"I committed to Illinois, I played for my home state, and now I'm rewarded with playing for my home city."
"(Coach Brad Underwood) wants to win a national championship. He says it every day, and that's what we're trying to do here."
"He’s a gritty defender who can handle the ball, and would provide another playmaking presence on the (Milwaukee Bucks). But he may not even make it to the second round."
"Obviously now we have a chance to have one of the most memorable seasons in school history, and that would only further cement his place in our program's record books."
"This is where I'm going to cement my legacy. This is why I came."
A reunion with Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman at Kentucky will not happen, according to The Athletic's Kyle Tucker. He reported that Cockburn's recruitment is now a two-horse race between Illinois and Florida State.
Cockburn withdrew from the 2021 NBA Draft on July 6 but remains in the NCAA transfer portal. The 7-foot center announced Tuesday via Twitter that he'll be choosing a college Friday at an unspecified time.
Anderson, a Chicago native, rounds out a staff overhaul for the Illini, who saw all three of their full-time assistants from last season leave for other programs this offseason.
"I often think back on my decision to attend Illinois and know my life was forever enriched based on my student-athlete experiences at Illinois."
Illinois football and men's and women's basketball have new additions to their programs.
"Tyler has prepared for this opportunity his whole life."
Kofi Cockburn could be coming back to college basketball. The question is: Will the star big man return to Illinois?
The reality is that the college athletes who stand to benefit the most are those who compete in revenue sports like football and men's basketball.
Illinois announced Friday that it will allow 100% capacity at its home venues for the 2021-22 sports season, a decision that is in conjunction with the state moving into Phase 5 of its Restore Illinois plan Friday.
Randle is in his first season as an NBA assistant coach, working under Suns head coach Monty Williams.
Kam Buckner, a former Illini football player, is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives and sponsored a bill that will allow college athletes in the state to profit off of their name, image and likeness.
First-year Illini football coach Bret Bielema expressed his excitement for the resumption of face-to-face recruiting via Twitter on Monday.
"I grew up an Illini fan my entire life," Illinois assistant Geoff Alexander said. "Grew up going to Lou Henson camps, idolizing the Kendall Gills, the Kenny Battles, all the greats from when I was young."
Lincoln graduate Geoff Alexander has spent the last four seasons as an assistant to the head coach, contributing mostly behind-the-scenes with scouting reports and player development, among other responsibilities.
When I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2018, I could've never imagined that nearly three years to the day I would be coming back to my alma mater.
Frazier hopes to win the Big Ten as an assistant after failing to do it as a player.
Illinois basketball assistant coaches Orlando Antigua and Ron Coleman were announced as new members of the University of Kentucky coaching staff on Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Thursday the hiring of Chester Frazier as assistant coach.
CHAMPAIGN — When Trent Frazier announced last week, he would be returning to the Illinois men's basketball team for a super-senior season, it …