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Bruce Weber's seat getting very warm at Illinois

Bruce Weber's seat getting very warm at Illinois
The Assembly Hall crowd in Champaign called for Bruce Weber’s head. Illini fans in B Section screamed “pack your bags” and “I can draw up a better offense.” This has gone on for years, except this time there was one major difference- No one in the orange and blue crowd stuck up for Bruce. And... Read more »

2011-12 Illini Basketball Alpha Dog: Sam Maniscalco

2011-12 Illini Basketball Alpha Dog: Sam Maniscalco
Where would the Illlini be without Sam Maniscalco? What would become of their point guard situation if the three time team captain at Bradley, All-Missouri Valley second team pick wasn’t eligible after his transfer this season? Illinois didn’t play very well, but they did make it three straight wins in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and... Read more »

Illini Rebuilding at Point Guard Position

Illini Rebuilding at Point Guard Position
Heading into this season, the Illinois Fighting Illini had some questions to answer at “the one.” Two games in, they still do.  Demetri McCamey, as inconsistent and polarizing as he was, provided minutes and some sense of stability. The situation was helped this offseason when Bradley transfer Sam Maniscalco became eligible. He provides a steady... Read more »
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Illini Sign Point Guard Michael Orris

Illini Sign Point Guard Michael Orris
  This college basketball season in Champaign, the Illini look to replace Demetri McCamey, a four year starter at point guard. The job will immediately fall to Bradley transfer Sam Maniscalco, a convalescing undersized graduate student. He brings experience while Tracy Abrams, the presumed point guard of the future learns on the job. Illinois also... Read more »

Illini Add 2 New Players in Spring Signing Period

University of Illinois Fighting Illini officially announced Wednesday the addition of two new players to their college basketball program. Devin Langford of Huntsville, Ala. signed a national letter of intent on the first day of the spring period while Bradley University transfer Sam Maniscalco, a badly needed true point guard, signed a tender of financial... Read more »

Illini Introduce 2011 Football Recruiting Class

University of Illinois head coach Ron Zook announced Wednesday the signing of 27 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play football for the Fighting Illini in 2011. The class is made up of 15 skill players, 11 linemen and a punter. Twelve of the 27 players rank in their state’s Top 30, including five... Read more »
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Illini Sign Four Chicagoans, Net Big Ten's Top Recruiting Class

National signing day in college basketball is always very anti-climactic, because all it does is make official what we’ve already known for some time. But it’s still a great chance to summate another year of recruiting, and another class. And it’s very promising to see the Illini locking down their borders by continuing to recruit... Read more »
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