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Embattled ex-Illini Jereme Richmond gets basketball gig in Sauk Valley

Embattled ex-Illini Jereme Richmond gets basketball gig in Sauk Valley
The only McDonald’s All-American to be recruited by Bruce Weber, and the 2010 state of Illinois Mr. Basketball Jereme Richmond has finally found a place to play basketball again, in the Premier League. No, not that Premier League, the world’s finest soccer association in England. The ex-Illini forward will play for the Sauk Valley Predators... Read more »

Jereme Richmond: from McDonald's All-American to Alleged Thug, Incarceration

Jereme Richmond: from McDonald's All-American to Alleged Thug, Incarceration
When former Illinois Fighting Illini forward Jereme Richmond left school for a couple days without clear explanation, it raised a couple eyebrows. When he got into a fight with teammates after the loss to the Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten Tournament, character issues were once again raised. When he left school early, after one... Read more »

Jereme Richmond at Peace with Illini Experience at NBA Draft Combine

Jereme Richmond, the first McDonald’s All-American to sign with the Fighting Illini since Dee Brown in 2002, did not have a storybook college basketball career. He’s now one-and-done, but it’s not the kind of typical one-and-done you may be used to. Given all that’s happened to Richmond in Champaign it may surprise you to learn... Read more »

Jereme Richmond Expectedly Leaves Illinois; Unexpectedly Declares for NBA Draft

Jereme Richmond Expectedly Leaves Illinois; Unexpectedly Declares for NBA Draft
Well, I can’t say I saw this coming. Well, maybe I kind of did. I knew he was out of Champaign-Urbana, one way or another. University of Illinois Fighting Illini freshman guard/forward Jereme Richmond (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan H.S.) announced today he’s declaring for the 2011 NBA Draft and will not return to school next year. Richmond... Read more »

Illini Second Half Choke vs. Ohio State Not Shocking

There wasn’t much you could say about the Illini and their fall to top-ranked Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. It was certainly disappointing. It was certainly a let down after building a lead. The one thing you really can’t call it, and we all know it deep down inside, was all that surprising. There was... Read more »

Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 73, Illinois 68

It’s the return of the sad Illini face, boys and girls. The Illinois Fighting Illini suffered their first home loss of the season on Saturday, taken down by the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes 73-68. Dubious officiating, unfortunate bounces and, most importantly of all, terrible shooting plagued the Illini all game and ultimately led to their... Read more »

Illini Slap Michigan State Around in Must Win Game

It was all about BP3. Maybe not all. There was a lot of Jereme Richmond thrown in. But for one night…it was Brandon Paul’s world, and we were just living in it. We have a photo here at The Sports Bank entitled “sad illini.” You see this photo quite a lot after disappointing Illinois losses, and... Read more »

Jereme Richmond Doesn't Play; Illini Lose at Wisconsin

Despite the presence of two nationally ranked teams, exciting and entertaining college basketball this was not. The game being played in this Big Ten basketball contest was like the slush, snow, ice and stagnant dirty water outside the Kohl Center- slow, hard to navigate, sludge and drudgery.For the Illini at least, there was never any... Read more »

Big Ten-ACC Challenge Preview and Predictions, Every Game!

The ACC-Big Ten Challenge has not been much of a challenge at all as the Atlantic Coast Conference has won ten of the eleven years since its inception in 1999.  The only time the Big Ten conquered this match-up was last season; as the Midwest’s premiere conference won six of the eleven games including Wisconsin‘s... Read more »

Can the Illini Win the 2K Challenge in NYC?

The pre-season tournament season is upon us and The Sports Bank is your home for in-depth previews to get your Feast Week watching ready.  The 2K Sports Classic college basketball tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer has already tipped off with pod play but hits the main stage of Madison Square Garden Thursday and Friday... Read more »
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