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Around the Big Ten: Illinois

Undergoing constant rebuilding, Illinois now turns to another former Ohio State assistant - Tim Beckman - to lead the program to the top of the Big Ten. 2012 is a prime opportunity for the Fighting Illini.
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University of Illinois athletics director thinks big during first six months ... - Herald & Review

University of Illinois athletics director thinks big during first six months ... - Herald & Review | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Arts and Entertainment PlaygroundUniversity of Illinois athletics director thinks big during first six months ...Herald & Review10 to replace retiring 19-year athletics director Ron Guenther, and in six whirlwind months, he has watched over one of...
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Butler’s Stevens Rejects Illini, Ohio’s Groce Next | Illinois Public Media News Headlines | Illinois Public Media | University of Illinois

Butler’s Stevens Rejects Illini, Ohio’s Groce Next | Illinois Public Media News Headlines | Illinois Public Media | University of Illinois | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Illinois Public Media News Headlines, news for East Central Illinois, University of Illinois, Champaign, Urbana, Illinois (A person familiar with the coaching search at Illinois says the Illini are interested in talking to Ohio’s John Groce:...
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Illini Brandon Paul and Meyers Leonard seeking NBA Feedback - ChicagoNow (blog)

Illini Brandon Paul and Meyers Leonard seeking NBA Feedback - ChicagoNow (blog) | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
ChicagoNow (blog)Illini Brandon Paul and Meyers Leonard seeking NBA FeedbackChicagoNow (blog)By Paul M.
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Hummel's departure from college basketball is college basketball's loss - CBSSports.com

Hummel's departure from college basketball is college basketball's loss - CBSSports.com | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Los Angeles TimesHummel's departure from college basketball is college basketball's lossCBSSports.comRobbie Hummel will never play college basketball again. College basketball will be the poorer for that.
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Tate: I think Guenther would've made move, too - IlliniHQ

Tate: I think Guenther would've made move, too - IlliniHQ | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Tate: I think Guenther would've made move, tooIlliniHQWould he have gone for the trifecta of Ron Zook, Jolette Law and Bruce Weber? This opinion will be attempted without Guenther's input.
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Gene Keady: 'No reason' for Weber's dismissal - Daily Illini

Gene Keady: 'No reason' for Weber's dismissal - Daily Illini | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Gene Keady: 'No reason' for Weber's dismissalDaily IlliniEditor's note: The following was pulled from a conversation the Illini Drive @ 5 had Monday with Gene Keady, a six-time national coach of the year and longtime head coach at Purdue while...
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Illinois AD: No timetable for Weber decision - Bloomington Pantagraph

Illinois AD: No timetable for Weber decision - Bloomington Pantagraph | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
FOX2now.comIllinois AD: No timetable for Weber decisionBloomington PantagraphIllinois coach Bruce Weber gestures to his players in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Champaign on Thursday March 1, 2012.
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Mercilus likely to be first-round pick - STLtoday.com

Mercilus likely to be first-round pick - STLtoday.com | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
NBCSports.comMercilus likely to be first-round pickSTLtoday.comHe took another step toward the first round with a good showing Tuesday at the Illini's pro day in Champaign, Ill.
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Lowery's firing unleashes Weber speculation - STLtoday.com

Lowery's firing unleashes Weber speculation - STLtoday.com | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
SB NationLowery's firing unleashes Weber speculationSTLtoday.comThe firing of coach Chris Lowery at Southern Illinois University Carbondale opened the floodgates for rumors that Bruce Weber might return to the school that he built into a mid-major...
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The Illini play defense - Chicago Tribune

The Illini play defense - Chicago Tribune | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Chicago TribuneThe Illini play defenseChicago TribuneUniversity of Illinois Chairman Christopher Kennedy is playing defense these days. We hope the game isn't already lost.
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Big Ten Mount Rushmore « Rush The Court

Big Ten Mount Rushmore « Rush The Court | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
What meant more to the state and rest of the Big Ten was how he went about his business. He had an incredible graduation rate with his players and they played the tough-nosed basketball that has been a staple of the Big ...
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Illini’s Bruce Weber in trouble - Lite Rock 98.9 - WJEZ

