The same old recruiting narrative continues to plague the Illinois Basketball program as another potential game changing player, Stephan F. Austin graduate transfer TJ Holyfield, chose a different program other than the Fighting Illini this week. Illinois fans have had enough of these so called "misses" in recruiting, and are wondering when their fortunes might … Continue reading Illinois target DJ Steward shines at the Nike EYBL Circuit behind 46 point performance
Graduate transfer TJ Holyfield completed his visit to Champaign, Illinois on Saturday May 5 and has now taken all of his three official visits. TJ Holyfield has been one of the highly sought after transfers this off-season because of his impact at the Stephan F. Austin Lumberjacks. During the 2017-2018 season, Holyfield shot 54.8 percent … Continue reading Graduate Transfer TJ Holyfield completes his third and final official visit. What’s next?
This past College Football season for the Illinois Football program was all about growth. The team started many freshman at skill positions and the hope was that stars would emerge through the struggle. Although red-shirt freshman wide receiver Edwin Carter only played in one game last year, I think it is fair to say that … Continue reading Illinois WR Edwin Carter is making an unthinkable recovery from last year’s season ending injury
It was another big weekend for Illinois Football in Champaign, IL. just maybe not in the same exact way as the previous weekend. The annual Illinois Spring football game took place and was a spectacle in itself. While the game provided Illini fans with a glimpse of what they might see in the fall, all … Continue reading 2020 3-Star WR Nae’Saan Dickerson Takes An Unofficial Visit to Champaign
The Fighting Illini mens basketball team finished up it's season for the the second year in a row with a losing record. That can be disheartening to some, but for others, like Trent Frazier he sees growth and an abundance of talent ready to blossom in the seasons ahead. I admire Trents work ethic and … Continue reading One on one With Trent Frazier
A Storm is Coming The 2018-2019 season has been an emotional roller coaster for not only the team but the best fan base in the country. Having spoken to certain players' families during the rough stretch, I was moved by how much they believed this group would turn it around. It's not just about nepotism … Continue reading The State of Fighting Illini Basketball
At the conclusion of the 2018 season, with bad defense and a lull in recruiting, it seemed that the term Littyville had come and gone like Halley's Comet. But, in the week before Christmas, Lovie Smith's Illini have gotten better. Much better. And for the first time since Ron Zook's Illini started 6-0 in 2011, … Continue reading Excitement in Littyville