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The Champaign Room Dec 5, 2022
PODCAST: Oskee Talk Episode 234 - Birthday Flex

PODCAST: Oskee Talk Episode 234 - Birthday Flex

Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via All I want is for the Big Ten to give Chase Brown the respect he’s earned...and maybe a trip to Tampa. On this birthday episode of Oskee Talk, we discuss Illinois’ newest addition through the transfer portal (2:10), Chase Brown getting dissed (13:12), the Big Ten landing two teams in the CFP (22:33), Coleman Hawkins’ triple-double (32:40), women’s basketball nearly shocking the nation (51:39), and Illinois’ bowl destination (58:05). We end the episode with the Illini of the Week! Make sure to subscribe wherever you get...
The Champaign Room Dec 2, 2022
New ESPN mock draft has TWO Illini going in Round 1

New ESPN mock draft has TWO Illini going in Round 1

Photo by Michael Hickey/ This could be a big year for Illini with NBA aspirations. In his most recent 2023 NBA mock draft, ESPN analyst Jonathan Givony has two Illini being selected in the first round. Givony predicts the Hornets would select F/C Coleman Hawkins at No. 24 and the Rockets selecting wing Terrence Shannon, Jr. at No. 27. Photo by Michael Hickey/ Obviously, this is a way-too-early mock, so there isn’t much factual rumor mongering to glean from his analysis. But in his story, Givony does a deeper dive on Illini prospects. I won’t...
The Champaign Room Nov 29, 2022
‘A great moment’: Coleman Hawkins records first-career triple double

‘A great moment’: Coleman Hawkins records first-career triple double

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Wow, that was awesome. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Have yourself a night, Coleman. The Illini big man had a career night as he recorded his first ever triple-double in the blowout 73-44 win over Syracuse. “Not that I know of,” said Hawkins when asked if he’s ever had a triple-double in his overall playing career. So the junior forward absolutely treasured what happened Tuesday night. “It was a great moment,” Hawkins said. Finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists — Hawkins was a huge reason the Illini were able to...

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