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  1. Dren1

    Illinois Football Recruiting Thread

    Maybe James Pogorelc? it looks like McClain is the lead recruiter... https://247sports.com/player/james-pogorelc-46083640/
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    Illini Football 2019

    ESPN's Big Ten West preview was posted, the Illini portion seems pretty fair: https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/27204865/big-ten-west-preview-almost-anything-possible-season#Illinois An old Sports Illustrated story from 1981 that is imbedded in the article about the Illini...
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Not saying this is true, but there was this post from a few days ago:
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    The Illini are listed as a team to watch in the Big Ten in this 247 preview: https://247sports.com/college/illinois/LongFormArticle/Big-Ten-mens-basketball-programs-looking-toward-2019-20-season-133538497/ Illinois Fighting Illini * 2018-19 Record, Postseason: 12-21 overall, 7-13 Big Ten...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    To your point above, it appears that Michigan is at least contemplating going down this path with Juwan Howard. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26790844/u-m-interviewing-cooley-juwan-howard Ed Cooley, another qualified minority coach, has opted to remain with Providence...
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    Bobby Roundtree suffers severe spinal injury

    Terrible news about Bobby Roundtree: Illinois junior defensive end Bobby Roundtree had surgery on Sunday for a severe spinal injury suffered during a swimming incident in Tampa on Saturday. The injury is considered very serious, and Roundtree Illinois coach Lovie Smith and defensive line coach...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    He plays on the Mac Irvin Fire along with Adam Miller and Marcus Watson Jr. Has a long wingspan and is a good defender. I believe his first high major offer was from Illinois. Here are a couple of recent mentions...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    A short write up on Jaylin Williams, who has an Illinois offer: https://247sports.com/college/illinois/Article/Jaylin-Williams-Four-Star-Arkansas-Oklahoma-State-OK-State-Auburn-Illinois-132080946/ Williams’ college recruitment has begun to take off, and rightfully so. “ I’ve had a lot of...
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    Coaching Carousel

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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Good post, however, I am doubtful about Kouma being part of the roster next year. I think it is likely to be someone else given the fact that he has neither visited nor signed, just MHO.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    I know that it is probably a long shot, but I would really like Addison Patterson, who has been discussed as a potential reclassification candidate to 2019. https://247sports.com/Player/Addison-Patterson-46035883/
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    As expected, Anthony Higgs will not be playing for the Illini: Illini forward Anthony Higgs enters the transfer portal https://247sports.com/college/illinois/Article/JUST-IN-Illinois-Fighting-Illini-forward-Anthony-Higgs-enters-the-transfer-portal-131846722/
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (May 2019)

    For those who believe in rankings being biased against Illini signees, Kofi dropped eight spots in the final 247 2019 class rankings, from No. 44 to No. 52. :unsure...
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    Illini Football 2019

    It looks like Tommy Stevens, the former PSU QB, has scheduled a visit starting this weekend. He would add depth to the QB room. https://247sports.com/Article/Former-Penn-State-quarterback-Tommy-Stevens-schedules-official-visits-Illinois-Mississippi-State-Miami-Ohio-131746803/
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    Illini Basketball 2019-2020

    Various first round projections for Ayo in the 2020 draft in the attached article. NBADraft.net has him going at No. 6 overall to the Wizards. :eek: That would probably mean that Ayo and the Illini would need to have a great season, so I'll take it!:pray...
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    Coaching Carousel

    Jerry Stackhouse been hired as the men's basketball coach at Vanderbilt. It appears they are following the model of Memphis hiring Penny Hardaway. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26424522/vanderbilt-winless-sec-run-hires-stackhouse
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (April 2019)

    Thanks for posting. I had not heard of Daniel Utomi from Akron as a grad transfer possibility. Perhaps Groce can put in a good word for us! :D
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    Illini Football 2019

    It was actually one of our very own insiders that posted it: https://www.illinoisloyalty.com/Forum/threads/illini-football-2019.24903/post-1456280
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    Illini Football 2019

    I am foolishly getting my hopes up of Luke Ford getting a waiver. Tate Martell was just granted a waiver without appearing to have any extenuating circumstances. http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/26309456/canes-martell-eligible-ncaa-grants-waiver
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    Coaching Carousel

    I am not sure why he would go from Oregon to Nebraska regardless of his friendship with the NU AD. It seems like Oregon has many more advantages.:noidea: