Tag: Illinois Fighting Illini basketball

Former Illini All-American Dee Brown: Bright Future in Coaching? (Video)

He's one of the most iconic players in recent college basketball history, and the face of Illini basketball for half a decade. Dee Brown, an All-American, and winner of the 2006 Cousy Award (given to the nation's best point guard) was the cover boy for SI's 2005 March Madness issue. During that Final Four run, his "poppin your collar" move became a national trend. He didn't invent; he just brought it back and made it huge. As accomplished a college basketball player as Brown was, his NBA career is a microscopic footnote as best. He did score 10 points once in a Utah Jazz 2007 playoff game alongside his Illinois running mate Deron Williams, but that was pretty much it. He's a fine overseas player, and he'll continue contributing in those leagues for awhile, but what coaching after it's all said and done...

Deron Williams' AWESOME Dunk in Illini Alumni Game (Video)

Last night the New Jersey Nets Deron Williams played basketball in front of a crowd for the first time since a wrist injury shut him down ot end the season. After the jump check out this bounce pass dunk to himself (this is soon to be a YouTube sensation) that got the air conditioningless arena rocking...

Former Illini Point Guards Deron Williams and Demetri McCamey Heading to Turkey

One might be the first domino to fall in what could be a massive exodus of players heading overseas during the NBA lockout.  The other was just looking for a chance to play professionally after not being selected in last month’s NBA Draft.  Regardless of the circumstances, former Illinois Fighting Illini point guards Deron Williams... 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 »

Illini Utterly Destroy Wildcats; Northwestern 0-3 in Big 10, Illinois 3-0

Last year’s game was A BIT closer than this. When the Illinois Fighting Illini took on their rival Northwestern Wildcats for the first time in 2010, the annual meeting in Champaign resulted in an exciting and very high-scoring overtime thriller in which the Cats took care of the ball astonishingly well, committed very few mistakes,... Read more »

Illini Hoops Media Day Notable Quotables (Videos)

Last season, the Illinois Fighting Illini were one of the most schizophrenic teams in the Big Ten, if not the nation. They beat Michigan State, a Final Four team in an emotional ESPN College Gameday event, and won at Wisconsin’s Kohl Center, where almost no one beats the Badgers. They also had Ohio State, a... Read more »