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 in the Premier Basketball League, … [Read more...] about Former Illini, NBA Draft bust Jereme Richmond finds “professional” team
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 unimpressive season to enter the NBA Draft, … [Read more...] about Jereme Richmond Downward Spiral Continues: Ex-Illini Arrested for Battery (UPDATE)
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. … [Read more...] about Illinois’ Second Half Choke Not Surprising
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 demise. … [Read more...] about Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 73, Illinois 68
30 Minutes Until Tipoff: It's gameday in Champaign, everyone!! I know that everyone is focused on the Bears and Packers this weekend, but this is a big-time game! There's no messing around today! It's Ohio State! Jared Sullinger! David Lighty! William Buford! The hated John Diebler! GUS JOHNSON IS CALLING THE GAME!!!! Is there a better recipe for an upset? … [Read more...] about Illinois vs. Number ONE Ohio State LIVE BLOG!!
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. … [Read more...] about Illini Stop Slide, Smack Sparty
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 flow. As unexciting as the first … [Read more...] about Jereme Richmond Doesn’t Play in Illini Loss at Wisconsin
OHHHHHHHHH It's a family affair here at the Ass Hall tonight. Not really, but I feel like Northwestern is our "little brother"... We're three minutes to tipoff! The purple weenies are here! There was a bigger crowd for Wisconsin (wait, that's not good)...Northwestern HAS to win this game (wait, that's worse...). Uh oh. Maybe this is gonna be trouble tonight...2:30 til … [Read more...] about Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats, LIVE BLOG! The “Rivalry” Renews!!!