Illinois football announced Bill Cubit as the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach following an eight-year stint as head coach at Western Michigan. Cubit led WMU to a 51-47 overall record and three bowls during his tenure with the Broncos. With the hiring, Billy Gonzales will be re-assigned as wide receivers coach after serving as co-offensive coordinator in … [Read more...] about Illini announce new OC, 10 members of incoming class enrolling early
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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 snapped a three-game skid vs. Maryland in the … [Read more...] about Illini Basketball MVP Thus Far: Sam Maniscalco
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 veteran hand while PG of the … [Read more...] about How’s the Illini Point Guard Situation Coming Along?
Illini head coach Bruce Weber announced today the signing of Michael Orris to a national letter of intent on. It is national signing day, even though everything Big Ten, and college sports in general, is overshadowed by the Penn State scandal. Illinois basketball used their final remaining scholarship on Orris, a 6-2, 180-pound senior point guard from Crete, Illinois … [Read more...] about Illini Use Final Scholarship on Point Guard Prospect
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 the Chicagoland area so well. It yielded them … [Read more...] about Illini Sign 4 Chicagoans, Net 3rd Straight top 15 Recruiting Class.