Illini reporter James Boyd went on a tour of Illinois' $80 million Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Performance Center on Thursday. The Illinois sports department took media members on a mock recruiting visit.
Paul ranks ninth all-time in program history with 1,654 points during his college career.
"For the first time in my experience and the first time that I can remember, winning and losing really took a backseat."
Dosunmu averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game en route to USA National Player of the Year, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year and consensus First Team All-American honors for the 2020-21 season.
"I'm a Finnish-African American man, and it's just an opportunity for me to show who I really am."
Cockburn averaged 15.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in 62 games with the Illini, highlighted by 28 double-doubles.
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.
About a month ago, Ryan Johnson was painting parking lots and sending over 100 emails to Division I colleges until he received, "One, 'Yes,'" from Illinois.
"It really is a dream come true. It's been my goal for a long time (to play Division I football), but I'm not going to let this be the mountain top."
According to a report from The News-Gazette's Bob Asmussen, the fifth-year senior running back has returned to Champaign and will suit up for first-year Illinois football coach Bret Bielema.
Randle is in his first season as an NBA assistant coach, working under Suns head coach Monty Williams.
The Jamaica native began auctioning off his memorabilia online Wednesday via The Players Trunk website. His collection features several game-worn items such as jerseys, shorts and shoes.
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.
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The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that Illini legends Moe Gardner, Kevin Hardy and Simeon Rice are on the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
First-year Illini football coach Bret Bielema expressed his excitement for the resumption of face-to-face recruiting via Twitter on Monday.
With notable names such as Michael Hoomanawanui, tight end with the New Orleans Saints, as well as some fresh faces, many ex-University of Illinois players have proven themselves skilled enough for the National Football League.
Illinois will start its football season and begin a new era under first-year coach Bret Bielema on Saturday, Aug. 28 at noon in a home conference game against Nebraska.
"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.