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What if college basketball had East vs. West all-star teams?

The NBA has moved away from East vs. West all-stars, but we can pick our favorite collegiate players along geographical lines.

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

Illinois at Wisconsin | Monday, February 18th | 7:00pm CT | FS1 #Illini G @verdadero_andre has come a long way since his days in the Dominican Republic playing in his school shoes.The sacrifices that I made back in the...

Illini Basketball: Hoops Recruiting

Blessed to receive an offer from the university of Illinois pic.twitter.com/eTUuFxH5Ps

Illini Football: Illinois Football

#illini football updated its official roster. Confirmed LB Jimmy Marchese is no longer on the team. Only scholarship player change that hasn't been previously reported.Also, official numbers: No. 74 Richie Petitbon and No. 82 Luke Fordhttps://t.co/bFltcJAsoU Jeremy Werner (@JWerner247)...

Illini Football: Illinois Football

After a great visit, I'm pumped to announce my commitment to the University of Illinois! #ILLgang19 pic.twitter.com/n15JFooGVp Josh Plohr (@joshplohr1488) February 17, 2019...

Beating Wisconsin would be the ultimate validation

Taking down Bucky would be icing on the cake.

What Needs to Happen: Wisconsin

The Illini have a chance to beat the Badgers for the first time since 2011.

Scouting Report: Wisconsin Badgers

Illinois can look for revenge over Wisconsin.

Illinois Football: Illini snag lineman Josh Plohr for 2019

This weekend was big for the Illinois football team for multiple reasons. One of the reasons this weekend was so big was that there were so many big-time recruits visiting the campus. Players like Denver Warren took in what the Illini had to offer. Josh Plohr was another big visitor for the Orange and Blue. [] Illinois Football: Illini snag lineman Josh Plohr for 2019 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Illinois Football: Illini nailed it with hiring of Mike Bellamy

When Lovie Smith took over the Illinois football program, there werent too many things that I didnt like. Lovie came in and, essentially, tore down the program to the bare bones and rebuilt it from the ground up. Was the program already pretty close to the bottom of the barrel? Yes, but it wasnt quite [] Illinois Football: Illini nailed it with hiring of Mike Bellamy - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Conversation with The Post-Standard's Donna Ditota

The Post-Standard's Donna Ditota breaks down Syracuse's season:

Tate | Illinois football has talent, but for how long?

It's the nature of fans and media to look ahead ... and that brings us to what should be Josh Whitman's greatest concern in the sport that (money-wise) matters most.

Asmussen | New Illini Petitbon ready to make immediate impact

The former Alabama offensive lineman will participate in spring drills with Rod Smith's Illinois unit.

Mark your calendars: Week of Feb. 17, 2019

Now that the 2018-19 season is underway, our college basketball writer provides three games to watch in the coming week that he's penciled in on his TV schedule.

Tipoff: 10 notable transfers entering the market

Our college basketball writer spotlights some big names - and some familiar ones - that have opted to transfer so far.

Rice continues to show progress for Illini as junior

Cierra Rice, now in her redshirt junior season, is in the midst of her best campaign, numbers-wise, since injuries stalled what had been a fast start to her career with Illinois.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Feb. 17, 2019

On this date 64 years ago, Ira Carrithers, one of the University of Illinois' most prominent athletes of the George Huff coaching era, died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the age of 70.

23 dunks, 25 games

Brad Underwood: 'We haven't really had very many, have we?'

Role Models

Some outside the headlines guys deserve a lot of credit.

Joel Embiid, Russell Westbrook aren't sure if they'll get along during 2019 NBA All-Star Game

Embiid says he doesn't like Westbrook, who declined to answer a question about them being teammates

We ain’t back yet

But we are getting there.

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

Illinois at Wisconsin | Monday, February 18th | 7:00pm CT | FS1 .@NBACoachGriffin: "I respect coaching so much I see what (Underwood's) doing for these young men. Turning boys into men is not easy." https://t.co/Y4Jnj6ybQK Derek Piper (@DPiper247)...

Recapping Illinois’ Ugly Decade vs. Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s won 14 straight in the series.