CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- There were several specific traits Illinois men's basketball coach Brad Underwood and his staff were looking for in the 2018 recruiting class. Improved size, athleticism, passing/shooting and high basketball IQ's were all big pieces of filling needs for the Illini. The other big piece of the puzzle was whether or not the recruits were winners.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- With spring ball in the rearview mirror, the Illinois football coaching staff is all in on recruiting. Several players have already committed in the 2019 class, including a solid foundation of 5-star quarterback Isaiah Williams and 4-star receiver Marquez Beason. The staff wants more to join before the fall when the season starts.
WCIA -- Illinois basketball signs five players on Wednesday, the opening day of the spring signing period. Giorgi Bezhanishvilli, Andres Feliz, Tevian Jones, Samba Kane and Alan Griffin all signed National Letters of Intent to join the Illini. They join Ayo Dosunmu, who signed with the team last November during the fall signing cycle.
GORDYVILLE (WCIA) -- Illinois men's basketball coach Brad Underwood talks with WCIA 3 Sports Director Bret Beherns LIVE at the 6th annual Illini athletics Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser Wednesday night. They also talk about national signing day and the five players Underwood and the Illini signed for next season.
WCIA -- The Illinois basketball team added one of its top recruiting targets on Tuesday. Four-star wing Tevian Jones verbally committed to play for the Illini, ahead of offers from Arizona, California, Nevada and several others.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith joins WCIA 3 sports director Bret Beherns LIVE after spring practice No. 10 to talk about the Illini's progress so far this spring, recruiting, the football performance center and more.
CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) -- Less than 12 hours after losing two players to transfer, Illinois basketball adds one. Giorgi Bezhanishvili verbally committed to play for the Illini late Monday night after officially visiting campus with his mom.