Illini’s Bruce Weber in trouble - Lite Rock 98.9 - WJEZ | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Another loss, this time at the hands of the Ohio State Buckeyes has put Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber one step closer to losing his job.
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Greenberg: Illinois got lucky with Groce hiring

Greenberg: Illinois got lucky with Groce hiring | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Illinois got lucky with its hiring of Ohio coach John Groce.
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Is Illinois basketball coach search really a ‘national embarrassment?’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Is Illinois basketball coach search really a ‘national embarrassment?’ - Chicago Sun-Times | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
AFTERNOON SPORTS CLUB: Coaches of all races and creeds are turning down the Illinois basketball job.
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Illini intensifying pursuit of Smart | CAAZone.com

Illini intensifying pursuit of Smart | CAAZone.com | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Illini intensifying pursuit of Smart. The Feed is a curated aggregation of CAA-related news and blogs. Our goal is to highlight the great articles being written and direct traffic back to the original sources, introducing fans to new ...
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Source: Bruce Weber offered SIU job - ESPN

Source: Bruce Weber offered SIU job - ESPN | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
ChicagoNowSource: Bruce Weber offered SIU jobESPNBy Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com Southern Illinois wants Bruce Weber back and has offered the former Illinois coach its head coaching job, according to a source familiar with the situation.
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Illini's Leonard, Paul test NBA draft waters - ESPN (blog)

Illini's Leonard, Paul test NBA draft waters - ESPN (blog) | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Illini's Leonard, Paul test NBA draft watersESPN (blog)By Scott Powers AP Photo/Robert K. O'Daniell Illinois sophomore Meyers Leonard is ranked No. 17 in the 2012 draft class by ESPN NBA draft analyst Chad Ford.
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Men's Hoops: Illinois programs in sad state - Rockford Register Star

Men's Hoops: Illinois programs in sad state - Rockford Register Star | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Men's Hoops: Illinois programs in sad stateRockford Register StarAP Illinois head coach Bruce Weber reacts in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa at the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis,...
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NCAA Tournament Hot Topics - ESPN

USA TODAYNCAA Tournament Hot TopicsESPN"While showing off our amazing college basketball teams is great, many Americans struggling to find jobs, dealing with soaring gas prices, or concerned with our rising deficit and debt would probably like the...
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Illini Basketball: 7-1 Leonard comes up short in voting - The State Journal-Register

Illini Basketball: 7-1 Leonard comes up short in voting - The State Journal-Register | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Daily IlliniIllini Basketball: 7-1 Leonard comes up short in votingThe State Journal-RegisterIllini coach Bruce Weber said he was surprised the conference coaches didn't give Leonard more respect because “every team gears their defense toward...
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Illinois Vs. Wisconsin: Fighting Illini Play For Seeding On Sunday Afternoon - SB Nation

Illinois Vs. Wisconsin: Fighting Illini Play For Seeding On Sunday Afternoon - SB Nation | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Sports Chat PlaceIllinois Vs. Wisconsin: Fighting Illini Play For Seeding On Sunday AfternoonSB NationBy brandon_k_scott Mar 4, 2012 - In their final regular season game, the Illinois Fighting Illini faces the No.
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Bruce Weber sees St. Louis Cardinals as inspiration for postseason hope - ChicagoNow (blog)

Bruce Weber sees St. Louis Cardinals as inspiration for postseason hope - ChicagoNow (blog) | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
ChicagoNow (blog)Bruce Weber sees St. Louis Cardinals as inspiration for postseason hopeChicagoNow (blog)The Cards do come first though, and perhaps Illini coach Bruce Weber knew that when he made his appeal to Illini Nation that his team's...
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Success is thing of past for Illini - The State Journal-Register

Success is thing of past for Illini - The State Journal-Register | Fighting Illini Basketball | Scoop.it
Sports Chat PlaceSuccess is thing of past for IlliniThe State Journal-RegisterThose were good days for Illini fans. From 1997 through 2006, Illinois was a regular in the NCAAs, missing the dance only in 1999.
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Potential Replacements for Embattled Bruce Weber

Illinois basketball’s latest thumping at the hands of Ohio State suggest that either Bruce Weber’s resignation or firing is imminent.  Since Weber’s dismissal is a foregone conclusion, it is a wise time to speculate on his replacement.  However, before...
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