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Spring game is back — and here's what to know

Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY highlights four items ahead of today's 2 p.m. start at Memorial Stadium: 

Asmussen | Spring game a chance for Illinois football players to impress

Today at Memorial Stadium, the Illini will have the program's first spring game since 2015. 

QB Hurts debuts for Oklahoma in spring game

Quarterback Jalen Hurts seemed to be collected and in command during Oklahoma's spring game Friday night, finishing 11-of-14 passing for 174 yards and a touchdown, with some electric runs as well.

Give-and-take between AD, faculty pair hints at tension

The University of Illinois will review its policies for reporting allegations of coaching abuse and the roles of various athletic oversight boards following a recent investigation of men's basketball coach Brad Underwood.

Review shows no abuse on part of Illinois men's basketball coach Brad Underwood

CHAMPAIGN — An internal review by the University of Illinois of Brad Underwood's behavior and language during the 2017-18 season found no wrongdoing, according to a release from the U

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

SPECIAL REPORT: #Illini coach Brad Underwood cleared in probe of language, treatment of players, but faculty questions remain. AD tells #NGMedia's @jawurth 'I ... disagree vehemently with any suggestion that this echoes what we'd seen previously' in '15: https://t.co/QZdOTvwhfr....

Underwood cleared in probe, but faculty questions remain

AD to News-Gazette Media: 'I am very frustrated and disagree vehemently with any suggestion that this echoes what we'd seen previously' in 2015.

Illinois football welcomes back spring football game

CHAMPAIGN — It's been a while since the Illinois football team has had the numbers to play a real spring football game.

It's a new day for Jalen Hurts as Oklahoma's quarterback prepares for his latest test

After transferring from Alabama, Hurts is on his fifth offensive coordinator in as many seasons

April 16 Bob Asmussen chat

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:00amHow did the Illinois football team look in the spring game? What are the biggest areas of concern? What are the strengths? For the answers to these questions, or anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime football beat writer.  

Illini Football: Illinois Football

#Illini Spring Game on Saturday

Illinois Football 2019 NFL Draft Profile: Sam Mays

The underutilized WR has the measurables to be a late-round steal.

Illinois Football: Illini add graduate transfer Oluwole Betiku Jr.

Big news came down the Illinois football recruiting pipeline on Thursday afternoon. Graduate transfer Oluwole Betiku Jr. announced on Thursday that he will be transferring to the University of Illinois. This is a big get for the Orange and Blue and one that will help the defense tremendously. Coming out of Junipero Serra High School [] Illinois Football: Illini add graduate transfer Oluwole Betiku Jr. - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Big impact: Illinois basketball centers through the years

Beat writer Scott Richey judges how future Illini Kofi Cockburn stacks up against the other 7-footers to don the orange and blue this century:

Postseason aspirations still in sight for Illinois men's tennis

Illini welcome pair of marquee teams, starting with today's 6 p.m. matchup against Penn State (15-6, 5-2) followed by Sunday's noon tilt against No. 2 Ohio State (22-2, 7-0). 

Cavaliers, head coach Larry Drew mutually agree to part ways

Cleveland will be looking to hire its fourth head coach in as many years

NBA coaching tracker, rumors: Kings fire Dave Joerger; Cavaliers part ways with Larry Drew

With the regular season in the books, the coaching carousel has begun moving in the NBA

Illini Basketball: Illini Basketball

Stephen F. Austin grad transfer TJ Holyfield announces he will take visits to Illinois, Texas Tech, Kansas, Oregon Miami. Derek Piper (@DPiper247) April 11, 2019 Happy to announce I'll be visiting the University of Illinois! pic.twitter.com/mUsTCe2Lkq TJ Holyfield...

Cavaliers, head coach Larry Drew mutually agree to part ways, per report

Cleveland will be looking to hire its fourth head coach in as many years

Illini Football: Illinois Football

Words can't describe how excited I am to be a part the Fighting Illini football team. I can't wait to get to work. #LittyVille

Holyfield will visit Illinois

Stephen F. Austin grad transfer a possible addition at power forward

Illini Football: Illinois Football

The first time I met #Illini coach Mike Bellamy was during his senior season. Nice to have him back in C-U. @IllinoisFootball Asmussen | Bellamy selling in-state recruits on program's brighter future https://t.co/QBKBSeHino Bob Asmussen (@BobAsmussen) April 11, 2019...