5:29 AM EDT, Thu October 06, 2022
The Champaign Room 20 hours ago
Illinois’ wing depth is too “Goode” to be true

Illinois’ wing depth is too “Goode” to be true

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Wing depth gives the Illini a new dimension. Back in July we highlighted the Illini’s wing depth as a reason for optimism heading into the season. Let’s take a closer look at who makes up the wing unit. RJ Melendez (6-foot-7, 205 pounds) RJ didn’t see too much of the floor to begin his freshman season, but whenever Brad called his number he showed sparks of his huge potential. Down the stretch of the season he showed an ability to contribute to the team in different ways with his athleticism on both ends of the court. RJ figures...
Writing Illini 20 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: Coleman Hawkins makes latest 2023 NBA Mock Draft

The first Illinois basketball exhibition game is less than a month away, and there are plenty of reasons to watch the Orange and Blue. I believe the Illini enter the season with one of the deepest, most talented, and most experienced rosters in all of college basketball. From top to bottom, we are going to […] Illinois Basketball: Coleman Hawkins makes latest 2023 NBA Mock Draft - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Oct 4, 2022

Illinois Football: The Illini are making Champaign important again

Illinois football sees themselves in a position they haven’t been part of in over a decade — in discussion to win a Big Ten West title. Like most Illini fans younger than 35 years old, something to cheer about has not been easy to come by. Several losing seasons, coaching changes, frustration within DIA, and […] Illinois Football: The Illini are making Champaign important again - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Oct 4, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Illini a step closer to landing coveted 2024 recruit

One of the top Illinois basketball recruiting targets is starting to narrow down the scope of his recruitment. The Illini have been on quite a recruiting tear as of late. The 2022 class ranks No. 7 in the country. Illinois’ class of 2023 just landed their second top 100 recruit, and this group now ranks […] Illinois Basketball: Illini a step closer to landing coveted 2024 recruit - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Oct 3, 2022
Do you think Illinois is the Big Ten West’s best team?

Do you think Illinois is the Big Ten West’s best team?

Photo by John Fisher/ People are asking... Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Illinois Fighting Illini fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. Please take our survey
Writing Illini Oct 2, 2022

Illinois football players in the NFL – Weeks 4 update

Going into week three of the NFL season, 11 former Illinois football players had gotten the opportunity to put on for the Orange and Blue. Some former Illini saw minimal playing time while others had career performances. Here is an update of Illinois football players in the NFL through week three. Ted Karras Some may […] Illinois football players in the NFL – Weeks 4 update - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Oct 2, 2022

Illinois Football: 5 observations from the Illini win over Wisconsin

Illinois football went up to Madison, Wisconsin, and took down the almighty Badgers on Saturday. This was a close game in the first half with the Illini defense forcing turnovers and the Wisconsin defense keeping Chase Brown in check. But there was a point in the game where things broke open. Brown started to bust […] Illinois Football: 5 observations from the Illini win over Wisconsin - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Champaign Room Oct 1, 2022
How to Watch Illinois at Wisconsin: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

How to Watch Illinois at Wisconsin: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds

Brad Repplinger // TCR Revenge game No. 2. How to Watch Illinois (3-1) at Wisconsin (2-2) Game time: 11 a.m. CT TV Channel: Big Ten Network Online streaming: BTN+ Radio: All Illinois football games air live on the radio in Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information. Odds: Wisconsin (-7), O/U 43.5 Quick Hits: Illinois Fighting Illini Head coach: Bret Bielema (8-8, 2nd season) Last: 31-0 win vs. Chattanooga Gameday reading: Hey, Chase Brown:...
Writing Illini Sep 30, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Projected Illini lineup with Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn

On Friday afternoon, the Illinois basketball team added to their class of 2023. Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn was a big addition to the Illini. He was once a Purdue commitment, but he then reopened his recruitment and would eventually pick Illinois. With Gibbs-Lawhorn onboard, this changes what the potential lineup could look like for the Illini. We […] Illinois Basketball: Projected Illini lineup with Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 30, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Ty Rodgers looked at as a top freshman for 2022-23

There is no doubt we are in the middle of another golden era of Illinois basketball. With Brad Underwood at the helm, the Illini are recruiting just as good if not better than any time in the past 30 years. The class of 2022 helped cement that fact. Inside the Illinois class of 2022 were […] Illinois Basketball: Ty Rodgers looked at as a top freshman for 2022-23 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 30, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Illini land another top 100 recruit for 2023

It looks like the Illinois basketball team has added to the family on Friday afternoon. The Illini added their first member of the class of 2023 back on August 28 when Amani Hansberry decided to end his recruitment and pick Illinois. He was a great first piece to the puzzle, as Hansberry is a four-star […] Illinois Basketball: Illini land another top 100 recruit for 2023 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 30, 2022

Illinois Football: Johnny Newton has been a menace for the Illini

The Illinois football team has displayed some of the best defense I have seen in years. A start of 3-1 has the Illini in a good position to make a push for a bowl game. This start has also put head coach Bret Bielema at 8-8 through his first 16 games, which makes him one […] Illinois Football: Johnny Newton has been a menace for the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 30, 2022

Illinois Football: Preview of the Wisconsin offense against the Illini

The Illinois football team has a tough test this weekend, as we take on the Wisconsin Badgers on the road. It has always been tough for the Illini to beat Wisconsin no matter where the game is played. We have had one win over the Badgers since 2003. The last time we beat Wisconsin in […] Illinois Football: Preview of the Wisconsin offense against the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 30, 2022

Illinois Basketball: The Almanac keeps Illini in the top 25

Illinois basketball has a chance to do something really special for the 2022-23 campaign. I believe every Illini fan should be excited about the upcoming campaign. Finally, Illinois is not a team that rebuilds every few years. We are a team that reloads with talent and is ready to fight for a national title. There […] Illinois Basketball: The Almanac keeps Illini in the top 25 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Writing Illini Sep 30, 2022

Illinois Football: 4-star Georgia tight end receives Illini offer

Illinois football went to The Peach State in hopes of landing a solid tight end for 2024. This season, a development for the Illini has been using the tight end position. The previous coaching regime seemed to forget the tight end existed, but Bret Bielema and his coaching staff have utilized their tight ends well. […] Illinois Football: 4-star Georgia tight end receives Illini offer - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Fighting Illini Player News

  • 1 Coleman Hawkins

    Coleman Hawkins

    Illinois Basketball: Coleman Hawkins makes latest 2023 NBA Mock Draft

  • 1 RJ Melendez

    RJ Melendez

    Illinois’ wing depth is too “Goode” to be true

  • Chase Brown

    Chase Brown

    Illinois Football: 5 observations from the Illini win over Wisconsin

  • Tommy DeVito

    Tommy DeVito

    Illinois Football: Tommy DeVito re-defining the typical Illini quarterback

  • Pat Bryant

    Pat Bryant

    Illinois Football: Pat Bryant is a big target the Illini have been missing

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