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Why Everyone Is So Excited About RJ Melendez

Freshman guard RJ Melendez has been steadily getting more and more time over the past few weeks and on Sunday we saw a breakout performance against Northwestern. He reached double figures for the first time in his career with 14 points in just 17 minutes. Melendez added in six rebounds, two steals and a blockContinue reading “Why Everyone Is So Excited About RJ Melendez”

Illinois Basketball Team Preview

Illinois reached new heights last year despite being knocked out by Loyola-Chicago in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. They finished the year 24-7, won the Big Ten Tournament and earned a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament (their first appearance in the Big Dance since 2013). This years team loses a few piecesContinue reading “Illinois Basketball Team Preview”

Illinois Football Preview: What to Know Before Week 1

It was another rough year for Illinois in 2020 as they finished with a 2-6 record in what was a Big Ten only season because of Covid-19. Lovie Smith is out as head coach and Bret Bielema is in. Bielema saw tremendous success as a head coach at Wisconsin from 2006-2012 before leaving Camp RandallContinue reading “Illinois Football Preview: What to Know Before Week 1”

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