For the past two years, amidst moderate draft buzz, Ayo Dosunmu, the Chicago native has returned, been talked about in the preseason, and helped raise the level of the program. The Illini won 12 games his freshman year, 21 last year, and they’re on pace to pass that mark this year, now sitting at fifth in the country.
University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced today a three-year extension for men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood through 2026 and extensions for his coaching staff through 2022, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees at its March 12 meeting. The new agreement keeps Underwood, who signed his original six-year contract in
Illinois men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood announced Tuesday the following staff reorganization. Stephen Gentry has been hired as assistant coach, reuniting with Underwood after spending the last two years at Gonzaga as director of operations for coach Mark Few. The Bulldogs had a stellar 65-9 record over his two seasons, winning back-to-back West Coast Conference titles and
Here are a few things that I’ve heard as school gets underway… I can confirm that Matt Vogel has been named as the Director of Basketball Operations on Derek Kellogg’s new staff at LIU Brooklyn. He had been on Kellogg’s administrative staff at UMass since 2009, serving most recently as the operations coordinator. It
Illinois head basketball coach Brad Underwood has announced the hiring of Geoff Alexander as Assistant to the Head Coach. Alexander is a 17-year veteran of the coaching profession and comes to Champaign after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach at Evansville. During his time serving under head coach Marty Simmons, the Purple
Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Wednesday the hiring of Ron Coleman as assistant coach and Stephen Gentry as assistant to the head coach. Ron Coleman – Assistant Coach Coleman comes to Champaign after serving the last two years as an assistant at UIC under coach Steve McClain. The Flames were one of the nation’s
Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Wednesday two assistant coaches for the program with the hiring of Orlando Antigua and retention of Jamall Walker. Strength and conditioning coach Adam Fletcher also will remain with the Illini, and two support staff roles have been filled with the additions of Joey Biggs as director of operations and
Busy 24 hours. Here are a bunch of things that I’ve heard… Monmouth head coach King Rice on fire right now at Duquesne. Sounds like this one is really close to getting done – stay tuned… Hottest name right now at UMass is Florida Gulf Coast head coach Joe Dooley. He has killed it at
The press conference to introduce Brad Underwood as the new head basketball coach at Illinois will begin at 1pm ET/12pm CT. The link to live coverage of the event can be found HERE.
University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman has taken the first step in helping Illinois Basketball return to a place of national prominence by hiring Brad Underwood as the 18th Fighting Illini men’s head coach. “I am excited to welcome Brad Underwood, his wife Susan, and their three children to the Fighting Illini family,”
Working through a March blizzard. Here are a few things that I’ve heard while hoping the power doesn’t go out… The Cuonzo Martin to Illinois chatter is really starting to pick up. The current coach at Cal, Martin is a native of East St. Louis, IL (had to google that – I thought East St.
Dee Brown has resigned as the men’s basketball Director of Player Development and Alumni Relations at the University of illinois. Brown, who starred at Illinois from 2003-2006, Tweeted the following yesterday: “After much thought, I’ve made the tough decision to leave my position. I will always have love for my school and basketball program. I