Illinois roster.


  8. Four things worth noting from Big Ten Media DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Sporting News

    There was a time when the toughest thing about watching Northwestern play basketball was dealing with how the Wildcats played the game. Then they got better, and the only ugly thing on the court was the court itself.


  9. Illini's Groce: We Have 'Excitement, Momentum'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | CBS Local

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  10. Groce, Illini aiming for NCAA tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Chicago Tribune

    "It always is," he said Thursday at Big Ten media day in Rosemont. "We're at Illinois.


  11. Former Peoria Manuel coach, Illinois assistant Wayne McClain diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Chicago Tribune

    Illini assistant coach Wayne McClain on the sidelines before the start of a 2002 game against Minnesota. Former Illinois basketball players mourned the loss of former Illini assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain, who died Wednesday at age 59. "Sad day for the Illini Family w/ the passing of Wayne McClain," former Illinois guard Brandon Paul said on Twitter.


  12. Transfer point guard will be key as Illinois looks to improve offensivelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 11 | MSNBC

    Last season Illinois struggled on the offensive end of the floor as they ranked 11th in the Big Ten in both field goal and three-point percentage, shooting 41.1% from the field and 31.7% from beyond the arc. The struggles to consistently make shots ultimately led the John Groce's team winding up in the Postseason NIT, where they lost to Clemson in the second round by the final score of 50-49.


  13. Illini bring back most of NIT team, minus AbramsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | The Washington Post

    There is a moment last season that Illinois coach John Groce tends to emphasize when he talks to his team. It came in the 64-63 loss to Michigan that knocked the Illini out of the Big Ten tournament.


  14. NCAA Tournament Regulars in Danger of Missing the Big Dance in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | BleacherReport

    To be defined as a tournament regular, schools need to have either competed in at least 10 of the 15 tournaments since 2000 or competed in at least seven of the past 15 tournaments with at least four of those invites coming in the past five years. Others like BYU, Missouri and Temple would need a minor miracle to continue their recent trend of making the tournament more often than not.


  15. Illinois Basketball: Predictions for Illini's 2014-15 Team AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | BleacherReport

    In 2013-14, Illinois' Rayvonte Rice was awarded the team's Most Valuable Player honor. Fellow transfer Aaron Cosby was given the team's Most Improved Player Award, despite sitting out the 2013-14 campaign after coming to Champaign from Seton Hall.


  16. Notebook: Mizzou hosting several top prospectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | CBS Sports

    He has taken trips to all four schools, although there were three official visits made to USC, Illinois and Oklahoma State in the past month. The latter two are considered the leaders right now.


  17. Report: Four-star point guard expected to announce college decision next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | MSNBC

    It's been said on many occasions that the Class of 2015 is lacking when it comes to point guards who can run their teams at a high level, with wings and big men taking up the majority of the top slots in the rankings put together by major scouting services. One of the top point guards in the class is Kimball HS senior Jawun Evans, with the four-star prospect rated as the 26th-best player in the class by


  18. Starks, Tate can start Illini's party before 2015 class arrivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Illini Nation was in celebration mode Tuesday, a run of 11th-hour disappointments in recruiting finally having come to a blessed end. Jalen Coleman-Lands, a combo guard from Indianapolis ranked among the top three dozen players in the Class of 2015 by nearly every national recruiting service, pledged his commitment to John Groce and Illinois, becoming the highest-rated player to say yes to the program since Groce arrived in Champaign in 2012.


  19. Illinois lands four-star shooting guard ColemanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | CBS Sports

    Jalen Coleman's recruitment sped up very quickly over the past few weeks and then suddenly ended on Tuesday when the four-star guard announced his commitment to Illinois. Excited to announce that I will be attending the Univ of Illinois.


  20. Three Reasons for Pessimism: DePaulRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | Big East Coast Bias

    For every positive you're able to find about DePaul basketball, there are about six negatives. I hate to be a Buzz Killington, but DePaul hasn't been a name that's meant something to the city of Chicago since at least the days of Quentin Richardson.