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Omar Payne enters the transfer portal

Payne marks the second Illini to leave this offseason.

Transfer Portal Watch: The Frontcourt

Some options to possibly replace Kofi (if needed).

KU's Agbaji among 5 finalists for Wooden Award

Kansas' Ochai Agbaji, Wisconsin's Johnny Davis, Iowa's Keegan Murray, Gonzaga's Drew Timme and Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe were announced as finalists for the John R. Wooden Award on Wednesday.

'Ready for NBA': Wesley leaves Notre Dame early

Notre Dame freshman Blake Wesley will enter the 2022 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Wednesday, saying that he feels he's "in a great position" after a season with the Irish and that he's "ready to start my next journey."

CSU's Roddy declares for draft, but could return

Colorado State guard David Roddy, the Mountain West Conference's player of the year, has declared for the NBA draft.

Coach Bielema lands another talented in-state linebacker.

The recruiting train just made its second stop.

Bielema lands another talented in-state linebacker

The recruiting train just made its second stop.

Villanova, Duke recruits star in McDonald's game

Future Duke Blue Devil Dariq Whitehead had 13 points on Tuesday night, helping the East past the West, 105-81, at the McDonald's All-American boys high school basketball game in Chicago.

Transfer Portal Watch: The Backcourt

What guards can the Illini pick up this offseason?

Illini's Curbelo in portal after frustrating season

Illinois guard Andre Curbelo entered the transfer portal on Monday, ending a frustrating season for the sophomore.

This Week in Illini Athletics: Mar. 28-Apr. 3, 2022

It was a big week for Illini women’s golf.

'Such a joy': Mike Krzyzewski and a college basketball ritual nearing its end

Confronting the end in this weekend's West Regional, Coach K remained rooted in the familiar.

4-star athlete is Illinois’ first 2023 commit

A big pickup for Bielema’s next class.

MAC West preview: Top storylines, players in unpredictable division

Toledo has the pieces to finish on top, but usual suspects Central Michigan, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan are right there too.

More offensive line help is on the way for Illinois

This massive JUCO tackle is highly rated, but was lightly recruited.

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