Even when Illinois is having a down year, or a "rebuilding year," they still get at least one win in over a ranked team. In 1998-99 and 2007-08 (two college basketball seasons that saw Illinois break the school record for losses) they still beat a couple ranked teams- even if it didn't happen until the Big Ten Tournament. It's a hallmark of where Illinois is as a program, … [Read more...] about Illini Upset #18 Gonzaga; Illinois is Better than You Think
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2012 Illini Hoops Most Important Player? Meyers Leonard!
Last night's 79-51 exhibition rout of Wayne State was expected for most Illini basketball fans. The most important number of the box score is found in the game's leading scorer, Meyers Leonard. He had 18 points, in just 16 minutes, that's a great sign for your Illinois Fighting Illini, because they'll really need Leonard to be good, if they're going to be good. … [Read more...] about 2012 Illini Hoops Most Important Player? Meyers Leonard!
Illini Frosh Meyers Leonard Already YouTube Sensation
When most freshmen begin their college basketball careers, they're usually an unknown commodity. (Other than the the blue-chip commodities) But in today's age of YouTube, Twitter, Flipshare, IPhone camcorders etc., one can become a star quite easily given the right set of circumstances. Take Illini freshman recruit Meyers Leonard. The seven footer from Robinson, IL is a … [Read more...] about Illini Frosh Meyers Leonard Already YouTube Sensation
Illini Recruit Attending All-American game this weekend
By Paul M. Banks When it comes to Illinois' highly heralded recruiting class of 2010, everyone talks about Jereme Richmond first, and Crandall Head second. And for good reason, but don't forget about Illini recruit Meyers Leonard (best known for this sick dunk). Leonard will be a part of a attending All-Star game this weekend … [Read more...] about Illini Recruit Attending All-American game this weekend