Basketball

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illinois Focuses on High School Talent in Indianapolis at Early Session

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illinois Focuses on High School Talent in Indianapolis at Early Session

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

May 19, 2024

This weekend marked the third session of the Nike EYBL basketball period, with Illinois head basketball coach Brad Underwood and associate to the head coach Orlando Antigua courtside to watch Jeremiah Fears, a 6-foot-2, top-15 point guard.

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Illini’s Drake Westcott Hits Two Home Runs in Same Inning in 18-10 Win at Purdue

Illini’s Drake Westcott Hits Two Home Runs in Same Inning in 18-10 Win at Purdue

Illinois won the 2024 Big Ten Conference regular season championship outright by two games after a dominating win at Purdue to complete a road sweep in West Lafayette. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 18, 2024

It’s quite something for this Illinois lineup to accomplish a new offensive feat this season under head coach Dan Hartleb but that’s exactly what transpired in the finale of a weekend series sweep at Purdue.

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Illini Powers Past Purdue 8-4; Illini Baseball Wins First Big Ten Title Since 2015

Illini Powers Past Purdue 8-4; Illini Baseball Wins First Big Ten Title Since 2015

Illinois got three home runs and a seven-run explosion in the seventh inning for a 9-4 victory that guaranteed them a share of the 2024 Big Ten Conference regular season championship.

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 17, 2024

For the first time in nine years, the University of Illinois baseball program are Big Ten Conference regular season champions.

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illinois Coaches to See Recruit Jeremiah Fears in Indianapolis

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illinois Coaches to See Recruit Jeremiah Fears in Indianapolis

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

May 17, 2023

Today, Illinois guard commit Jeremiah Fears prepares for Nike EYBL Session Three, where Illinois head coach Brad Underwood and associate head coach Orlando Antigua will be in attendance to watch their future All-American guard.

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Illini Hold On to Thursday Night Series Opener at Purdue 5-4; Illini Remain in Big Ten Lead

Illini Hold On to Thursday Night Series Opener at Purdue 5-4; Illini Remain in Big Ten Lead

Illinois got five runs in the first two innings and another solid bullpen effort made the early lead stand for the entire nine innings of the regular season finale series opener. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 17, 2024

Illinois is just one more win away from claiming at least a share of its first Big Ten Conference baseball championship. 

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Morez Johnson Invited to USA Basketball U18 Training Camp

Morez Johnson Invited to USA Basketball U18 Training Camp

USA Basketball & Illinois Athletics May 15, 2024 COLORADO […]

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Tyler Goecke’s Postseason Magic Continues as Illini Maintain Lead in NCAA Regional

Tyler Goecke’s Postseason Magic Continues as Illini Maintain Lead in NCAA Regional

The substitution of fifth-year senior Tyler Goecke into the Illinois lineup this week has resulted in Illinois rising to the top of the leaderboard at the NCAA Stanford Regional. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 14, 2024

Lineup substitutions usually aren't a key component to college golf success, but Illinois fifth-year senior Tyler Goecke is making his head coach look like a genius this week. 

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Don't Sleep on Transfer Tre White

Don't Sleep on Transfer Tre White

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

May 14, 2024

Illinois basketball fans are still waiting with anticipation for the next commitment. There is a lot of chatter about acquiring another wing; however, Tre White, the transfer from Louisville, seems to be the forgotten man.

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illinois Football Scores Big with Texas Transfer Terrance Brooks

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Illinois Football Scores Big with Texas Transfer Terrance Brooks

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

May 14, 2024

The Illinois football staff is probably still smiling with excitement as it lands a significant commitment in the form of Terrance Brooks, a standout cornerback from Texas. Brooks, a 6-foot-0, 209-pound transfer from Little Elm, Texas, brings a much-needed presence to the Illini secondary defense.

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Mad Max Furiously Charges Illini to NCAA Stanford Regional Lead

Mad Max Furiously Charges Illini to NCAA Stanford Regional Lead

Freshman Max Herendeen matches the Illinois men’s golf record for a low 18-hole performance in a postseason round with a 7-under 63 in the first round of the NCAA Stanford Regional. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 13, 2024

Illinois freshman Max Herendeen said last week he was excited to see the West Coast and his parents for the first time in several months in the NCAA Stanford Regional. The Bellevue, Washington native wasn’t lying. 

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Iowa’s Projected MLB First Rounder Brody Brecht Controls Illini Bats on Senior Day; Illinois Still Leads Big Ten

Iowa’s Projected MLB First Rounder Brody Brecht Controls Illini Bats on Senior Day; Illinois Still Leads Big Ten

Illinois loses 10-4 to Iowa Saturday forcing a rubber match on Sunday afternoon. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 11, 2024

CHAMPAIGN — The dangerous Illinois lineup quickly became pedestrian after seeing its fill of a projected Major League Baseball first round prospect. 

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Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Latest Basketball Portal Kombat Update

Ked's Recruiting Roundup - Latest Basketball Portal Kombat Update

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting

May 11, 2024

A lot is going on as the Illini strive to fill out their roster for next season.

As of today, the remaining pieces to next year's basketball roster will

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Ked's View - Tomislav Ivisic Signs with the Illini

Ked's View - Tomislav Ivisic Signs with the Illini

Kedric Prince, IlliniGuys Director of Recruiting 

May 10, 2024

The much anticipated big-man position with Illinois has been filled. Illini Nation, meet Tomislav Ivišić. The 7-foot-1 big man is the twin brother of Arkansas big man Zvonimir Ivišić.

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Jackson Buchanan Experiencing New Postseason Feel as Illini Leader

Jackson Buchanan Experiencing New Postseason Feel as Illini Leader

Jackson Buchanan was the 12th player in Illinois men’s golf history to be named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year.

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 9, 2024

URBANA — You’ll forgive Jackson Buchanan if this postseason run for the Illinois golfer feels different mentally and emotionally. 

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Playing Ball - How Illinois Leaned into the Offense-Heavy World of College Baseball

Playing Ball - How Illinois Leaned into the Offense-Heavy World of College Baseball

Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb believes his team has adapted well to the explosion of offense shifting the sport of college baseball. 

Matt Stevens, IlliniGuys Staff Writer

May 8, 2024

CHAMPAIGN — Following the conclusion of one of his more disappointing seasons at Illinois in the 2023 campaign, Dan Hartleb had no choice but to reflect what changes must be made with his baseball program.

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