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PHOTO GALLERY: Kofi’s Career at Illinois

A look back at Kofi’s time as an Illini.

Illinois star big man Cockburn to enter NBA draft

Illinois junior Kofi Cockburn will enter the 2022 NBA draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility.

Class of '23 ESPN 300 WR prospect chooses ND

Notre Dame added a sixth ESPN 300 prospect to the 2023 class on Tuesday night, when wide receiver Braylon James announced his commitment to the Fighting Irish despite offers from LSU, Georgia, Ohio State, Texas and Oregon.

Sun Belt West preview: Can Louisiana maintain its perch?

The Sun Belt West will have a new look, but the four-time defending champion Ragin' Cajuns remain the team to beat.

Freshman Duren to leave Memphis for NBA draft

Memphis freshman Jalen Duren, after helping the Tigers to an NCAA tournament appearance last month after an up-and-down regular season, will enter the NBA draft, he told ESPN's Jonathan Givony on Monday.

This Week in Illini Athletics: Apr. 18-24, 2022

What’s better than one sweep? Two sweeps.

Transfer Portal Watch: The Backcourt 2.0

Who should the Illini add this summer?

Curbelo finds familiar landing spot at St. John's

After a frustrating sophomore season at Illinois, Andre Curbelo has committed to St. John's as a transfer.

Guards Wynter, Funk transferring to Penn State

Camren Wynter, a first-team All-CAA selection who averaged 15.8 points at Drexel, and Andrew Funk, who averaged a career-best 17.6 points at Bucknell, are both transferring to Penn State.

Pitt, WVU add 4 more years to 'Backyard Brawl'

The current home-and-home agreement between Pitt and West Virginia spans the 2022-25 seasons. Following a three-year break, the teams now will meet each season from 2029 to '32.

QB Daniels heads to W. Virginia after USC, UGA

After playing for USC and Georgia since 2018, quarterback JT Daniels will be suiting up for his third collegiate program next season after opting to transfer to West Virginia, he told ESPN.

Ex-LSU guard Murray will transfer to Georgetown

Brandon Murray, the former LSU guard who started 32 games for the Tigers last season and averaged 10 points per contest, chose to transfer to Georgetown on Monday over Tennessee and Illinois.

The most important storylines to watch in this weekend's spring games

Will D.J. Uiagalelei stake a claim to the Clemson starting quarterback job? Does Purdue have the tools to make a Big Ten West run? And what is Texas A&M going to do at QB?

Gonzaga F Timme announces he'll enter draft

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme, the West Coast Conference player of the year this past season and a second-team AP All-America selection, announced he will enter the NBA draft.

Clark, No. 25 in ESPN 100, heading to Illinois

Skyy Clark, a 6-foot-2 guard ranked No. 25 in the ESPN 100, announced he is headed to Illinois on Thursday.

5-star PG Skyy Clark commits to Illinois

The Illini add a superstar guard to the 2022 class.

PHOTO GALLERY: In the gym with Illini signee Ty Rodgers

We got a chance to watch Ty Rodgers workout this week.

Sources: W. Michigan to hire Stephens as coach

Michigan State associate head coach Dwayne Stephens is expected to be named Western Michigan's new head coach, sources told ESPN's Pete Thamel.