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Big Ten Picks: Week 8

Before games kick off today, find out who the staff of The Champaign Room picked to come out victorious this weekend

Dosunmu: 'I can change the culture'

Brad Underwood's first five-star recruit opens up about the process that landed him at Illinois while making an appearance on WDWS 1400-AM's

Illinois Basketball: Talen Horton-Tucker means taking back the state

Thursday night was pretty big for the Illinois basketball program. The fact the Illini snagged five-star guard Ayo Dosunmu for the future is huge for the team. Dosunmu is a great player but he is going to need more talent around him as well. Illinois has two more scholarships to fill for 2018, and they [] Illinois Basketball: Talen Horton-Tucker means taking back the state - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Q with Illini punter Blake Hayes: 'It's just awesome'

He's got the coolest accent and the farthest commute of any current Illini.

Gophers' running backs coach facing a familiar foe

Today's Big Ten game is no different than any other for Kenni Burns — except that the former Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin star who grew up rooting for the Illini will know more of the faces in the crowd.

Talking Points: Randy Johnson, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

We asked the paper's beat writer his thoughts on the Gophers going into today's game against the Illini.

Check back soon for more Illini recruiting

The first one is on the board. Illinois is commit-less in the 2018 class no more after Ayo Dosunmu said yes to Brad Underwood

How they line up: Illini at Minnesota

Beat writer Bob Asmussen's skinny on his projected starters for Illinois and Minnesota:

Mission accomplished for Illini's freshman running back

When Ra'Von Bonner signed with Illinois, his high school coach, Scott Dattilo, gave him a simple goal: Start as a freshman. The pride of Cincinnati Sycamore starts his third game today against Minnesota.

Illinois Football: Coran Taylor and MJ Rivers shine again

According to current Peoria High School and future Illinois football quarterback Coran Taylor, the Lions will be heading back to the playoffs once again. This season was more of a challenge for Peoria. They finished with an overall record of 6-3 and needed a win last night to get into the playoffs. Last season was [] Illinois Football: Coran Taylor and MJ Rivers shine again - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Illini Basketball: Ayo Dosunmu

PODCAST Ayo Dosunmu interview https://t.co/VqXW74I0yt Tay and Carp (@TayandCarp) October 20, 2017...

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

The #Illini are playing a secret scrimmage at Vanderbilt on 10/29. https://t.co/Tr11hzDld6 The Champaign Room (@Champaign_Room) October 20, 2017 20 under-the-radar freshmen to watch during the 17-18 college basketball season. STORY @FanRagSports: https://t.co/TfeSLwdO1j Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 19, 2017...

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

Simeon G Talen Horton-Tucker (@Thortontucker) officially visits Illinois this weekend Brandon Buckman (@PSH_HSscout) October 20, 2017 How important is the next #Illini bball recruit, he's on campus this weekend. No fball game but was told a workout tomorrow @...

Sink or swim time for Illini, Gophers football

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck‘s trademark mantra is “Row the boat,” a complicated expression that refers to his “never give up” philosophy.

Illini Basketball: Ayo Dosunmu

I've only ever given out 5 Tom Cruises once, and that player never made it to Champaign. It's time to do it again. https://t.co/ggrYAdSYiF Robert (@ALionEye) October 20, 2017...

TCR’s staff sees an ugly game for Illinois in Week 8

Nobody picked the Illini to upset the Gophers.

'Illini Weekly Episode 10' podcast: Ayo chooses Illini

Mark Tupper and Joey Wagner of the Herald & Review and herald-review.com talk about the basketball commitment of Chicago Morgan Park guard Ayo Dosunmu and what his commitment means for

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

Asked Ayo Dosunmu if he'll recruit Talen Horton-Tucker: Whatever is needed to get us where we all want to be, I'm on board with that! Derek Piper (@DPiperScout) October 20, 2017 Yes sir lil bro! You up next

Illini Football: Illinois Football

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Oct. 23 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:00amHow did the Illini look against Minnesota? Does the team,have a shot to beat Wisconsin? Who will be the next recruit to,commit to Lovie Smith? For the answers to these questions, and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime Illinois football beat writer.

Illinois Basketball: Twitter reaction from Ayo Dosunmu’s commitment

The Illinois basketball team secured a commitment from five-star guard Ayo Dosunmu last night. It was fun watching his announcement, and it was also fun watching the Illini fan reaction on Twitter Here are some of the best tweets of the night. AYO DOSUNMU!!!! BABY!!!! — Herb Lawrence (@Ecnerwal23) October 20, 2017 2018 guard Ayo [] Illinois Basketball: Twitter reaction from Ayo Dosunmus commitment - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Can't do it again

After twice fending off elimination during their October title defense, the Cubs had nothing left for Game 5 of their NL Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, falling 11-1 on Thursday night. 

Illini Basketball: Ayo Dosunmu to Illinois

I'm staying Home!!! #WhyNotMe #Illini #ImComing Mr. WhyNotMe (@AyoDos_11) October 20, 2017 He's coming to Illinois! https://t.co/EkNC3W5XM4 pic.twitter.com/QOHEExLuKn WCIA News (@WCIA3) October 20, 2017 We are going to bring the good days of basketball back to Illinoishttps://t.co/a1zhoHoxDz pic.twitter.com/OFDe5Dmu0H Michael...